Learn English Through Story~Level 1~Braveheart~English story for learning english with subtitles



chapter one the boy the year was 12 76 in a quiet sunny Scottish Valley a group of Scottish Nobles road towards a farm the nobles rode handsome horses and wore rich clothes each Noble had a boy with him but they carried no weapons because this was a meeting of truce Scotland had no king the old King died without a son or daughter the English King Edward the first wanted to choose a new king for Scotland the Scottish Nobles wanted to choose their ruler so there was war the fighting went on and things were difficult there was no food because the farmers were fighting for the nobles Edward the first Longshanks they called him because he had long legs called a truce the bravest nobles came leaving their weapons behind they came to the meeting place a large farm building that belonged to a farmer called McAndrews they tied their horses outside and went in one of the neighboring farmers was a man called Malcolm Wallace he was a strong brave man who wanted Scots to rule Scotland he had two sons John who was 18 and William then only 7 William had his father's blue eyes Malcolm's wife died when William was born later that same day Malcolm and John rode off to the McAndrews farm carrying farm tools with them as weapon William watched them he loved his father and wanted to be like him he ran to his horse and rode after them they stopped on the hill above the farm stay here Malcolm said to William when Malcolm and John arrived at the farm building everything was quiet no people no horses they held their weapons ready and pushed open the door they looked up and that hearts stopped thirty nobles and thirty boys and one farmer all dead tied by the neck they have a sound behind them and quickly turned Williams stood there looking up at the bodies William get out of here shouted John at first William did not think the bodies were real then he touched one and realized he shut his eyes to the terrible picture and ran this way and that in knocking in two bodies Malcolm caught William and held him English murderers he said that night a group of local men met at the Wallace farm William listened from the door the nobles who wanted to fight are dead said Malcolm so we have to show the English that we won't lie down and serve them we are not dogs but men they rode off the next day to attack the English William stayed at home and fought the English in a game with his friend Hamish night came William watched through a window his father and brother did not return but they returned the next morning old Campbell hey muscies father brought their bodies William come here my boy said old Campbell kindly William looked away and shut his eyes he looked back but the bodies of his father and brother were still there Williams stood at the graves and the neighbors looked at the boy what would happen to him now a little girl of five with long red hair came towards him she handed William a flower the purple flower of Scotland their eyes met and then the girl walked back to her mother a tall dark man rode towards the crowd who stood near the graves William looked at him uncle Argyll William said that night the boy and his uncle sat together at the table Argyll had no wife or children but he would take the boy home with him Malcolm's sword lay on the table William tried to lift it first learn to use this Argyll said pointing to Williams head and then I will teach you to use that William did not take much with him to argyles house only his mother's wedding dress and his father's sword when they left the empty farm he looked back only once chapter 2 the rebel he years later a beautiful young French princess walked through the great rooms of a London castle she came into a large room Longshanks tall and handsome stood in front of his Nobles he saw Isabella where is my son he shouted I send for him and he sends you his new wife how can the son of the King of England be so weak his eyes shone angrily he turned back to his Nobles I want to rule France but first I must rule Scotland Nobles are the key to the Scottish door we must give land here in England to Scottish Nobles we must give land in the highlands and lowlands of Scotland to our own nobles but our people do not want to live among the Scottish rebels said one old noble then we shall make a better offer we shall bring back the old rule of first Knight a girl who lives on a nobles land must spend her wedding night with the noble of the land not with her husband Isabella's blood went cold she thought of her own wedding night just past her new husband did not come to her bedroom he preferred to be with his friend Peter Longshanks looked at her smiling soon after many miles north of London a group of horsemen rode up the hill to Edinburgh Castle in the centre of the group was a handsome young man on a fine horse his shoulders were strong and he carried a heavy sword at his side Robert 17th Earl of Bruce was a fighting man 24 Scottish Nobles all friends of Robert the Bruce sat round a large table in the central room of the castle when Robert came in they were silent Robert the Bruce wanted to be king of Scotland and these men were on his side another Scottish family the Bailey Isles also wanted to rule they had many friends too and there was war between the two families the bale eels and the Bruce's were all brave men but people could not trust them they looked after themselves first and Scotland second sometimes they fought with the English and sometimes against them lord Mornay a young noble and friend of Robert spoke the people want us to fight now they're very angry about this new English rule of first night we must wait said Robert until we are ready a day's journey from Edinburgh there was a different