The uncertainty surrounding Wallace makes the documents at the centre of this exhibition all the more important - and intriguing. William Wallace has become a legendary hero to generations of Scots. This exciting exhibition explores the turbulent times in which he lived, and offers a once-in-a-generation chance to see the only two documents with a personal link to him.
Wallace emerged from obscurity in 1297 to play a key role in the Scottish Wars of Independence against Edward I, King of England. To learn more about his role why not attend the free debate about Wallace and the wider world in the Scottish Parliament on Friday 24 August? It is preceded by a talk by Dr Amanda Beam-Frazier on Wallace and King John Balliol. These events are part of the Festival of Politics at the Scottish Parliament. More information, including booking details, can be found on the Festival of Politics website.
William Wallace's name as written in the letter by King Philip IV to his agents in Rome (The National Archives, reference SC1/30/81).
The exhibition is free to attend and runs from Friday 10 August to Saturday 8 September 2012 (closed on Sundays and on 13-14 August). Opening hours: 10:00am to 5:00pm (except 9:00am to 6:30pm on 4-6 September).