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William Wallace Podcasts

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24 of The Best Podcast Episodes for William Wallace. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about William Wallace, often where they are interviewed.

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24 of The Best Podcast Episodes for William Wallace. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about William Wallace, often where they are interviewed.

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William Wallace AKA Braveheart?

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Today we talk about FREEDOM and the legend that is William Wallace AKA Braveheart (or was he?)

Aug 04 2020 · 57mins
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Benjamin Franklin versus William Wallace and the Battle of Actium against the Battle of Alesia

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Today, we present two battles, one in the Rebels, Rogues, and Scholars bracket, where Benjamin Franklin the American polymath faces off against the Scottish rebel, William Wallace. In the second scrum, we pit two Roman fights, the Battle of Actium between the forces of Octavian against Mark Antony and Cleopatra against the Battle of Alesia where Julius Caesar would fight against the massive Gallic army led by Vercengetorix. 

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Aug 02 2020 · 21mins

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Lessons From History: William Wallace

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Not quite what you remember

Jul 29 2020 · 1hr 3mins
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Mountebank History of Scotland #10 - William Wallace (Scottish Martyr)

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William Wallace, Scotland's greatest patriot, suffered a particularly brutal execution. His decapitated head was placed on a pike and taken to the Bullington club in Oxford where future Tories copulated with it while his limbs were hacked off and sent to Newcastle, Berwick, Stirling and Perth, where they were then deep-fat fried and served in the local chip shops

Jul 22 2020 · 27mins

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Mountebank History of Scotland #9 - William Wallace (Guardian of Scotland)

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The most instantly recognisable and most revered Scottish patriot of all time takes some time to talk to you about William Wallace..!! Part One 'Guardian of Scotland' tells Wallace's story from when he 'raised his head' in 1297 through his victory at Stirling Bridge and defeat at the Battle of Falkirk just a year later

Jul 16 2020 · 30mins
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119: Kate Middleton's Topless Photos & William Wallace

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William Wallace was on a wild goose chase. He’d been told to go to 25 Menlove Gardens East, in Liverpool, for a business meeting. But no matter how hard he tried, or how many people he asked for directions, he couldn’t find the address. Dejected, he headed back home. But when he got home, he couldn’t get in. He complained to his neighbors, then went to the back of his house to try his key again. This time, the door opened. He went inside to discover his wife, Julia had been beaten to death. Suspicions quickly turned to William. He seemed to be the only person with a motive, but he also had a strong alibi.
Then Kristin tells us about the summer of 2012, when the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and her husband Prince William went on vacation to Provence, France. They stayed at a friend’s house on a 640-acre estate. At one point, the couple went out on their balcony in their swimsuits. Kate took off her top, to get a little sun. The couple had every reason to think they were alone. Little did they know that half a mile away, members of the paparazzi were hiding out, snapping pictures of the couple via long range lenses.
And now for a note about our process. For each episode, Kristin reads a bunch of articles, then spits them back out in her very limited vocabulary. Brandi copies and pastes from the best sources on the web. And sometimes Wikipedia. (No shade, Wikipedia. We love you.) We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the real experts who covered these cases.
In this episode, Kristin pulled from:“The Watershed Significance of Kate Middleton’s Topless Photo Lawsuit,” by Elise Taylor for Vogue.com “Duchess of Cambridge topless photo case: Closer ordered by French court to pay 91,700 in damages,” by Maya Oppenheim for The Independent“Kate Middleton Topless Photos: Duke and Duchess Reveal Anger at ‘Grotesque’ Invasion,” Huffington Post UK
“Kate Middleton Topless Photos Lawsuit Against French Magazine Ends in Payout For Royal Couple,” by Julia Glum for Newsweek“Death of Diana, Princess of Wales,” Wikipedia“The Princess and the Paparazzi: How Diana’s Death Changed the British Media,” by Kate Samuelson for Time Magazine
“Diana Sues Over Gym Photos,” BBC“Court awards Duchess of Cambridge Damages Over Topless Photos,” by Kim Willsher for The Guardian
In this episode, Brandi pulled from:“The Killing of Julia Wallace: An Impossible Murder” TheUnredacted.com “The "Impossible" 1930s Murder That Still Fascinates Crime Writers” by Deanna Cioppa, Mental Floss“The 'impossible' murder that rocked Liverpool and remains unsolved 80 years on” by Emilia Bona, The Liverpool Echo“William Herbert Wallace” wikipedia.org
Apr 29 2020 · 1hr 51mins
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Episode 468: William Wallace: For Freedom!

