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Young William Wallace


What led the young William Wallace down the path to greatness? To determine that, this article discusses Wallace’s early years and some of the motivations behind his struggle against the English in 13th century Scotland.

William Wallace has mysterious beginnings, as most legendry heroes do. Wallace is one of Scotland’s greatest heroes and the inspiration for Mel Gibson’s character in the movie Braveheart. Not only do reports of his life remain undecided on whether his father’s name was Malcolm or Allen, but even his birth year is debated. There is no question, however, that he is the standard for freedom and peace in his Scottish homeland. Read the full story

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