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A travesty and a disgrace.
on 3 May 2015
A travesty is the only way I can describe this book. It contains so much misinformation that I started to doubt my own senses and memory. It pushes the Wallace Ayrshire birthplace, giving blatant untruths printed as facts.
For example, there are lines in the book like “Corsbie, which is of course now known as Crosshouse” whereas Corsbie still exists and is a different entity to Crosshouse! He sites the Leglen Wood monument to Wallace in Irvine-20 miles away from its correct site near Ayr! The whole chapter on Wallace’s birthplace contains errors in nearly every line. On the plus side, the description of Wallace’s murder is well written.
Errors only need to be written down once though, for them to be repeated for future generations, so it is a shame that this book was not better researched, as it has caused much blurring of the truth in the few years since its release.