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TO ROBERT THE BRUCE AND WILLIAM WALLACE, PATRIOTS AND LIBERATORS OF SCOTLAND IN THE MIDDLE AGES

TO ROBERT THE BRUCE AND WILLIAM WALLACE, PATRIOTS AND LIBERATORS OF SCOTLAND IN THE MIDDLE AGES

At Stirling Bridge in 1279 was fought the battle in which Wallace gained his greatest victory over the English invaders of his country; and on Abbey Craig, the eminence above Allan Water, three miles north-west of the historic town, Scots of a later age have built an imposing tower to his memory (right). It stands 220 feet high. What Wallace ultimately failed in doing (and paid the price of failure with his life), Robert the Bruce achieved. His statue (left) stands outside the town hail at Lochmaben, the little Royal Burgh in Dumfriesshire, in the chapel of which he is said to have been born, and where he owned the castle, of which some scant ruins remain. Bannockburn, the scene of his triumph, is near.

Other pictures from Monuments of the Heroes


A HERO OF THE ANTARCTIC. CAPTAIN SCOTT'S MONUMENT IN WATERLOO PLACE

STATUE OF LORD CLIVE

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