«

»

Lions Of Liberty

loch


“Dico Tibi Verum, Libertas Optima Rerum: Nunquam Servili Sub Nexu Vivito, Fili” – “My Son, Freedom is best, I tell thee true, of all things to be won. Then never live within the Bond of Slavery”

–Allan Wallace, Father of William Wallace to his son the same; As quoted in William Wallace, Guardian of Scotland (1948) by Sir James Fergusson, p. 4

Image credit: Loch Leven and Pap of Glencoe Mountain, Highlands, Scotland

 

William Wallace

William Wallace

William Wallace
Sir William Wallace (Medieval Gaelic: Uilliam Uallas; modern Scottish Gaelic: Uilleam Uallas; Norman French: William le Waleys; died 23 August 1305) was a Scottish landowner who became one of the main leaders during the Wars of Scottish Independence.

Along with Andrew Moray, Wallace defeated an English army at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297, and was Guardian of Scotland, serving until his defeat at the Battle of Falkirk in July 1298. In 1305, Wallace was captured in Robroyston near Glasgow and handed over to King Edward I of England, who had him hanged, drawn, and quartered for high treason and crimes against English civilians.

Since his death, Wallace has obtained an iconic status far beyond his homeland. He is the protagonist of the 15th-century epic poem The Wallace, by Blind Harry. Wallace is also the subject of literary works by Sir Walter Scott and Jane Porter and of the 1995 Academy Award-winning epic film Braveheart. Source…

 

Scot’s Role In The American Revolution
Scotland was in turmoil trying to be free from the rule of England. As a matter of fact in the 1300’s the Scottish people wrote a Declaration of Arbroath for the liberty of men. It looked as though Scotland would have maintained the freedom from the crown, but times were getting harder for the Scot’s, they were losing everything, their homes and land were being burnt leaving them homeless, hopeless, and desperate. Between the years of 715 and 1745 hundreds of Scot’s left their mother home for the “Land of Opportunity.” Those who stayed faced the most atrocious battle Scotland ever seen; Culloden. It left 2,000 casualties, but England took control of Scotland. Some of the survivors of the battle set sail to America.

By the year 1776 there were at an estimate of close to one hundred thousand Scot’s living in the thirteen colonies. After leaving their mother land due to the turmoil, the come to America facing the same situations, England rule. There were those who were loyal to the crown, but the rest took up arms to fight.

The thirteen colonies were in rebellion and were tired of being taxed to death by England. There were the Sugar Tax, Tea Tax, and the Stamp Act all forcing the colonists to pay. The colonists said that is enough we aren’t taking this any longer, representatives from each state gathered and declared their independence, hence the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776 declaring separation from England. The battles went from 1777 to 1783. England surrendered to American in Yorktown in October of 1781. Source ElectricScotland.com

Related Posts:

    %d bloggers like this: