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William Wallace, Braveheart - The True Story

April 28! National Bravehearts Day! Statue of William Wallace near the Wallace Monument in Sterling, Scotland.

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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

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The Wallace's Sword is an antique claymore purported to have belonged to William Wallace (1272–1305). The shaft of the sword measures 4 feet 4 inches in length (132 cm) and including the tip 5 feet 6 inches (168 cm). The breadth of the blade varies from 2.25 inches at the guard to 0.75 inches before the point. The sword weighs 6.0 lb (2.7 kg).

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Sir William Wallace did NOT WEAR A KILT. KILTS HAD NOT YET BEEN INVENTED. Many thanks to Mel "sugar tits" Gibson for putting this particular bee in my bonnet.

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