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The real reason 'Yes Scotland' avoids Braveheart nostalgia

Marsden, Richard 2014. The real reason 'Yes Scotland' avoids Braveheart nostalgia. The Conversation 2014 (5 Sept)

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In 1998 Alex Salmond dismissed doubts over Scotland’s Celtic lineage as “ignorance bordering on silliness”. In 2007 he expounded a vision of the country as a “Celtic lion” economy. In 2005 a Scottish National Party press release on the anniversary of William Wallace’s execution stated that he “saved the nation from surrender and annihilation”. More recently, Salmond’s impassioned speeches have channelled Mel Gibson’s Wallace from the 1995 Hollywood blockbuster Braveheart.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Lifelong Learning
History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Publisher: The Conversation Ltd
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2019 14:53

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