world lanark was a village of rough streets and stone houses a market for local farmers a place for people to meet today was market day there was music and dancing that was good food to eat and beer to drink English soldiers watched market days were good for the English rulers when the people were enjoying themselves they were not fighting they watched a young man ride into the village his eyes were blue and his hair was light brown shining yellow in the Sun he wore a farmer's clothes but he did not look like a farmer with his straight back strong body and intelligent face he looked dangerous everyone noticed the new arrival old camel his bright red hair now going gray watched with his old rebel friend machlin of the young man got off his horse and walked through the crowd mcclanahan ball said quietly could that be William Wallace modern McLennan was also watching she was now the most beautiful girl in the village maybe in all of Scotland with her long red hair she was standing in a group of girls William saw her did he remember her William started to speak too modern but just then his old friends Hamish walked up to him the two men smiled have you come back to your father's farm Hamish asked yes good to see you again William said he shook hands with his father's old friends it began to rain everyone ran inside but not William he stood and watched the rain that night William stood at the door of the farmhouse and remembered his years there with his father and brother he looked across the valley at the mechanic house friendly through the storm smoke from the kitchen fire climbing into the sky the McClellan's were surprised to hear a knock at the door so late but when McClendon or their outside in the rain was William Wallace on his horse good evening can I speak with your daughter he asked Martin would you like to go for a ride on this fine evening before her parents could say no Marin jumped up behind William and they disappeared through the trees they rode up high into the hills they came to a group of trees on the other side of the trees the ground fell away below them they were looking down on a beautiful lake they stood together and said nothing William took modern home before he went he put something in her hand then he jumped on his horse and rode away Marin and her mother looked at the present a dried flower the same flower that five year old modern gave to William at his father's grave the next day William started work on the farmhouse he climbed up on the roof de Maynes some holes were the rain came in McCloud rode up and asked William to come to a meeting a secret meeting they rode together deep into the hills there they met with 20 men all farmers we put ourselves in danger to bring you here because you are the son of Malcom Wallace do you understand I do William answered he knew rebels when he saw them every day the English send in more soldiers when Malcolm Wallace was alive we met here for every attack old Campbell explained you have come back and we ask ourselves are we still men will you be one of us I came home to be a farmer and to have a family said William he looked at old Campbell and Hamish and walked away to the horses on the way home he stopped and looked at the graves of his father and brother for a long time William did not seem arund for two weeks then there was a wedding in the village Helen machlin are a cousin of Madden was marrying a local boy Robbie everyone came there was plenty of food beautiful wildflowers and happy music the new husband and wife and their families and friends came out of the church the wedding party began suddenly there was the noise of horses an English noble rode towards them at the head of a group of English soldiers the villagers went quiet the noblemen Lord bottoms was about fifty gray-haired and with a red face these lands belong to me he said and by the rule of first night I am here to take this young woman to my bed on the night of her wedding no one moved no by God shouted Helens father the soldiers were ready for this in a second their swords were pointing down at Helens father and Robbie the men wanted to fight but Helen held onto them tightly I prefer to spend one night with this man than lose both of you forever she said then one of the soldiers pulled her up onto his horse behind him and the group rode away William and Martin went again to the group of trees in the hills at night they sat together above the lake and thought of Helen on her wedding night they talked about their love and their hopes they kissed long and hard I want to marry you said William but no Englishman will take you on our wedding night they married secretly in an old empty church Martin gave William a white handkerchief with the flower of Scotland on it they spent their wedding night under the stars for the next six weeks they met when he could at night and sometimes in the day but they did not show that they were husband and wife when Martin was having a baby they would be safe from Lord bottoms then they would explain to their friends about the secret wedding they were both in Lanark one market day their eyes met but they did not speak William walked on some English soldiers were sitting at a table and drinking near they watched modern who was now more beautiful than ever buying some bread she was walking past when one of them suddenly caught her wrist and threw her to the ground where are you going my lovely he asked the other soldiers laughed he fell on top of her and pulled at her clothes mihran bit him hard and tried to get away suddenly william was there and he caught the soldiers arm from behind he threw him into his friends and turned the table over on top of them one of the soldiers began to shout rebels rebels other soldiers came running the villagers tried to stop