Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Braveheart (Drewry)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

BRAVEHEART (S8x32) 3C (4C set) John Drewry The Bankhead Book Part 6

1- 8 1s set, cross down RH, dance out round 1st corner and turn LH to face own side
9-16 1s dance RH across on side, pass RSh and dance LH across on opposite side ending in lines of 3 across dance with Man between 2s and Lady between 3s
17-24 2s+1s+3s set, change places RH with person opposite, set and change back RH with 1s turning right about to face 3rd corner
25-32 1s dance RSh reels of 3 across ending in 2nd place own side

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)


Dance Information

Also see the dance Braveheart (Laidlaw) by Ruary Laidlaw.

Braveheart is a 1995 epic war film directed, co-produced, and starring Mel Gibson, who portrays William Wallace, a late-13th-century Scottish warrior.

The film's title is taken from the name of William Wallace's famous broadsword, and the movie's final shot is of that sword on the field at Bannockburn.

The film is fictionally based on the life of Wallace leading the Scots in the First War of Scottish Independence against King Edward I of England.

The story is inspired by Blind Harry's epic poem The Wallace - Poem and was adapted for the screen by Randall Wallace.

The Wallace Sword is an antique two-handed sword purported to have belonged to William Wallace (1270–1305), a Scottish knight who led a resistance to the English occupation of Scotland during the Wars of Scottish Independence. It is said to have been used by William Wallace at the Battle of Stirling in 1297 and the Battle of Falkirk (1298).

The blade of the sword measures 4 feet 4 inches (132 cm) in length and including the hilt is 5 feet 4 inches (163 cm). The breadth of the blade varies from 2.25 inches (5.7 cm) at the guard to 0.75 inches (1.9 cm) before the point. The sword weighs 5.95 pounds (2.70 kg).

Braveheart - Information Video

The Wallace Sword Image
The Wallace Sword, Wallace Monument, Stirling - An Antique Claymore Purported To Have Belonged To William Wallace.


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