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  • Rebellion Forces Under William Wallace
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    Sir William Wallace When the king of Scotland died without an heir to the throne the nephew of the king also the king of England nicknamed Edward the Longshanks (Edward I) took the throne for himself and complete control of Scotland. William Wall When the king of Scotland died without an heir to the throne the nephew of the king also the king of England nicknamed Edward the Longshanks (Edward I) took the throne for himself and complete control of Scotland. William Wallace was Born in January of ...
  • Strong Point From A Social Conflict Perspective
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    "BRAVEHEART" I shall tell you of William Wallace, historians from England will say I am a liar, but history was written from those who have hanged hero's " William Wallace was born in Scotland around 1280 BC during times of great instability. The entire country was in chaos and conflict because of an evil tyrant known as Edward the Longshanks. Longshanks claimed the thrown and entire rule of England, including Scotland. Under his rein the towns were imprisoned with steep taxes and magistrates. S...
  • Its Independence William Wallace
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    William Wallace was born in January of the year 1272. He was the second of three sons. Wallace was born in the town of Ellerslie, which was in Scotland. His Father Sir Malcolm Wallace held the title of knight but had no political power. Wallace's Father was involved in a rebellion called Turnberry Band when William was 14 years old and was sent to live with his uncle Argil e. His Uncle taught William Latin and French and how to be a swordsman. When William's father returned from the revolt at Tu...
  • Resistance From William Wallace And Robert
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    Scottish Succession: A Fight for Freedom William Wallace: William Wallace stands out as the most important man in the history of Scottish freedom. Historians debate the exact date of Wallace's birth, but most agree that he was born circa 1270 AD. Wallace was born to Sir Malcolm Wallace, Laird of Elderslie and Achinbothie, and the daughter of Sir Hugh Crawford, Sheriff of Ayr (Campbell, 1). Historians also confirm that William was the middle child in a family of three boys. William's father and o...
  • Wallace Scotland
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    William Wallace (c 1270-1305) William Wallace has come to be known as one of Scotland's many heroes and the undeniable leader of the Scottish resistance forces dying for their freedom from English Rule at the end of the 13th century. Most accounts of Wallace have been passed down through the generations by word of mouth, making Wallace somewhat of a Scottish folk hero. Most accounts are merely tentative, and in part due to his success in instilling fear into the hearts of English writers and sto...
  • Wallace And His Volunteer Army
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    -1297-The Year of WILLIAM WALLACE The Battle of Stirling Bridge In the spring of 1297, after his wife had been murdered by the Sheriff of Lanark, William Wallace and a group of his supporters stole into the town late at night. Wallace made his way to the home of Hesilrig and gained revenge for the death of his beloved Marion. The garrison of English soldiers were put to the sword and from surrounding towns and villages men 'who were bitter of heart, and weighted down by the burden of bondage flo...
  • Scots To Freedom
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    B. William Wallace 1. What advice does his father give him? When William is a young boy, his father dies. Shortly after that he has a dream that his father is lying beside him on a table. He dreams that his father whispers, "Your heart is free, have the courage to follow it". Keeping this in his mind, William sets out to live his life to the fullest in great memory of his father. 2. What methods does he use to really the Scots against England? Wallace uses his speaking skills to help persuade th...
  • William Wallace
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    Patriot, Thief, Guardian, Traitor: William Wallace has been many things to many people. However, since Mel Gibson's 1995 film, 'Braveheart', to most he is a freedom fighter and icon of Scottish independence. Little contemporary record remains, and what information we do have comes, in the main, from biographers like Blind Harry, written over two hundred years later with their own agenda. What is known about Wallace's early years is that, unlike the other potential leaders of the Scots at the tim...
  • William Wallace And Scotland
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    Braveheart Braveheart is a realistic portrayal of the power struggle between England and Scotland. The film starts by showing William Wallace as a boy, losing his father to Edward the Longshanks, King of England. William Wallace leaves Scotland with his uncle to live with him. Years elapse and William Wallace returns to Scotland, the place of his birth, to take over his family's farm. Wallace finds his childhood love, Marin, and marries her secretly. When one of the feudal lords kills Marin for ...
  • Wallaces Army
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    William Wallace, one of Scotlands greatest national heroes to ever live, had had enough of King Edward I (Long shanks), king of England rule over Scotland. The patriotic Scottish outlaw organized a rebellion to stand up to Edwards rule. Wallace became a hero among the Scots but was considered a traitor by the English. Ultimately Scotland did win its freedom, but Wallaces own campaign was a failure. The main reasons for the failure of William Wallaces military campaign are: The lack of leadership...
  • Forces Of Sir William Wallace
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    The Help of Sir William Wallace Sir William Wallace is one of Scotland's greatest generals and was a great help towards the freedom of Scotland because he brought patriotism to the minds of his fellow Scotsmen in order fight for the freedom for which was nearly taken away by the their English neighbors. He would ride through Scotland gathering clans both from the high and lowlands. Over the years after his death, Scots have proclaimed Sir William Wallace as their countries hero and the man who m...
  • Similar Leadership Skills As William Wallace
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    Leadership In today's rapidly changing world, leadership is necessary to keep up with the competition. In the extract from the film "Braveheart", William Wallace demonstrated many leadership techniques that helped his army prevail as an underdog. Many of the techniques Wallace used are prevalent in modern day business leaders as well. By stepping up in a leadership role, Wallace gained the respect of the entire army even though he was not the man that was put in charge. One of the main things th...
  • Braveheart Vs William Wallace The Movie Braveheart
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    Braveheart vs. William Wallace The movie Braveheart, directed by Mel Gibson and released in 1995, is an epic tale about a Scottish hero named William Wallace. The movie is exceptionally accurate when compared with other historical movies. However, changes have been made to make the film more entertaining and romantic. Despite some minor historical glitches, Braveheart is wonderfully composed and really gives the viewer a good idea of what living in Scotland in the 13th-14th centuries would have ...
  • Great Scottish Patriot William Wallace
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    William Wallace, Joan of Arc, George Armstrong Custer, and the list goes on of the people or groups of people who have had historical films made about them and their accomplishments or blunders. Many of these films have different areas in which they indirectly comment on every aspect of life from the roles of women to a particular look at social class. The idea that film is a medium in which a director can comment on the ills of society has been around since the first motion picture was made. Th...
  • Message By Wallace To The Princess
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    This movie is about war between the English and the scotch rebellion people. A scotch brave knight (William Wallace) comes to lead his people of Scotland to victory in a few battles with the English, which makes a threat to the king of England. The English king sends his French daughter in law to negotiate peace with the savage warier. The scene begins as the warier approaches the beautiful princess with worn out clothes. The princess, have a look of anxiety in her eyes as she recognizes Wallace...
  • Battles With William Wallace And King Edward
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    COMPARING THE MOVIE BRAVEHEART TO REALITY Braveheart may not be completely historically accurate, but yet it does do a good job of portraying the spirit of the times. The battles with William Wallace and King Edward were pretty much accurate but did still have their faults. In this essay I will be finding the fact and fiction that was depicted in the movie Braveheart. Mel Gibson did an excellent job capturing the essence of the character William Wallace. Although his portrayal is probably closer...
  • Death Of William Wallace
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    Braveheart The film Braveheart, while rooted in fact, is largely comprised of historical inaccuracies and anachronisms that do little to tell the true story of William Wallace or his role in the Scottish Rebellion under King Edward I. While the inaccuracies contained within Braveheart may taint the factuality of story, they do not underscore William Wallace's importance to Scottish Rebellion or how he inspired a country to fight for their freedom. The film Braveheart is set during the reign of E...

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