Rewriting Scotland’s past

Issued: Mon, 05 Dec 2011 20:40:00 GMT

For centuries historians have thought that the spark that led to the popular Scottish uprising against Edward I in 1297 was William Wallace’s killing of the English sheriff of Lanark, William Hesilrig. and Lundie a turncoat, Wallace alone was left to lead the victorious resistance. It must be doubted whether he or anyone else expected that would happen.

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