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Great Achievements of Military Men, Statesmen, and Others, Selected by the Editor of 'the English Essayists'.

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    Robert Cochrane
General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1879 Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: GREAT MILITARY COMMANDERS. ' 2JEurope is ever to be ruineJ, it will be by its warriors' Montesquieu. William Wallace -- Edward the Black Prince -- Earl of Warwick -- Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey -- Sir Philip Sidney -- Duke of Marlborough -- Robert Clive -- General Wolfe -- General Elliot -- Sir John Moore- Duke of Wellington -- Marquis of Anglesea -- Sir Charles Napier -- Sir Colin Campbell. WILLIAM WALLACE. HE quotation at the head of this chapter would not hold good were all warriors like the first to be spoken about. Never, perhaps, was the fame of any man more cherished, and more deservedly so, by a people, than that of William Wallace is by the Scottish nation. His exploits have been for ages the darling theme of all ranks of the people: and in those parts of the country where his adventures chiefly lay, there is scarcely a lofty rock, high fall of water, lonely cave, or other remarkable object in nature, which is not connected with a name dear to every romantic, youthful, and patriotic mind. The recorded feats in the life of Wallace rank him not only among the first patriots of his nation, but among the firstof all who have deserved that honourable appellation. He made his appearance in the theatre of active life at a most interesting period. A disputed succession to the Scottish crown had been submitted to the decision of Edward the First of England. The office of umpire gave the English king a fatal ascendancy over the Scottish nobles, and especially over the competitors for the crown. Baliol was preferred on condition that he would acknowledge the dependence of Scotland upon the Eng...  
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