Does william wallace have any living descendants
Braveheart by Randall WallaceFor love of country, for love of maiden, for love of freedom ... he became the hammer and scourge of England.
In one of historys darkest hours there arose from humble beginnings a man of courage and honor—the likes of whom the world may never see again. Amid the color, pageantry, and violence of medieval Scotland unfurls the resplendent tale of the legendary William Wallace, farmer by birth, rebel by fate, who banded together his valiant army of Scots to crush the cruel tyranny of the English Plantagenet king.
Mel Gibson is William Wallace, the valiant highlander whose epic adventures changed the course of history.
William Wallace documentary
We know of no probatory evidence to support this, but the oral testimony appears to have been well established from very early times. Since writing of the absurdities of "Braveheart" we have received several e-mailed questions asking for more information on Wallace's descendants, but we cannot supply the detailed, authentic lineage for which our correspondents probably hoped. Forman's Roll records the early use of eight mullets on sable for the Lamington family. The fourth son of the Baillie-Seton alliance, William, continued the Lamington family, and when another Sir William became the last male in the direct line, he arranged for his heiress daughter to marry Edward Maxwell, the younger son of Lord Herries, who was to take the name and arms of Baillie of Lamington. The arms of the heiress daughter bore a chief argent.
His father, Sir Malcolm Wallace, was a small landowner in Renfrew. Sporadic resistance had already occurred when, in May , Wallace and a band of some 30 men burned Lanark and killed its English sheriff. Wallace then organized an army of commoners and small landowners and attacked the English garrisons between the Rivers Forth and Tay. By slaughtering the English as they crossed the river, Wallace gained an overwhelming victory. He captured Stirling Castle, and for the moment Scotland was nearly free of occupying forces. In October he invaded northern England and ravaged the counties of Northumberland and Cumberland.