This Date in Medieval History - July 22


The Battle of Falkirk
In this battle, William Wallace used extra-long spears to work against mounted soldiers, and King Edward I reinforced his cavalry with numerous archers.
Wallace's use of spears was depicted in the movie Braveheart as taking place at Stirling Bridge, where he was victorious, but it was actually used at Falkirk, where he was defeated.

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