Was William Wallace educated and trained in warfare by the warrior monks of the Knights Templar?
The Dundee City Councilors have missed the boat again, why have they failed to explain the connection between Dundee and our great Independent Braveheart fighter William Wallace.
According to the cities historic documents, Wallace who struck the first blow against the English Monarchy in the 13th Century was educated in Dundee by an order of Knights who learned their deadly trade in the Far East, they were in fact the Templars of Jerusalem, the original Nine Knights who guarded highways and byways of that far distant land of the Crusaders.
The fact there is a strong connection the Number Nine and Dragons in Dundee, leads many to believe Dundee to be a stronghold of this mystical order, further evidence of lands at Tempelton woods and an association with the High Kirk, give credence to the argument.
Dundee is trying to establish it’s self as a tourist attraction, Why not use this strong connection with William Wallace, also does the Dragon of Dundee mark the spot where Wallace struck the first blow for Scotland so long ago.
William Wallace was brought up in Dundee and received his education at the Grammar School with all other part of learning fit for his rank in life.* ( extracted from the City History books at Dundee Reference Library.)
It was in these setting that Wallace began to abhor that this ancient and free kingdom should held unjustly by the English Monarchy.
Words were exchanged between Wallace and Selbie, the son of the English Governor, a fight ensued, but Wallace being a strong young man resisted and was able to run the dagger through him, surrounded by Selbie’s attendants Wallace made his escape.
Finding refuge in an Inn, he told the landlady what he had, she helped disguise Wallace in a russet gown and a womans headdress, and when the English came and searched for him, William Wallace laughed heartily.