March 30, 2005


'Braveheart' Sword Leaves Scotland (AP, Mar 30, 2005)

One of Scotland's national treasures, the 5-foot sword wielded by William Wallace, the rebel leader portrayed in the Academy Award-winning film "Braveheart," left its homeland for the first time in more than 700 years Wednesday.

The double-handed weapon that belonged to Wallace will be the centerpiece of an exhibition at New York's Grand Central Station during Tartan Day celebrations, which begin later this week.

This year marks the 700th anniversary of the execution of Wallace, who led the Scots in their battle to free themselves from English rule and whose story was brought to the screen by Mel Gibson in the 1995 film "Braveheart." The film won five Academy Awards. [...]

The 6-pound weapon will be returned to its home at the National Wallace Monument in Stirling, Scotland, after the celebrations.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 30, 2005 4:41 PM

And the typical passenger on the 6:43 train to Larchmont does? Put it on display in front of the engine house by the old WTC that was destroyed. They'd appreciate it truely, and so would Wallace.

Posted by: Luciferous at March 30, 2005 4:57 PM

Yes. I have two friends in Larchmont with 4 kids each.

Posted by: oj at March 30, 2005 5:00 PM
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