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24 September 2012

Remember William Wallace

Though for many of us, a questionable film adaptation of his life may spring to mind when remembering the man, of course William Wallace was a real man, celebrated for the part he played in the Wars of Scottish Independence in the late 13th and early 14th centuries.

Sadly, Wallace's visit to London is not one to be celebrated, for he was brought here as a prisoner, facing trial in Westminster Hall before being subjected to torture and a particularly gruesome execution in Smithfield, where today he is commemorated in a plaque on the walls of St Bartholomew's Hospital.

For more, see http://www.londonremembers.com/memorials/st-bartholomew-s-hospital-sir-william-wallace

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