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The Sex Life of William 'Braveheart' Wallace

Betwixt The Sheets: The History of Sex, Scandal & Society

22-02-2024 • 35 mins

If you've seen the film Braveheart, you might have certain expectations about the real history of William Wallace.


Separating fact from fiction can be tricky, but what do we really know about this iconic Scot, and the supposed relationships that sparked his rebellion against the English?


Today Kate is joined by author and host of Gone Medieval, Eleanor Janega, to find out the truth behind William Wallace.


How does his life tie into the Scottish Wars of Independence? Why did he receive such gruesome treatment? And why is the film Braveheart so irritating to medieval historians?


This episode was edited by Tom Delargy. The producers were Stuart Beckwith, Sophie Gee and Joseph Knight. The senior producer was Charlotte Long.


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