Wallace Monument With The Ochil Hills
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The Wallace Monument is located in Stirling Scotland. I was fortunate to visit Scotland and observe this monument from Stirling Castle. It was a beautiful October day and the foliage was perfect. To see the Wallace Monument with the Ochil Hills in the background was just magnificent. The monument in Stirling was opened in 1869 to commemorate the life of the Scottish patriot and martyr Sir William Wallace, and has attracted visitors from near and far ever since. The National Wallace Monument is managed and operated by Stirling District Tourism Limited. It is closed now due to Covid-19. Who was William Wallace? Let me tell you....
"Sir William Wallace was a Scottish knight who became one of the main leaders during the First War of Scottish Independence.
Along with Andrew Moray, Wallace defeated an English army at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in September 1297. He was appointed Guardian of Scotland and served until his defeat at the Battle of Falkirk in July 1298. In August 1305, Wallace was captured in Robroyston, near Glasgow, and handed over to King Edward I of England, who had him hanged, drawn and quartered for high treason and crimes against English civilians.
Since his death, Wallace has obtained an iconic status far beyond his homeland. He is the protagonist of Blind Harry's 15th-century epic poem The Wallace and the subject of literary works by Sir Walter Scott and Jane Porter, and of the Academy Award-winning film Braveheart. He was first cousin to Roger de Kirkpatrick. Roger himself was a third cousin to Robert the Bruce." (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Wallace).
Honestly, I have read many Scottish history books, but haven't learned a lot about William Wallace. I think it's time for me to look for an accurate William Wallace history book....if you have any suggestions, please feel free to recommend them! Thanks! Slainte. Stay healthy and be well.
July 24th, 2020
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