On This Day, 1305

On this day in 1305, Sir William Wallace was tried in Westminster Hall on the charge of High Treason, during which a garland of oak was placed upon his head mockingly, to signify him as the King of outlaws. His grisly sentence, of course, was read out immediately following the verdict, and included the full …

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Drawing Calgacus the Swordsman

Calgacus was the first recorded Scotsman in history. Out numbered, he fought the might of Rome at the battle of Mon Grapius, in the modern day Grampian mounains, wherein he was said to have used his spear, bow, and sword simultaneously whilst piloting his chariot down the slope of the mountain. "They make a desert …

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