Last October we worked on William WALLACE's life and watched Braveheart in class (thanks to Yoann, 10B, who lent me his DVD for a week).
William Wallace was Scottish. He was born more than 7 centuries ago, in 1272 in Elderslie, Scotland. Wallace's father who died in 1291 when William was 19 years old, was killed by English soldiers.
Edward I, King of England, took control of Scotland in 1296. Wallace started resistance against the English in 1297. Wallace and his followers won the battle of Stirling in September 1297 and they invaded England during the winter.
Edward I returned to Scotland with a huge army and defeated Wallace at Falkirk in July 1298.
Wallace was then in hiding for 7 years until he was captured on August 3rd, 1305. Wallace's trial took place in London on August 23rd, 1305 and Wallace was executed on August 24th, 1305.
The film won 5 Academy awards in 1995, including Best Director and Best Picture.