them run William run they shouted are you all right Martin William asked take the horse and go I'll meet you at our group of trees William fought off two more soldiers he watched Merrin escape then he ran off through the crowd in and out of the narrow streets soldiers were everywhere Kesselring head of the English soldiers arrived too late William escaped into the trees and disappeared he thought Moran was free but Martin did not escape she fell from her horse and the soldiers caught her William arrived at the group of trees in the Hills Merlin he called softly and then again more loudly marrin he shouted but there was no answer modern was in prison Kesselring looked at her proud eyes why isn't she afraid of me she's just girl he thought to himself and who is this man who can fight six of my soldiers at the same time and beat them he asked his name is William Wallace one of the soldiers answered he has a farm along the valley let's burn it I want him not his farm and he wants you my beautiful girl and you will bring him to us Kesselring took modern into the village square and tied her to a tree the villagers came to watch an attack on the King's soldiers is an attack on the king and this is what happens he shouted he calmly walked up to Merrin took out his knife and cut her throat blood ran from the cut and she was dead William found his friends at old Campbell's farm have you seen Martin he asked them she got away I saw her I saw her William searched their faces old Campbell told William that Martin was dead William could see that he was not lying he went outside the moon Sean on the purple flowers among the grass Williams wild screams angry and sad cut through the black night William Wallace jumped on the nearest horse and rode to his farm he took his father's great sword from its hiding-place the rebels followed all through the valley people took up their weapons and ran behind him towards lanark where Hessel rig and his men were waiting Wallace rode on he stopped in front of the line of soldiers just outside the village he was not afraid he was ready to kill the battle was short no one could stop Wallace and his angry followers English soldiers laid dead everywhere Wallace found hassel rig and pulled him out by his hair to the square his Wild Eyes looked at the face of Moran's murderer he took his sword and cut Hessel Rick's throat in one movement the people were shouting Wallace Wallace but he did not hear them he looked at Moran's blood on the ground he looked at the blood of the Englishman on his sword he knew he would fight as a rebel from this day until he died Lord bottoms sat on his horse outside his castle he was getting his men ready to find the rebels and to kill William Wallace as an example to the people of Scotland he gave a soldier a letter to take to the Lord governor at Stirling Castle but the soldier did not get past the castle walls Wallace and his men were waiting outside suddenly there were Scots everywhere bottoms tried to shout orders the rebels pulled him from his fine horse Wallace tied his hands and threw him onto an old and tired horse go back to England tell them that Wallace a free man of Scotland our sons and daughters belong to us not to the king of England tell them Scotland is free they put modern in the ground the next day they cut a flower of Scotland into the stone by her grave William put the white handkerchief next to his broken heart far off in London princess Isabella sat in the castle with her friend Nicolette she watched Prince Edward playing ball games with his friends in the garden Nicolette told her news of Scotland and the story of William and Martin this was the kind of man Isabella would like for a husband at that moment Longshanks arrived you play games here boy he shouted at his son the rebels are attacking our soldiers in Scotland they have sent Lord bottoms back to England he knocked Edward to the ground I'm going to France now I'm leaving Scotland to you do you understand he pulled Edward up by the throat and turn yourself into a man the King left back in Scotland Robert the Bruce sat with his father it's time to fight like William Wallace all Scotland is with him this is no time to talk with the English said the young Robert fighting is not enough yes Wallace is brave but a dog is brave you're Noble you are clever and brave we'll go with these rebels on our lands in Scotland but we'll stand against them on our lands in the south Longshanks will do anything to rule Scotland we will – William sat near a small fire thinking the ground was wet from days of rain but with the trees above their heads they were dry enough Amos looked into the dark forest round them his eyes searching for movement old Campbell was mending weapons guards were standing further away what do we do when Longshanks sends all of his northern army against us William asked that's a good question unser told Campbell they have many horses and new weapons we have only swords and weapons that we make on our farms they'll ride right over us said Hamish so we fight the Highland Way said old Campbell attack and run into the hills burn everything on the way then it is our own land and villages that we burn but could we beat Longshanks a–'s army William looked up at the trees and thought I want the men to make a hundred Spears each spear will be twice as tall as a man before Hamish could ask William any more questions the guards brought in some new rebels men came from all over Scotland every day to fight with William Wallace but any one of them could be a spy for Longshanks the new men looked at William Wallace and their faces Sean William was dirty like the others and his hair was wet and full of leaves but they saw the fire inside him it was that fire that they wanted to follow among the new rebels