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main image Wallace column, Wallacestone, Falkirk, Stirlingshire
This column was erected in 1810, in memory of 'that celebrated Scottish hero', Sir William Wallace.

Wallace began an uprising in 1297 and went on to become a key figure in the Scottish Wars of Independence. In 1305, he was betrayed by a fellow Scot and handed over to the English. In London he was hanged, disemboweled, beheaded and quartered.

Wallace's connection with this place is unclear. Despite initial successes at Stirling Bridge, Wallace became a fugitive. Several caves and other sites bear his name, through myth or popular memory.


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