Have you ever wondered why William Wallace is such an important person in Scottish history? Or, are you wondering why I'm even questioning his place in Scottish history? Here's the deal - he came from obscurity, was a prominent military leader for less than six months, disappeared for five years and then was killed. It doesn't sound like much, but 700 years later the world's biggest movie star made a massive blockbuster about him. We all know who William Wallace was, but I want to know WHY?!?
To answer the question I've spoken with Owen Innes, the creator and host of the wildly successful Scottish History Podcast. We cover:
- The basics of William Wallace
- How Braveheart has shaped our understanding of William Wallace
- William Wallace's enduring legacy
- How Scottish people think of William Wallace today