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.
Even the date and place of his birth have been mis-stated - until now.
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.
Seven hundred 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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages, maps
- Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
- Publication Date: 07/03/1996
- Category: Biography: historical, political & military
- ISBN: 9781851588237