A very sad on this day in history today – it’s 707 years exactly since Sir William Wallace was executed in London

A very sad on this day in history today – it’s 707 years exactly since Sir William Wallace was executed in London. Wallace, a leader in the Wars of Scottish Independence, was captured at Robroyston near Glasgow, eighteen days before his execution, and charged with high treason and crimes against the citizens of King Edward I of England. Following his trial at Westminster Hall, Wallace was dragged 

through the streets of London at the back of a horse, then suffered the terrible fate of being hanged, drawn and quartered.Wallace’s head was displayed atop a pike on London Bridge and his limbs were taken to Perth, Berwick on Tweed, Stirling and Newcastle on Tyne. A plaque at St Bartholomew’s Hospital at Smithfield, London, marks the site of Wallace’s execution.In other words, today marks the 707th anniversary of William Wallace being murdered by an English King!!

POSTED ON BEHALF OF : The Society Of William Wallace
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