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William Wallace: Brave Heart

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William Wallace of Elderslie, younger son of a country knight, came to fame through his active opposition to the aggressive imperialism of Englands King Edward I. From political and social obscurity he seized control of the reins of government and became the first leader of his people in a war of liberation against a far larger and richer enemy—England—that would last for more than 60 years. Historians have seen Wallace as a man of the common people, a man who built an army from the patriotic masses when the Scottish nobility sided with the English. In fact, Wallace was a member of the nobility himself and his army little removed from the ordinary military conventions of the day. Chris Brown cuts through the myths still perpetuated today to produce the first biography of Wallace driven by contemporary medieval records rather than Victorian legends to present an accurate portrait of the life and career of Scotlands greatest hero.

Synopsis:

Sir William Wallace of Ellerslie is one of history's greatest heroes, and one of its greatest enigmas - a figure whose edges have been blurred by myth and legend. This biography tells of a man who, without wealth or noble birth, rose to become the Guardian of Scotland.

Synopsis:

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. 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. 700 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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Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-277) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781851588237
Author:
Mackay, James
Publisher:
Mainstream Publishing
Author:
MacKay, James
Author:
Brown, Chris
Location:
Edinburgh :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Scotland
Subject:
Historical - British
Subject:
Revolutionaries
Subject:
Guerrillas
Subject:
Wallace, william, sir, 1272-1305
Subject:
Nationalists
Subject:
Guerrillas -- Scotland -- Biography.
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Subject:
Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
99
Publication Date:
19960331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.10 x 5.90 in 1.50 lb

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Product details 288 pages Mainstream Publishing Company, Ltd. - English 9781851588237 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Sir William Wallace of Ellerslie is one of history's greatest heroes, and one of its greatest enigmas - a figure whose edges have been blurred by myth and legend. This biography tells of a man who, without wealth or noble birth, rose to become the Guardian of Scotland.
"Synopsis" by ,
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. 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. 700 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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