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In the Footsteps of William Wallace : In Scotland and Northern England - ALAN YOUNG

In the Footsteps of William Wallace

In Scotland and Northern England

Paperback Published: 23rd April 2010
ISBN: 9780752456386
Number Of Pages: 208

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A superbly illustrated journey through the landscape and events of the life of the iconic Scottish knight who was brought to life in the film Braveheart


For nearly 700 years debate has raged over the true nature of William Wallace and his role in Scotland's turbulent history—was he the Braveheart of Blind Harry's legendary account, the bold, but savage, hero of the Scottish wars, or, as some contemporary chroniclers attested, was he nothing but a villainous thief and vagrant fugitive? This book draws on a wide range of contemporary and modern sources to look behind the figure of legend to find Wallace's true character. It traces Wallace's journey from his modest upbringing in south-west Scotland and his first victory as a "guerilla" leader and military commander at Stirling Bridge to his painful death seven years later, including his "invasion" of Northumberland and Cumberland. This is an essential traveling companion for a journey through Wallace's kingdom and to learn more about the myth and the man.

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
William Wallace - The Making Of A Legendp. 1
Peasant Rascal Or Noble Hero?p. 21
The Stewartsp. 24
William Wallace And The Revolt Of 1297p. 44
John Balliolp. 46
Guerrilla To Governorp. 84
The Moraysp. 88
Wallace, Governor Of Scotlandp. 121
York as a War Capitalp. 124
Edward Ip. 130
The Wilderness Years -Betrayal And Martyrdomp. 152
Robert Brucep. 154
Appendix: Access To Sitesp. 183
Bibliographyp. 185
Indexp. 187
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ISBN: 9780752456386
ISBN-10: 0752456385
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 23rd April 2010
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 17.0  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.52