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Wallace, Sir William

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishWallace, Sir WilliamSir William WallaceWallace, Sir William  (1272–1305) a Scottish soldier and politician, who was a leader of the fight to keep Scotland independent of England. After being defeated in battle by the English king, Edward I, he was taken to London and hanged. He is regarded in Scotland as a national hero, and the film Braveheart (1995) tells his story.
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