publication date: Friday, November 26, 2004 (part of Round XXIV)

category: Legends

clue: This brave Scottish folk hero had the heart to lead his people against English invasion.

explanation: Wallace was a Scottish commoner who led Scottish peasant armies against English invaders. The word "brave" and "heart" hint at the 1995 film "Braveheart" that dramatized his life. more…

solved by: Steve West, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Erik Bates, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, David Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Lori Lancaster, Aaron Fischer, Mihai Rusu, Jackie Mason, Todd Brotsch, E. M., Christine Marie Doiron, Anna Gregoline, Nadine Russell, Anthony Lewis, Brad Htnck, John Pierpoint, and Elizabeth Chesher

trivia: The goo of Wallace was created to set a precedent for the newly-created Legends & Mythology category: Though he was a real person, so little accurate information was known about him that an ample mythology had been invented over the centuries about the details of his life, so much that most of the known information about him was fictional.

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