[Up] [Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Sinclair Dates

   August 23

   1305: Wallace executed, Scots patriot Sir William Wallace was hung,
   drawn, and quartered in London, his body parts were later exhibited in
   assorted English cities. His barbaric murder came as a result of his
   efforts to free Scotland English occupati on. Wallace was the catalyst
   that nine years later led to Scotland's independence.

   Wallace was brought before a bench of English noblemen in Westminster
   Hall. A long and accurate indictment was read detailing all Wallace's
   military victories and the murder of sundry English prisoners-of-war.
   Wallace was not allowed to talk, to champion his actions and the
   sentence was read. Wallace tried to speak out at one point. The Record
   shows that he yelled out admitting all charges against him except
   treason. How could he be guilty of high treason if he had never sworn
   allegiance to the King of England? This defence was valid but of
   little benefit to the murderous bench of medieval English judges.
   Revenge not justice was the dish of the day.

   1485: Henry VII Tudor,
   [3]King of England


   1. http://sinclair.quarterman.org/timeline.html
   2. mailto:Privateers@Privateers.org
   3. http://www.angelfire.com/de/BobSanders/TIME1.html
[ This is the Sinclair family discussion list, sinclair@quarterman.org
[ To get off or on the list, see http://sinclair.quarterman.org/list.html