William Wallace

Enjoy our short biography of the early Medieval Scottish military hero, William Wallace, and print out our colouring page, poster, and other fun activities for the kids!

William Wallace

Sir William Wallace (birth unknown, died 1305) was a Scottish knight and one of the main leaders of the Scottish wars of Independence. We don't know very much about him at all until he and Andrew Moray headed up an army again Edward I of England to fight, and win, the Battle of Stirling Bridge, in 1297, despite being vastly outnumbered.

In 1928, Wallace fought another battle, the Battle of Falkirk. This time he lost and the Scots lost many men. Wallace's military reputation was badly damaged.

No-one is really sure what Wallace did after this, but in 1305 a Scottish knight betrayed him to the English king, and he was taken to London and tried for treason. Wallace came to a very gruesome end! I will leave you to find out the details - if you dare!

William Wallace Booklet

William Wallace Booklet

Our William Wallace booklet would make a great addition to a Scottish lapbook. Download folding instructions here.

William Wallace Colouring Page

William Wallace Colouring Page

Here's a colouring page of William Wallace, the Scottish hero who fought the English king Edward I. Nobody really knows what he looked like, mind you!

William Wallace Poster

William Wallace Poster

Display this William Wallace poster as part of a famous Scots display or use it for a timeline of Scottish history.

William Wallace Story Paper

William Wallace Story Paper

William Wallace has become an almost legendary figure, featuring in stories, poems and films. Use our William Wallace story paper to tell your own version of his story.

William Wallace Worksheet

William Wallace Worksheet

These guided worksheets are designed to help young children do their own research. This one will help them learn about the Scottish hero William Wallace.

William Wallace Writing Page

William Wallace Writing Page

What do your children know about the Scottish rebel William Wallace? They can write up their findings on our William Wallace writing page.

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