William Wallace : A National Tale 2e
This updated edition of William Wallace: Man and Myth, is a scholarly reappraisal of William Wallace and examines the Scottish warrior through the kaleidoscopic lens of the literary concept that is ‘the national tale’. Here Graeme Morton explores
the mechanism by which Wallace’s ‘afterlife’ came to shape Scotland’s national identity.
• Reappraises William Wallace as a national figure Brings Wallace into the 2014 debate
• Explores Wallace variously as: A Protestant; A Scottish Chief; A Romantic Hero; a Hollywood Hero
• Examines Scotland’s obsession with the need for
a national hero