William Wallace

The Dastardly Past:  William Wallace.

William_Wallace_statue,_Scottish_National_Portrait_Gallery,_Edinburgh

On August 23, 1305, William Wallace, the Scottish chief and freedom fighter who led the War of Scottish Independence, was executed using several of the most gruesome methods every devised by Medieval minds.  The catalogue of tortures inflicted upon him at the hands of the English can be read on the webpage of the Society of William Wallace.  I’d list them here, but I’m eating my lunch.

 

1 thought on “William Wallace”

  1. I married into Clan Wallace and even had “Scots Wha’ Hae” as our wedding recessional. We remember the Patriot each year on August 23.

    Remember, everything that Edward Longshanks did to Wallace, he practiced on the Welsh. Sad but true.

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