Sir William Wallace 1272-1305 Knight and Guardian of Scotland Battle of Stirling Bridge. Scottish hero and champion of Scottish independence who beat Edward I at the battle of Stirling Bridge, was captured by the English and later executed as a traitor
The National Wallace Monument rising above Stirling, Scotland, UK (by paspog). Been there this past winter...but it's SO in my list of places to go again next time. And the Stirling Bridge is a magical piece of history and architecture.
William Wallace Monument, Stirling, Scotland - Sir William Wallace was a Scottish knight who became one of the main leaders during the Wars of Scottish Independence. Along with Andrew Moray, Wallace defeated an English army at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in September 1297 and was the subject of literary works by Sir Walter Scott, Jane Porter, and of the Academy Award-winning film Braveheart (1995).