William Wallace

Sir William Wallace was a Scottish landowner who became one of the leaders in the wars for Scottish Independence during the 1200's. William Wallace led many successful military campaigns against England and King Edward I. His most notable battles are the Battle of Stirling Bridge and the Battle of Falkirk. He was captured by the English in 1305 and executed. Modern actor Mel Gibson directed a movie, Braveheart, based on William's life.