William Wallace

Greatest Freedom Fighters

Sir William Wallace was a Scottish knight. He gained fame as one of the pioneers amid the Wars of Scottish Independence. Despite knowing the consequences of standing up against the English men, he kept on working hard for the Scottish. Wallace defeated an English armed force at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in September 1297. He worked together with Andrew Moray. He was designated Guardian of Scotland and served until his demise at the Battle of Falkirk in July 1298.

English king offered a large sum of money to anyone who killed or captured him. Wallace was seized in August 1305, and transported to London. He was charged and tried with treason. William denied all charges. He was executed in 1305. His body was cut off after execution and the head was placed on London Bridge. His limbs were put on display in Newcastle, Berwick, Stirling and Perth. Since his death, Wallace has acquired a famous status all around the UK specifically Scotland.

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