On the Trail of William Wallace offers a refreshing insight into the life and heritage of the great Scots hero whose proud story is at the very heart of what it means to be Scottish, and whose effect on the ordinary Scot through the ages is manifest in the many sites where his memory is marked.
In trying to piece together the jigsaw of the reality of William Wallace’s life, David R Ross’s book, On The Trail of William Wallace, weaves a subtle flow of new information with his own observations. His engaging, thoughtful and at times amusing narrative reads with the ease of a historical novel, complete with all the intrigue, treachery and romance requitred to hold the attention of the casual reader and still entice the more knowledgeable historian.
* 74 places to visit in Scotland and the north of England
* One general map and 3 location maps
* Stirling Bridge and Falkirk battle plans
* Wallace's route through London
* Wallace connections in North America and elsewhere
* Reproductions on rarely seen illustrations
On the Trail of William Wallace will be enjoyed by anyone with an interest in Scotland, from the passing tourist to the most fervent nationalist. It is an encyclopaedia-cum-guide book, literally stuffed with fascinating titbits not usually on offer in the conventional history books.