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Stirling Bridge

Stirling Bridge where William Wallace and his outnumbered Scots defeated English forces in 1297

On September 11, 1297, William Wallace and his greatly outnumbered men defeated English forces at the Battle of Stirling Bridge. 

This illustration, from Victorian times, imagines how the battle may have appeared when it took place on the old wooden bridge. 

The unknown artist, from the 19th-century English School, was likely influenced by the writings of "Blind Harry," the earliest-known biographer of William Wallace.  Writing about his subject more than 150 years after Wallace's death, Blind Harry's work - The Wallace - still survives.

Click on the image for a much-better view.


Media Credits

Illustration of the Battle at Stirling Bridge, included in Cassell's Illustrated Universal History, by Edward Ollier, published in 1890.  Online, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

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