William Wallace: Guardian of Scotland

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The assassination of Scotland's King Alexander III in 1286 foreshadowed troubles with the English. When Edward I of England failed in his attempt to place his niece upon the Scottish throne, a gap appeared in the royal succession, giving the Scots an opportunity to place one of their own at the head of government. The leader of the movement was William Wallace (c. 1270-1305), a fateful figure in the history of Scotland. This brief study recounts Wallace's legendary life — from his years as a youth and young man ...
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The assassination of Scotland's King Alexander III in 1286 foreshadowed troubles with the English. When Edward I of England failed in his attempt to place his niece upon the Scottish throne, a gap appeared in the royal succession, giving the Scots an opportunity to place one of their own at the head of government. The leader of the movement was William Wallace (c. 1270-1305), a fateful figure in the history of Scotland. This brief study recounts Wallace's legendary life — from his years as a youth and young man spearheading guerrilla warfare against the English, to his designation as "Guardian of Scotland," and his ultimate betrayal and execution. A vivid record of a leader with a powerful hold on the imagination of his people, this important book will be welcomed by students of history and admirers of the Scottish patriot.
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CONTENTS 
THE ENGLISH AGGRESSION  
WALLACE'S FAMILY AND EARLY YEARS  
GUERRILLA WARFARE  
THE DELIVERANCE OF SCOTLAND  
WALLACE GUARDIAN OF SCOTLAND
WALLACE IN FRANCE  
THE LEADERSHIP OF THE BARONS 
CHAPTER VIII THE BETRAYAL AND DEATH OF WALLACE 
THE PATRIOT HERO
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2003

    Accuracy, please!

    I read the Publisher's Notes on this book and was floored by the historical inaccuracies. King Alexander III was not assassinated. Edward I did not attempt to put his niece on the Scottish throne. The gap in the Scottish succession was not caused by anything Edward did. And that's just in the first few sentences! If the publisher can't get it right, how can anyone trust what the book says?

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