Who is William Wallace and was he as brave as in Braveheart?
Who really was William Wallace? Had he accomplished all this? Was he such a brave person as described in the movie? We will compile all of them in our article.
As described in the movie Braveheart, William Wallace was a very brave person. He fought against the British for the liberation and independence of his country, Scotland.
Although there are different dates in many sources, we can say that he was born around 1270, at the end of the 13th century. Since there is no clear information, it is not possible to say exactly where he was born.
Under William Wallace, Scotland was in a very confused state. The king of Scotland died and no children survived to succeed him and his 4-year-old granddaughter Margaret became queen. She was very young and she passed away a few years later. After this situation, the Scots called on the English king Edward I to rule the country, but the king, on the contrary, came to the borders of Scotland for conquest.
He is a historical character that we know from the movie Braveheart. It was released in 1995 and starred Mel Gibson as the lead. William Wallace has a lot of known heroism. One of them is strategic intelligence in the Battle of Stirling Bridge. They defeated the British with great determination and strategy, since all the British infantry could not pass through the bridge in the battlefield. But after this battle, he was betrayed.
Where did this hatred of the British come from? Because he was thinking of the English as responsible for the death of his father and brother in 1291.
William Wallace Sword
Although it is thought that this sword was left in the time of Wallace, it was understood that it was not so in many studies. Because at that time, it didn’t seem possible to use this sword while the horse was ending. This is because of the size of the sword.
Remaining in Dumbarton Castle from 1305, the sword was later taken to the Wallace National Monument near Stirling in 1875. The main significance of this sword is that it represents Freedom. It has become a symbol of freedom around the world.
Finally, to mention his death, after the Scots came under the English yoke in 1304, he was captured by a Scottish knight and handed over to the English soldiers.
After being captured, he was sent to London and executed for treason. It has been claimed that he called Freedom as his last word.