Braveheart finally put to rest after 700 years

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It has taken 700 years, a Hollywood film and the occasional word of encouragement from Sir Sean Connery, but a funeral is finally to be held for William Wallace. David Ross, a Scottish amateur historian, will today embark on a 450-mile pilgrimage that will culminate in a service to the Scottish rebel and freedom fighter later this month yards from the spot where he was executed.

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