The Forest Laird
A Tale of William WallaceBook - 2012
The predawn hours of August 24th, 1305, in London's Smithfield Prison, the outlaw William Wallace-hero of all the Scots and deadly enemy of King Edward of England-sits awaiting the dawn, when he is to be hanged and then drawn and quartered. This brutal sundering of his body is the revenge of the English. Wallace is visited by a Scottish priest who has come to hear his last confession, a priest who knows Wallace like a brother. Wallace's confession-the tale that follows-is all the more remarkable because it comes from real life. We follow Wallace through his many lives-}as outlaw and fugitive, hero and patriot, rebel and kingmaker. His exploits and escapades, desperate struggles and victorious campaigns are all here, as are the high ideals and fierce patriotism that drove him to abandon the people he loved to save his country.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Forge,, 2012.
Edition: First Forge trade paperback edition.
Copyright Date: ©2010.
Characteristics: xxiii, 483 pages ; 23 cm.