This scene means so much to me right now. (x)
So like Scotland and England made up and I lost 10 followers because of the Scotland spam. Fook.
When telephone and telegraph wires filled our urban skies.
So pony up, assholes.
August 23rd 1305: William Wallace executed
On this day in 1305 William Wallace was executed for high treason in London. Wallace was one of the major leaders of the Wars of Scottish Independence that took place throughout the late 13th and early 14th centuries. He led Scottish forces against the English with great success, such as at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297, for which he was knighted. However he was later defeated at the Battle of Falkirk in 1298 and eventually captured in 1305, at which point he was sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered by King Edward I of England. After his grisly execution, Wallace’s preserved head was set on a pike atop London Bridge. The Wars for Independence that Wallace had fought so valiantly for were successful, and Scotland remained an independent nation until it joined with England in 1707 to form Great Britain. Wallace has since become a Scottish icon and a symbol of the nation’s continuing campaign for independence. He remains a popular figure in literature and film, most famously portrayed by Mel Gibson as the protagonist of the 1995 film Braveheart."I could not be a traitor to Edward, for I was never his subject"
- Wallace on his treason charge
Also is Scotland like actually going to become independent or something like is it a legitimate thing?? Like is this actually likely/possible or is it more like Texas claiming it wanted to separate from the US
If Scotland votes for independence it becomes it’s own little country. Like bright and shiny and new but like thousands of years old. And the fact that the dad (England) is saying all these horrible things will happen (“OMG Scoots - you’ll be dooooooomed witt-oot us!”) (because now the English are trying to sounds all Scotsy) means the Scots are actually in a pretty good place, economically. The English wouldn’t be putting up such a fight if Scotland weren’t valuable.
Attorney sends Missouri firefighter a letter telling her he’s glad she didn’t get extended benefits for her gay spouse.
He’s tired of homosexuality being crammed down his throat.
Nothing against Great Britain but how often do countries get to decide to exist?
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