03.07 Wallace Sword To Leave Stirling

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HISTORY

After Wallace's capture in 1305 the sword was kept at Dumbarton Castle before being moved to Stirling in 1888.

King James IV ordered the sword to be rehilted in 1505, in a style more fitting to 'Scotland's national hero'.

Wallace is believed to have been at least 6ft 6in. Mel Gibson, who played him in Braveheart, is 5ft 8in