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William Wallace

St Bartholomew the Great

 
 
William Wallace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 20, 2018
1. William Wallace Marker
Inscription.
This plaque commemorates the funeral service
held in this church for

Sir William Wallace

on the 700th anniversary of his execution at Smithfield Elms
on 23rd August 1305.

David R. Ross, Convenor of The Society of William Wallace,
walked from Robroyston in Glasgow to Westminster Bridge,
the route taken seven centuries before by
Wallace and his captors.

On 23rd August 2005, thousands Of Wallace's fellow Scots walked
from Westminster Hall to the Wallace Memorial at Smithfield,
the final route along which Wallace was dragged to his death.

A solemn service for Wallace then took place within these walls
led by the Revd Alan Sorenson and the Revd Martin Dudley.

Donated By The Society Of William Wallace
to mark the tenth anniversary of the funeral service.
23rd August 2015.


 
Erected 2015 by The Society Of William Wallace.
 
Location. 51° 31.115′ N, 0° 6.004′ W. Marker is in City of London, England. Marker can be reached from West Smithfield just north of Little Britain. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 57A West Smithfield, City of London, England EC1A 9DS, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
William Wallace Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 20, 2018
2. William Wallace Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here on the left, and St Bartholomew the Great is in the background.
markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Bartholomew World War I Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Marian Martyrs (a few steps from this marker); Great Rising of 1381 Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); To The Immortal Memory of Sir William Wallace (within shouting distance of this marker); The Golden Boy of Pye Corner (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); John Bray's House (about 210 meters away); Charles Lamb (about 240 meters away); Christ Church (approx. 0.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of London.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located on the path between West Smithfield Street and St Bartholomew the Great. In order to see it, one must walk through St. Bartholomew's Gatehouse, and it can be found on the the wall on the left of the path.
 
Also see . . .
1. William Wallace (Wikipedia). "Sir William Wallace...was a Scottish knight who became one of the main leaders during the Wars of Scottish Independence....Along with Andrew Moray, Wallace defeated an English army at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in September 1297. He was appointed Guardian of Scotland and served until his defeat at the Battle of Falkirk in July 1298. In August 1305, Wallace was captured in Robroyston, near Glasgow, and
Marker Detail: Execution of William Wallace image. Click for full size.
March 20, 2018
3. Marker Detail: Execution of William Wallace
"Following the trial, on 23 August 1305, Wallace was taken from the hall to the Tower of London, then stripped naked and dragged through the city at the heels of a horse to the Elms at Smithfield. He was hanged, drawn and quartered — strangled by hanging, but released while he was still alive, emasculated, eviscerated and his bowels burned before him, beheaded, then cut into four parts. His preserved head (dipped in tar) was placed on a pike atop London Bridge. It was later joined by the heads of the brothers, John and Simon Fraser. His limbs were displayed, separately, in Newcastle, Berwick, Stirling, and Perth." - Wikipedia
handed over to King Edward I of England, who had him hanged, drawn, and quartered for high treason and crimes against English civilians....Since his death, Wallace has obtained an iconic status far beyond his homeland. He is the protagonist of Blind Harry's 15th-century epic poem The Wallace and the subject of literary works by Sir Walter Scott and Jane Porter, and of the Academy Award-winning film Braveheart." (Submitted on May 7, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.) 

2. Wallace's Execution (The Society of William Wallace). (Submitted on May 7, 2018.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 7, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 76 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 7, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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