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Warspite116 Nov 2022 1:48 p.m. PST

I learned about this one more than 55 years ago at school. William Wallace was either very lucky or had a brilliant eye for an opportunity.

Now it's a new HistoryMarche documentary on YouTube. It came on line about an hour ago.

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Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2022 3:23 p.m. PST

I've long suspected that the tactical genius behind the victory was not Wallace, but Andrew Moray (Murray), who unfortunately died sometime afterwards, possibly from wounds taken at the battle. The contrast with Wallace's performance at Falkirk is my basis for this suspicion, although to be honest Edward I was a much more formidable military mind than either Surrey or Cressingham.

Whoever the tactician was, he had some luck, but he also made good use of it.

42flanker17 Nov 2022 3:58 a.m. PST

That robotic voice-over is very off-geputting

uglyfatbloke18 Nov 2022 3:12 a.m. PST

Better by far to read a book or two. I've no idea why people make these videos.

Sandinista18 Nov 2022 5:00 p.m. PST

I find a lot of these videos are good introductions to a subject. I then go and dig deeper, read more and find a new area to increase the lead mountain with


uglyfatbloke19 Nov 2022 3:07 a.m. PST

Understood, but if they are really bad it takes a lot of 'unlearning' to fix the initial input. There are, of course, many good videos made by amateur historians/independent scholars on just about any topic one can imagine, but this is not one of them.

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