Original Wallace Monument #writephoto

This impressive monument in Stirling Scotland overlooks the scene of patriot, and martyr Sir William Wallace’s most important victory in the Battle of Stirling Bridge.  It was closed down when the new monument was built in 1869.  England used tyranny and terror to rule Scotland, but eventually the two countries faced each other at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297, where Scotland was led by William Wallace and his victory made him a national hero.  Wallace desired peace and freedom which united the country’s clans, gained the loyalty of its people, struck fear into his enemies and defied the cruel hand of an evil, warring and invading King Edward I of England.  Stirling was the main entry point to the north of Scotland, so it was here, just north of Stirling Bridge, on the Abbey Craig that Wallace encamped with his army.  Mel Gibson directed and starred as Wallace in the 1995 American epic war film Braveheart, one of my favorite movies.

Written for Sue Vincent’s October 12, 2017 Thursday photo prompt – Tower

12 thoughts on “Original Wallace Monument #writephoto

      1. Sorry, I never say where these pictures are taken until the challenge is over, so it does not influence how writers shape their sttories. I always add the details of the images in the round-up of the contributions though, published every Thursday morning.

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