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  - 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

Review: William Wallace: Brave Heart

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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Contents

Origins and Boyhood
13
Early Manhood
43
Toom Tabard
67
Copyright

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About the author (1996)

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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