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Blind Harry was given gifts of money by the King at New Year, as were other minor courtiers, but a payment on 2 January seems to relate to the singing of a ballad accompanied by two Gaelic harpers, " Ersche clareschaw ", mentioned in adjacent entries.
This is the last mention of Harry in the accounts. Historian John Major also wrote about Harry in These sources differed on whether or not he was blind from birth, but Harry almost certainly seems to have had a military background. Most historians nowadays regard Acts and Deeds as a versified historical novelwritten at a time of strong anti-English sentiment in Scotland.
At twelve volumes, the work is also doubted to be solely his work. A false usurper sinks in every foe And liberty returns with every blow which Burns described as "a couplet worthy of Homer ".
Some parts of it are at variance with contemporary sources, e. It also describes him adopting the disguises of a monk, an old woman, and a potter while a fugitive, and travelling to France to enlist support for the Scottish cause, there defeating two French champions, as well as a lion.
Harry is often considered inferior to Barbour as a poet, and has little of his moral elevation, but he surpasses him in graphic power, vividness of description, and variety of incident.
He occasionally shows the influence of Chaucerand is said to have known Latin and French. It was also an important source for Randall Wallace in his writing of the screenplay of Braveheartthe award-winning Hollywood film.
Wallace folklore[ edit ] Blind Harry mentions a number of battles or skirmishes fought by Wallace which are now regarded by historians as unhistorical. These battles are sometimes referenced as historical events by accounts which do not cross-check the stories in Acts and Deeds against another source.
In the case of the folkloric Battle of Loudoun Hill, later enthusiasts have erected a monument to Wallace at the site. The folkloric battle should not be confused with the genuine Battle of Loudoun Hill fought by Robert the Bruce.
Similarly, the story of a mass hanging of Scots nobles at Ayr is described by Blind Harry, and is repeated in a number of places, including the film Braveheartbut is now regarded as unhistorical.Blind Harry (c.
– ), also known as Harry, Hary or Henry the Minstrel, is renowned as the author of The Actes and Deidis of the Illustre and Vallyeant Campioun Schir William Wallace, more commonly known as The rutadeltambor.com was a lengthy poem recounting the life of William Wallace, the Scottish independence leader, written .
The film "Braveheart" brought the name of Scottish hero William Wallace to the world's attention. Now, we disclose the true story of the man who rallied his people in the Scottish Wars of Independence from England/5(11).
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The story of William Wallace in the movie Braveheart while historically fairly accurate in the depictions of the battles while leaving out many important facts. Randall Wallace added some plot twists to make the story more appealing to the audience.