Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.

by Bruce Lee

viernes, 31 de marzo de 2017

Stirling castle & William Wallace

Here I present you some information about Stirling castle and the character of William Wallace, also known as Braveheart.


Another video interesting to watch: The incredible history of Stirling Castle. Pay attention to the Scottish accent.

And now let's focus on the character of William Wallace, Braveheart.

History of William Wallace - The Braveheart - Amazing Documentary Films 

And now a documentary about the film:

Making Of Braveheart Behind The Scenes Documentary 


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  1. To start, I'm going to write about William Wallace. He is the second son of Malcolm Wallace who was born on 3rd April 1270, he was a Scottish soldier, of Welsh ancestry. He directed his country against the English occupation of the king Edward I of England in the First War of Independence of Scotland.
    Wallace eluded the attempts of capture until 5th August of 1305.
    Wallace could have remained in France, but he returned to Scotland to restart the revolt, but he was betrayed by Robert the Bruce in exchange for money. The English men captured it in his hiding place of Glasgow, he was condemned to death and executed in 1305.

    Stirling Castle, it is located around 65 kilometres away from Edinburgh, in the town of Stirling, Scotland. It may have been built in the 12th century. King Alexander I died there in 1124, and his successor, King David I, used the castle as a royal administration center and residence. Stirling continued to be used in this way until the end of the reign of Alexander III.
    Today Stirling Castle is still the headquarters of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders infantry regiment, but no troops are actually based in the castle anymore.
    They are trying to restore the buildings of Stirling Castle, and the castle is open to the public. It is visited by more than 300,000 people every year.

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  3. First, I'm going to talk a little about the son of M. Wallace, i.e., William Wallace, Scottish Knight of Welsh descent, one of the medieval heroes of Scotland.

    It is the representative par excellence of the Scottish spirit of independence, the central motif of his life, cause of death and reason for his leap to posterity. Wallace murdered the person responsible for the death of his father, which he and his followers became outlaws sought by justice no longer English, but also Scottish. In fact, in these first moments of struggle, William Wallace and his soldiers were only a group of bandits. Wallace travelled to France, where, after meeting with Felipe el Hermoso, tried to achieve an extension of the Auld Alliance between Scotland and France, with the object that the French pay above all economic and military aid against the British invasion.

    Stirling Castle is one of Scotland’s grandest castles due to its imposing position and impressive architecture. The Scenery will take your breath away. The castle sits atop Castle Hill, an intrusive crag, which forms part of the Stirling Sill geological formation. Its strategic location, guarding what was, until the 1890s, the farthest downstream crossing of the River Forth, has made it an important fortification from the earliest times. Most of the principal buildings of the castle date from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

    Before the union with England, Stirling Castle was also one of the most used of the many Scottish royal residences, very much a palace as well as a fortress. Stirling Castle is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, and is now a tourist attraction managed by Historic Scotland.

  4. Firstly, I´m going to write about William Wallace. He was born in the 1270s in Elderslie in Renfrewshire into a gentry family. Wallace led the Scottish rebellion against Edward I and he inflicted a famous defeat on the English army at Stirling Bridge. He is remembered as a patriot and national hero. He defeated the English warriors, along with Andrew de Moray, at the Battle of Stirling Bridge. After, Edward I ordered a second invasion of Scotland, the bloody battle of Falkirk, which was a great victory for the English archers. Finally, Wallace was condemned to death and executed in 1305.

    Secondly, I want to talk about Stirling Castle. This castle is the grandest of Scotland's castles and one of the most popular visitor attractions in the country. Stirling became the strategic military key to the kingdom during the 13th and 14th century Wars of Independence and was the favourite royal residence of many of the Stuart Monarchs. Many important events from Scotland's past took place at Stirling Castle, including the violent murder of the eighth Earl of Douglas by James II in 1452. Most of the principal buildings of the castle date from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. A few structures of the fourteenth century remain, while the outer defences fronting the town date from the early eighteenth century.

    Francisco García García