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From the Author
After Iwas about three-quarters through writing the Rise of a Legend manuscript, I watched the movie Braveheart. I hadn't seen it in years,and after my research, I wanted to give it another go. Though Braveheart is awonderfully entertaining film, it lacks in historical accuracy. I do not wantto downplay the riveting story of Braveheart,but just say that I attempted to seek more accuracy in Rise of a Legend and its sequel, In the Kingdom's Name.
OnceI'd finished the first draft of Rise of a Legend, I again traveled to Scotlandto stand in the places about which I had written. One of the craziestexperiences of this trip was when I went to Fail. I wanted to see the monasteryfoundations, but wasn't allowed on the property by the owner. He was quiteupset that I had arrived with camera in hand, and at first thought I was apolice officer or government official. Once I convinced him I was merely anauthor, he made me leave my camera in the car while he answered a few of myquestions. He did tell me that the foundation was still visible, though thewall that I referred to in this book was removed in the 1950's. He remembered thewall as a child, and said it was as tall as an enormous ash tree to which hepointed.
It waspouring rain when I visited Loudoun Hill. Though most of the surrounding landhas been cleared for grazing, I tried to picture the scene forested. As a majorpass to the north, in Wallace's day it would have been thick with trees whichmade it ideal for an ambush.
Interestingly,nearly all of the castles existing in Wallace's day have either been completelyruined, partially ruined, or improved so much over the centuries they arehardly recognizable. Nonetheless, if you are a Scottish history zealot like me,I urge you to follow the path of William Wallace. He rose from the common ranksand led a nation when it was embroiled in a time of crisis and tyranny.
Indeed,William Wallace is a man and legend who must never be forgotten. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
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- Print Length : 346 pages
- Publication Date : July 9, 2020
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publisher : Gnarly Wool Publishing; 2nd Edition (July 9, 2020)
- Language: : English
- File Size : 2113 KB
- ASIN : B08CRYP4Q5
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