➵ William Wallace Author James A. MacKay – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk

William Wallace Sir William Wallace Of Ellerslie Is One Of History S Greatest Heroes, But Also One Of Its Greatest Enigmas A Shadowy Figure Whose Edges Have Been Blurred By Myth And Legend James MacKay Uses All His Skills As A Historical Detective To Produce This Definitive Biography, Telling The Incredible Story Of A Man Who, Without Wealth Or Noble Birth, Rose To Become Guardian Of Scotland William Wallace, With Superb Generalship And Tactical Genius, Led A Country With No Previous Warlike Tradition To Triumph Gloriously Over The Much Larger, Better Armed, And Better Trained English Forces 700 Years Later, The Heroism And Betrayal, The Valiant Deeds And The Dark Atrocities, And The Struggle Of A Small Nation Against A Brutal And Powerful Empire, Still Create A Compelling Tale.


10 thoughts on “William Wallace

  1. says:

    This book starts out slow, but has a good overview of the issues of the times, and the narrative really picks up speed and interest once it really gets into Wallace s story The evidence of his life is sketchy and incomplete, but the author does a great job of being clear about what his sources are, and sharing some of the fun stories from the oral tradition even while he is open that the evidence behind the stories isn t reliable In the end, you get a fairly complete picture of William Wallace This book starts out slow, but has a good overview of the issues of the times, and the narrative really picks up speed and interest once it really gets into Wallace s story The evidence of his life is sketchy and incomplete, but the author does a great job of being clear about what his sources are, and sharing some of the fun stories from the oral tradition even while he is open that the evidence behind the stories isn t reliable In the end, you get a fairly complete picture of William Wallace the few hard facts, the few mostly certain events and the atmospheric, swashbuckling nature of the reputation he gathered around himself throughout a life of heroism and violence in service of a cause as told through folklore and songs and rumors about him There were a lot of great st...


  2. says:

    I found this book very interesting I have been to some of the places in this book and one of my ancestors was martyred at the same spot that William Wallace was and I ve been there I could not believe there is a church right by it that was there at the time If history is correct, William Wallace didfor Scotland than anyone and did it for the right reasons He was not a politician and he never gave up I cannot imagine how Scotland and England co exist with the past history they have had I found this book very interesting I have been to some of the places in this book and one of my ancestors was martyred at the same spot that William Wallace was and I ve been there I could not believe there is a church right by it that was there at the time If history is correct...


  3. says:

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  4. says:

    I devoured this book in just 5 days for me that is a big deal I really enjoyed the information in the book There are quite a few events that were well documented but others that were not It was interesting to see how time and pride really effect oral traditions Some of the twists and turns were frustrating where information was lacking Sadly also some of the most pertinent information like the content of the letters he was carrying at the time of capture were lost most likely destroyed by E I devoured this book in just 5 days for me that is a big deal I really enjoyed the information in the book There are quite a few events that were well documented but others that were not It was interesting to see how time and pride really effect oral traditions Some of the twists and turns were frustrating where information was lacking Sadly also some of the most pertinent information like the content of the letters he was carrying at the time of capture were lost most li...


  5. says:

    Ever the heroWilliam Wallace is my favorite male hero of all time The movie set the fire, and research since its release has stoked it This book, while being slightly confusing regarding language use to an average American reader one suspects some Scottish language structure was employed William Wallace Brave Heart was a wheelbarrow full of facts and side notes that help to define this great figure in every capacity.While there is an underpinning of favor sympathy shown for Wallace, just Ever the heroWilliam Wallace is my favorite male hero of all time The movie set the fire, and research since its release has stoked it This book, while being slightly confusing regarding language use to an average American reader one suspects some Scottish language structure was employed William Wallace Brave Heart was a wheelbarrow full of facts and side notes that help to define this great figure in every capacity.While there is an underpinning of favor sympathy shown for Wallace, just below the surface of the narrative as one reviewer noted on the back of the cover , the facts are the facts, and the good is presented with the bad The accusations involving atrocities are included, and appropriate ...


  6. says:

    An impressive book on Wallace, with a keen regard to detail and a moving rendition of his fall from grace, ending tragically with his horrible death Newcomers to the tale would probably be put off by the massive amount of name dropping and sometimes jarring theorizing of certain details, between Blind Harry s epic verse, conjecture and documents of that era Still this is the tale of William Wallace, a stirring tale if there ever was one The book becomes stronger as it moves along, the Robin An impressive book on Wallace, with a keen regard to detail and a moving rendition of his fall from grace, ending tragically with his horribl...


  7. says:

    The author attempts to separate fact from fiction in telling the story of the life of Scottish patriot, William Wallace He relies heaving on the tales told by the Scottish bard, Blind Harry often where other authors have dismissed Harry s stories as falsehoods Overall it was interesting to compare the history of Wallace known and speculated with the film Braveheart of Mel Gibson fame In particular it was interesting how some ...


  8. says:

    I felt like I was reading a history of Scotland rather than the story of William Wallace The author went overboard describing the political intrigues of the time to such a degree that it was difficult to remember who was for or against whom Every once in a while the story line would return to William Wallace but then veer off on a tangent about someone else and his her wife husband son third cousin twice removed you get the point.While it s nice to have historical background that is importan I felt like I was reading a history of ...


  9. says:

    It seems that not very much is known about this iconic figure of Scottish nationalism As a result, this book which seeks to set out only the facts, suffers from having to admit that many years of William Wallace s life are either unknown or padded out with frankly unbelievable myths Thus the reasons for Wallace s decision to stand and fight at Falkirk are not considered in any detail for the simple reason that they are not known.That said, Wallace s rise from unknown landless younger...


  10. says:

    What a good read this was I enjoyed the book immensely and learnedabout my Scottish heritage than in any other book I ever read.The movie is a work of epic myth, and I loved it, but the book is a work of great historicl value It does away with much of the flowery romance and tells the story as best as it can I think.I may be a Wallace and naturally biased in favor of William, but I think I m looking at this in a level manner I ll read it again, and I think that s a mark of an excellent What a good read this was I enjoyed the book immensely and learnedabout my Scottish heritage than in any other book I ever read.The movie is a work of epic myth, and I loved it, but the book is a work of great historicl value It does away with much of the flow...