The Scottish Chiefs

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Author: Jane Porter
Published: 1810
Language: English
Wordcount: 285,588 / 812 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69
LoC Categories: D, PR
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 943
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Origin: gutenberg.org

A novel about William Wallace, the 13th century Scottish knight who led the resistance during the Wars of Scottish Independence.

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nearly insensible, was taken by a trusty band of Scots out of the citadel and town. I followed him to Dunbar, and witnessed with him that dreadful day's conflict, which completed the triumph of the English. When the few nobles who survived the battle dispersed, Douglas took the road to Forfar, hoping to meet King Baliol there, and to concert with him new plans of resistance. When we arrived, we found his majesty in close conversation with the Earl of Athol, who had persuaded him the disaster at Dunbar was decisive, and that if he wished to save his life, he must immediately go to the King of England, then at Montrose, and surrender himself to his mercy.**

**This treacherous Scot, who persuaded Baliol to his ruin, was John Cummin of Strathbogie, Earl of Athol in right of his wife, the heiress of that earldom.-(1809.)

"Douglas tried to alter Baliol's resolution, but without effect. The king could not return any reasonable answers to the arguments which were offered to induce him to remain, but continu

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Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2010.09.20
J.David Knepper
***..

Jane Porter's classic on the life of Sir William Wallace tells the tale of Braveheart a little differently than the movie portrayal.

Deprived of the wife and unborn child of his youth, Wallace defended Scotland at a time when so-called high born folks were so interested in their own accumulation of wealth and power, that they would sacrifice their own country to a usurper.

Wallace was the hero of the age but at the hero of this book, a little too good to be believed.


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