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Blind Harry

Blind Harry

Henry the Minstrel, or 'Blind Harry' as he is more commonly known, was probably born into a noble family in Lothian. Much of what we know today about the Scottish hero William Wallace was written about 175 years after the events of his life by Harry. His epic poem 'The Wallace' is a mixture of fact, fiction and folklore, and is coloured by the political mood of his day. Read More