Wallace letters go on display

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TWO letters linked to Scotland’s legendary hero William Wallace have gone on display at the Scottish Parliament.

A new exhibition, entitled Special Delivery: The William Wallace Letters, features a 700-year-old letter about William Wallace from the French King Philip IV and the Lübeck Letter sent to the German town of that name after the victory at Stirling Bridge in 1297, stating that Scotland had been cleansed of the invader and was again ready to trade with the ports of the Hanseatic League. It was issued by Wallace and Andrew Moray as Guardians of Scotland.

George MacKenzie, Keeper of the Records said: “There are only two surviving documents with a direct link to Scottish hero William Wallace and neither is kept in Scotland. It’s hugely exciting to show them together in the Scottish Parliament.”