August 23, 2014

This day in history:
William Wallace's execution was held on 23 August. He was hung, drawn and quartered and his head was placed on London Bridge. His limbs displayed in Newcastle, Berwick, Stirling and Perth. He had been seized near Glasgow and was charged and tried with treason, which he denied, saying he had never sworn allegiance to the English king. Wallace led the Scottish rebellion against Edward I and inflicted a famous defeat on the English army at Stirling Bridge. He is remembered as a patriot and national hero. read more

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