Stirling Bridge and Falkirk 1297–98: William Wallace’s Rebellion

Stirling Bridge and Falkirk William Wallace s Rebellion Osprey s study of William Wallace s campaign in the First War of Scottish Independence The death of the last of the Scottish royal house of Can in triggered a succession crisis Attempts

  • Title: Stirling Bridge and Falkirk 1297–98: William Wallace’s Rebellion
  • Author: Pete Armstrong Lee Johnson Graham Turner Angus McBride
  • ISBN: 9781841765105
  • Page: 330
  • Format: Paperback
  • Osprey s study of William Wallace s campaign in the First War of Scottish Independence 1296 1357 The death of the last of the Scottish royal house of Can in 1290 triggered a succession crisis Attempts to undermine Scottish independence by King Edward I of England sparked open resistance, culminating in an English defeat at the hands of William Wallace at Stirling BOsprey s study of William Wallace s campaign in the First War of Scottish Independence 1296 1357 The death of the last of the Scottish royal house of Can in 1290 triggered a succession crisis Attempts to undermine Scottish independence by King Edward I of England sparked open resistance, culminating in an English defeat at the hands of William Wallace at Stirling Bridge in 1297.Edward gathered an army, marched north and at Falkirk on 22 July 1298 he brought Wallace s army to battle Amid accusations of treachery, Wallace s spearmen were slaughtered by Edward s longbowmen, then charged by the English cavalry and almost annihilated In 1305 Wallace was captured and executed, but the flame he had ignited could not be extinguished.

    One thought on “Stirling Bridge and Falkirk 1297–98: William Wallace’s Rebellion”

    1. A fair description of the battles can be found here in this volume, but I myself would of liked to have more details of the battle and the personalities (beyond the top eschalon). The big picture maps are good and the battle maps seemed to lack a bit to me but maybe I am nitpicking. I would of definitely liked to have seen more coat of arms perhaps as an index of those who fought simply because heraldry is really a big part of the history of the people who fought in the battles but only a handfu [...]

    2. Good overview of the campaign of Edward I against William Wallace. Armstrong has lots of knowledge to apply from his figure sculpting business. The format of the Osprey Campaign books is such that there is a lot of repetition in the text. But it is a well-written book with lots of good information. The illustrations are from late in Angus McBride's career. They are good, not great, unlike some of his earlier work. Nonetheless we see lots of well-rendered heraldry.I've already started the Bannock [...]

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