Robroyston in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Betrayed & Captured
This memorial erected 1900 A.D. By public subscription is to mark the site of the house in which the hero of Scotland was basely betrayed and captured about midnight on 5th August 1305 when alone with his faithful friend and co patriot Kerlie Who was slain.
Wallace’s heroic patriotism as conspicuous in his death as in his life so roused and inspired his country that within nine years of his betrayal the work of his life was crowned with victory and Scotland’s independence regained on the Field of Bannockburn.
(On the Cross:)
(Base of Cross:)
"Dico Tibi Verum Libertas Optima Rerum
Nunquam Servili Sub Nexu Vivito Fili"
Taught to Wallace in his boyhood.
(Latin translation as: "My Son, Freedom is best, I tell thee true, of all things to be won. Then never live within the Bond of Slavery.")
"We are not here to sue for peace but to fight for the freedom of our country"
Wallace at Stirling Bridge
Location. 55° 53.865′ N, 4° 11.153′ W. Marker is Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Robroyston, Scotland G33, United Kingdom.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 16 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wallace's Well (here, next to this marker); 'The Most Magnificent Ruin in Scotland' (approx. 11.3 kilometers away); Roman Military Bathhouse, Bothwellhaugh (approx. 14.9 kilometers away).
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
Also see . . .
1. Eye Spy Glasgow: the cross in Robroyston that marks the spot where William Wallace was betrayed. (Submitted on August 1, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.)
2. The History of the Robroyston Wallace Monument. (Submitted on August 1, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.)
Additional keywords. William Wallace Betrayal and Capture, Robroyston, Scotland
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 421 times since then and 75 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week August 30, 2015. Photos: 1. submitted on July 19, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. 2, 3. submitted on August 1, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on July 19, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.