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The Battle of Stirling Bridge
In the spring of 1297, after his wife had been murdered by the Sheriff of Lanark, and a group of his supporters stole into the town late at night. Wallace made his way to the home of Hesilrig and gained revenge for the death of his beloved Marion. The garrison of English soldiers were put to the sword and from surrounding towns and villages men "who were bitter of heart, and weighted down by the burden of bondage flocked to his banner".
During the early summe months of 1297, Wallace and his volunteer army marched throughout Scotland capturing Castles and Towns, driving the invaders south. In their march north, the towns of Glasgow, Scone, ...

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heavy cavalry and 50,000 foot soldiers, the volunteer Scottish Army fought and defeated the might of Edward Longshanks invading army. The Scots fought with home-made weapons; knives, axes; wooden spears. But they fought for the survival of their nation, a desire for freedom and a belief in one man; William Wallace.


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