Blind Harry (c. 1440–1492), also known as Harry, Hary or Henry the Minstrel, is renowned as the author of The Actes and Deidis of the Illustre and Vallyeant Campioun Schir William Wallace, also known as The Wallace. This was a lengthy poem recounting the life of William Wallace, the Scottish freedom fighter, written around 1477, 172 years after Wallace's death.
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... Blind Harry mentions a number of battles or skirmishes fought by Wallace which are now regarded by historians as unhistorical ...
... Sir William Crawford is a character in The Wallace, Blind Harry's epic poem about William Wallace ... It is difficult to be sure what Blind Harry says about Crawford, since some of the sources which have been put forward are works which look like an uncritical regurgitation of Blind Harry, rather than ... Harry may state that Sir William commanded 400 cavalry to run the English forces out of Scotland after the Battle of Stirling Bridge in September 1297 ...
... Wallace, like many other places throughout Scotland, has its origins in Blind Harry’s 15th century epic work “The Wallace” ... Harry places Wallace in the parish of New Cumnock on no fewer than four occasions that span the period from 1296 through to his betrayal in July, 1305 and his martyrdom in ... year Wallace slew the English sheriff of Lanark and soon after Blind Harry places Wallace and his men at New Cumnock again ...
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