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William Wallace
Scottish patriot and leader during the Wars of Scottish Independence
(died 1305)



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We come here with no peaceful intent, but ready for battle, determined to avenge our wrongs and set our country free. Let your masters come and attack us: we are ready to meet them beard to beard.
-- Speech before the Battle of Stirling Ridge (1297)

I can not be a traitor, for I owe him [King Edward I of England] no allegiance. He is not my Sovereign; he never received my homage; and whilst life is in this persecuted body, he never shall receive it.
-- At his trial in London, 1305

Pro Libertate
-- Motto of the Clan Wallace. The meaning in English is "For Liberty".


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The selection of the above quotes and the writing of the accompanying notes was performed by the author David Paul Wagner.

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