William Wallace


Sir William Wallace (c. 1270-1305) was a Scottish knight and national hero who fought for his country's independence from England. Wallace famously led the Scots to victory against a larger English army at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in September 1297.

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  • c. 1270 - 1305
    Life of the Scottish knight Sir William Wallace.
  • May 1297
    A small force led by William Wallace attacks and kills the English sheriff at Lanark.
  • May 1297 - Jul 1297
    A froce led by William Wallace attacks several English garrisons between the rivers Forth and Tay.
  • 11 Sep 1297
    A Scottish army led by William Wallace defeats an English army at the Battle of Stirling Bridge.
  • Mar 1298
    William Wallace is knighted and made the Guardian of Scotland.
  • 22 Jul 1298
    Edward I of England is victorious at the Battle of Falkirk where 20,000 Scots are killed. Stirling Castle is regained.
  • 5 Aug 1305
    Sir William Wallace is captured by the English in Glasgow.
  • 23 Aug 1305
    The Scottish national leader William Wallace is charged with treason and executed in London.
  • c. 1470
    The ballad 'The Acts and Deeds of Sir William Wallace, Knight of Elderslie' is composed.