Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Academic says William Wallace was rebellion 'co-leader'

William Wallace was no more than a "co-leader" in events which sparked a Scottish uprising against Edward I in 1297, a historian has claimed.

Professor Dauvit Broun argues that the killing of the Sheriff of Lanark was as much down to a knight called Richard of Lundie, as it was by Wallace.

He said Wallace's status was cemented by others' death, capture or surrender.

The University of Glasgow academic's claims appear in an article published on the website Breaking of Britain.

Click here to read this article from the BBC

Click here to read the article: New information on the Guardians’ appointment in 1286 and on Wallace’s rising in 1297