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On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we look at the life of a soldier, patriot, murderer, and traitor, Scotland’s own William Wallace. During the war for Scottish independence, Wallace grew to meteoric importance and was a cunning strategist and sometimes cruel warlord. He would fight for freedom wherever there’s trouble (or was that GI Joe?), and ultimately become the highest rank of knight possible in Scotland, while simultaneously becoming the worst villain England had ever known.

Not much is known about William Wallace’s childhood. Historians claim he was born around 1270, and he was born to lesser nobility. Many think (based on accounts of him in battle and his personal crest) that was an archer in a mercenary army as a young man. Either way, he settled down and married Marion Braidfute. Now during all of this, Scotland was in strife. Its king died falling from a horse (like you do), and the country was on the verge of civil war trying to determine who would take the throne. Eventually, King Edward of England decided he would, and he invaded Scotland, where many historians say he ruled with draconian methods.

Wallace’s father died fighting off this invasion, and his wife was killed by a British sheriff. So Wallace said, enough! He went and burned down the sheriff’s town of Lanark with a band of 30 men. The rebellion was born, and a price was put on Wallace’s head. But, he’s William Wallace. So, instead of hiding out, he went town to town and gathered more men to fight with. Eventually, he gathered an army and scored an astounding victory at the Battle of Sterling Bridge. He was woefully outnumbered by seasoned British troops, but he out-played them and slaughtered them. This made the new king of Scotland, John Balliol, declare him a knight of the realm. William Wallace freed towns and captured castles. He motivated all of Scotland to want freedom, and he also made a belt for his sword out of the skin of an Englishman.

After suffering a defeat at the Battle of Fallkirk, he left military life and tried his hand at diplomacy. He recruited the aid of France (though they later backed out of the deal) and was said to even visit the Pope to try and get help. Eventually, he returned to Scotland and returned to fighting. He tried to get another Scottish rebel named Robert the Bruce to join the fight again, and when he was going to meet up, he was double crossed and captured.

So, who set the trap and why would another good Scot capture William Wallace? How was he killed? Was it as bad as it looked in the movie Braveheart, or was it worse? What were his last word’s alleged to be? Listen, laugh, learn.
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https://www.biography.com/military-figure/william-wallace https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Wallace https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wallace_(poem) https://www.nationalwallacemonument.com/sir-william-wallace/ https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofScotland/William-Wallace-Robert-The-Bruce/ https://historycollection.co/excruciating-death-braveheart-execution-revealed-account-william-wallaces-final-days/ https://learnodo-newtonic.com/william-wallace-interesting-facts https://www.factinate.com/people/42-brave-facts-william-wallace/
Mar 31 2020 ·
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Braveheart: William Wallace and the Battle for Scotland /// 39

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William Wallace is an enigmatic figure – most of what we know about him was written by his enemies but tonight we go deep down the rabbit hole to find every shred of evidence that we know about his life. It’s an epic tale complete with guerilla warfare, vicious torture, and the making and breaking of several kingdoms. Many houses will rise and many will fall – it’s like Game of Thrones but it all really happened. It’s all here and it’s all for free on Battlecast – the world’s foremost podcast on war and its sociopolitical impact.


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Battle of Stirling Bridge


Scotland: The Story of a Nation by Magnus Magnusson

A Short History of England by Simon Jenkins

Stirling Bridge and Falkirk, 1297-1298 by Pete Armstrong

In the Footsteps of William Wallace by Alan Young and Michael J. Stead

Freedom’s Sword by Pete Traquair

William Wallace: The King’s Enemy by D.J. Gray

William Wallace: The True Story of Braveheart by Chris Brown

William Wallace: Man and Myth by Graeme Morton

Medieval Britain, c. 1000-1500 by David Crouch

Mar 26 2020 ·
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191 - William Wallace - Scotland's larger Than Life Hero

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Thanks to the 1995 Mel Gibson movie Braveheart, most people are fairly familiar with the name of William Wallace. Unfortunately, thanks to the same film, most people also have a mental picture of him that varies between mildly inaccurate and completely wrong. He was, indeed, one of Scotland's most iconic freedom fighters… wasn't he?

Jan 17 2020 · 20mins
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SPECIAL NOTE:  THE SPECIAL OFFER DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE HAS NOW ENDEDIn this week's episode of Great in Britain Radio we celebrate 1,700 downloads (now over 4,000 downloads since we published this episode) of our comedy podcast on Podbean.  Quentin and Gerald choose their favourite interviews from past shows, these include God, Scottish rebel Sir William Wallace and the lady with the lamp herself, Florence 'Gary' Nightingale.  Quentin also chats to the Director of the 2019 cult comedy film Great in Britain: The Movie, Howard Webster, who makes a special limited time only announcement that fans of the show and the movie will want to hear.  Listen to it here now! 

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Oct 17 2019 · 28mins