he exact date of William's birth and location is not known for certain, but it is thought that he was born in around 1270 in a place called Ellerslie near Paisley. His father being Malcolm Wallace of Ellerslie. Much of the detail of William Wallace comes from a long poem known as the Acts and Deeds of William Wallace written about Wallace by Blind Harry who wrote it in the fifteenth century long after Wallace's death.
William Wallace and Andrew De Moray leaders of the Scottish revolt in the South and North joined forces and defeated the English army led by Surrey at Stirling. The Scots caught the English forces as they crossed a bridge across the Forth. ¹
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Selection of references used:
1. J.D. Mackie, A History of Scotland, 1978, ISBN:0-7139-1206-5
2. Susan Ross, The Castles of Scotland, ISBN:0-85097-184-5