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Daemon
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William Wallace Is Executed (1305)

Wallace was a Scottish knight who, during the Wars of Scottish Independence, led a resistance movement against the English occupation. He gained control of Scotland briefly, but a Scottish knight betrayed him to the English in 1305. Found guilty of treason, he was hanged, drawn, and quartered. Much of what is known about his life is based on legend and the patriotic epic, The Wallace, written by 15th-century minstrel Blind Harry. What was done with Wallace's remains after his execution? More...
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Braveheart might have been riddled with inaccuracies, but it was a hell of a film. The myth has eclipsed the historical.
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His limbs were displayed, separately, in Newcastle upon Tyne, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Stirling, and Perth.
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They sure were fond of gory executions.
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Scots, vote for independence! Scotland deserves to be an independent country again.
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The execution of Wallace

William Wallace was strapped to a wooden hurdle. He was dragged though the streets to the Elms at Smithfield. There he was hanged from a gallows but cut down while he still lived. He was disembowelled before his head was hacked off and his body was cut into pieces.

The quarters of Wallace’s body were sent to Berwick, Newcastle upon Tyne, Stirling and Perth to show the price of treason. Wallace’s head was spiked above London Bridge. Edward thought this humiliating death would be the end of the matter - that Wallace would be forgotten. He was wrong. The common folk of Scotland told tales of the Wallace. They recalled his deeds to their children and their children’s children.

http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/scotlandshistory/warsofindependence/executionofwallace/index.asp
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Daemon wrote:
What was done with Wallace's remains after his execution?

Knowing the 14th century, they probably urinated on them.
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Vote T'bilisi for independence!
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Freedom is not free, it comes with a price that we need to pay. It also require effort to keep, so we can pass it down to our children.
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In 1869 the Wallace Monument was erected, very close to the site of his victory at Stirling Bridge.
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The Scottish have always wanted their independence from the British; even though they are today people still make the common mistake that the Scotts are under British rule when they are actually a separate country.
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