William Wallace: Brave Heart

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Mainstream, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
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Sir William Wallace of Ellerslie is one of history's greatest heroes, but also one of its greatest enigmas - a shadowy figure whose edges have been blurred by myth and legend. Even the date and place of his birth have been mis-stated - until now. James Mackay uses all his skills as a historical detective to produce this definitive biography, telling the incredible story of a man who, without wealth or noble birth, rose to become Guardian of Scotland. William Wallace, with superb generalship and tactical genius, led a country with no previous warlike tradition to triumph gloriously over the much larger, better-armed and better-trained English forces. Seven hundred years later, the heroism and betrayal, the valiant deeds and the dark atrocities, and the struggle of a small nation against a brutal and powerful empire, still create a compelling tale.

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User Review  - Mindy Bollinger - Goodreads

So I have watched the movie Braveheart and I can tell you right now the book is way better and so much different then the movie. There is so much more history in the book then there ever was in the ... Read full review

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User Review  - David Leemon - Goodreads

I bit dry, but gives an interesting background to that movie Mel Gibson was in (which I haven't seen yet). I'm not sure which side I really wanted to root for. Both the English and the Scottish seemed to be very brutally violent in the 1290s. Read full review


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Mackay is an award winning author and historian and is regarded as the world's leading authority on the life and works of Robert Burns.

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