William Wallace

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Sir William Wallace
BirthplaceEllerslie, Ayrshire, Scotland
Commander in the Scottish Wars of Independence

Wallace, William

(1825–1904) inventor, manufacturer; born in Manchester, England. He emigrated to America with his parents as a boy and eventually they settled in Derby, Conn. There the elder Wallace went into the wire-drawing business. His son became president upon his death and built a large and flourishing copper, brass, and wire enterprise. In 1874 Wallace introduced dynamo-electric machinery into his factory. Eventually his dynamos could copper-plate 100 miles of steel wire at a time. He later designed the first commercial arc light. He sold his business and retired to Washington, D.C., in 1896.

Wallace, William


Born circa 1270; died Aug. 23, 1305, in London. Hero of the struggle of the Scottish people for independence from England.

An army of Scottish rebels led by Wallace routed English troops in the battle of Stirling in September 1297. For several months, Wallace was the de facto ruler of Scotland. In July 1298, Wallace’s army suffered defeat at the hands of the superior forces of the English king Edward I. Nonetheless, resistance to the English conquerors continued. In August 1305, Wallace was betrayed into captivity and was executed. His memory has been preserved in numerous songs and ballads of the Scottish people.

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Based on the life of Sir William Wallace, a 13th Century Scottish patriot who led an uprising against the King of England, "Braveheart" is the story of the Scottish hero betrayed by his own countrymen in his efforts to free Scotland from English rule.
We know how much customers value the Wawa experience and, in fact, our employees are among the many devoted Wawa coffee and hoagie enthusiasts," said William Wallace, executive vice president of Strategic Business Units at Chase Card Services, the company's credit card division.
Planning permission has been granted for Glasgow's first monument to William Wallace.
WHAT Scotland needs right now is someone like William Wallace who would fight for our rights and kick the bedroom tax into the gutter where it belongs.
DVLA Personalised Registrations has come up with 21st century recognition for famous Scot Sir William Wallace by putting a WA11 ACE plate up for grabs with a reserve of pounds 2,000.
The first came from William Wallace after a long pass from half back Josh Dixon, and the second was scored by Dan Farrand who capitalised on good handling to cross in the corner with Ross Studholme landing the goal to make it 18-10 at the break after Dodworth added a penalty.
NEITHER Guy Fawkes nor William Wallace were executed at the site where excavations are taking place for the London Bridge Experience.
William Wallace, head of the Training and Doctrine Command, says the Army does not want to micromanage these exchanges.
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But if you are comparing that with William Wallace, I don't think William Wallace ever lost ten battles in a row - otherwise there would not have been a big statue of him in Stirling, not far from here.
Recommended too is the essay by William Wallace, "Instruction and Originality in Michelangelo's Drawings," which explores the relationship between master and pupil (Antonio Mini) and which demonstrates how an imaginative piece of work can emerge from a routine, pedagogical exercise.
Highland Warriors puts gamers in the midst of the bloody campaigns of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce as they lead the brave Scottish clansmen through brutal battles for freedom against the English.