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1305 William Wallace, Scottish patriot, executed
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The Wallace Monument is a glorious 1869 architecture piece perched atop Abbey Craig near Stirling, Scotland, commemorating the life of one William Wallace, he of the blue faced Mel Gibson Braveheart war cries that represent such a fictionalization of what actually happened that our historian bus driver Dave represents the conflicted national pride the locals have of that movie: great for tourism and we love our Will; bummer Mel painted an elaborate deception that confuses the world about what really happened. 60 more words
On August 5th 1305 William Wallace, who led the Scottish resistance against England, was captured by English forces near Glasgow. He was transported to London and sentenced to execution for high treason and crimes against English civilians by King Edward I of England, he was hung, drawn and quartered by the English.