was a handsome young man from Ireland called Stephen William spoke to them all show us that you can live without food and sleep and then you can fight for us a hundred English horsemen rode in straight lines across open country lord dole Croft rode in front they were looking for William Wallace and his rebels sometimes they came very close they found fires still smoking but they never saw them until one day when they saw Hamish and a group of rebels near some trees the Scots saw the horsemen and ran like frightened animals after them Dole Croft shouted and kicked his horse they followed Hamish and his hungry and tired men across an open field with low hills all round now we have them shouted Dole Croft he rode into the field but the ground was very wet and the horse's legs disappeared up to the knees suddenly there were Scots everywhere weaving swords above their heads William Wallace gave the order to attack every Englishman died the news of Wallace's win over the English travelled quickly the rebels hid in an empty farm building the farmer was friendly and gave them food and clothes William slept while old camp and Stephen talked about battles and how to win them Hamish came in news has arrived he called softly William woke up the English are sending a great army to Stirling Castle some say there are 10,000 some say 20 and the Scots are coming down from the highlands hundreds of them Stirling Castle stood high on a hill above open country a river cut through the field in front of it a wooden bridge crossed the river in front of the castle on the 17th of June 1297 a group of Scottish Nobles stood on a smaller Hill looking down onto the field ready for battle Robert the Bruce was in prison so Lord Mornay took his place at the head of the Scottish army from the other side of the bridge they watched the great English army moving it looks like 20,000 shouted Lachlan another noble but our spies say it is 10,000 and we have only 2,000 said Morni the nobles did not think there would be a battle they were ready to make a truce with the English the English army stood in front of the castle walls and along the river they were in straight lines foot soldiers with swords at the front horsemen with Spears at the back their weapons were new and shining the Scots had leather shirts and farm tools so many said one young soldier looking over the river if the nobles make a truce they'll send us home replied an old soldier standing next to him f we'll attack they'll stay on the hill and we'll die they'll ride home and call themselves brave I don't want to fight so that they can have more land neither die said the old one and he turned and walked away from the battle towards home others followed first one by one and then in groups Lockland shouted at them to stop but they did not listen why do they have to die for us said Mornay but suddenly they did stop William Wallace rode into the middle of the Scots army with his rebels his fair hair flying in the wind his strong arms showing under his ordinary leather shirt he rode up to the nobles this is our army said Lachlan do you want to serve if this is your army why are the men leaving I serve Scotland not you he turned his horse to look at the men we didn't come to fight for them shouted the old soldier and another man called oh the anguish of too many will all die Wallace held up his hand to speak and the army was silent sons are Scotland he shouted I am William Wallace you have come here to fight as free men yes if you fight perhaps you'll die if you run you may live for a time but at what cost perhaps they'll kill us but I say we'll always be free the army of Scotsman answered with one voice a great shout went up we will be free feign words said Stephen coming up behind Wallace now what do we do follow our plan bring out the spears put them in the frontline ordered Wallace then he rode with Lachlan and Mornay to talk to the English they met on the bridge Lords Talmadge head of the English army made an offer the King will give you lands in York he began Wallace stopped him I have an offer for you he said take your army straight back to England ask every Scots man woman and child on the way to forgive you for 100 years of murder and stealing then perhaps you and your men will live if not every one of you will die today Wallace turned to Lachlan and mordney be ready follow my orders he told them he rode back to the army and they followed the English quickly moved their horses across the bridge they lined up opposite the Scots then the English foot soldiers began to cross behind them the English horsemen stood tall and proud their horses were in purple and red no one could beat them Tallmadge ordered them to attack the Scots stood and waited the English horses came at them nearer and nearer wait shouted Wallace wait now Wallis's men brought out their secret weapons long Spears each one twice as tall as a man they pointed them at the horses the English could not stop their horses and their swords were too short the long Spears cut the mane and horses to pieces everyone on the battlefield listened to the screams of the dying English the English pushed their foot soldiers across the bridge following Wallace's orders Lord mourn a road with his horsemen away from the battle the English saw mourn a leave and thought now they would win Wallace lifted his sword for Scotland he screamed he ran towards the English his brave rebels behind him they attacked and killed all the soldiers in the field and then pushed onto the bridge more English soldiers were still trying to get onto the bridge from the other side the Scots caught the men in the middle and cut them down the water below the bridge was red with blood the English began to realize that they could not win some stayed and fought bravely but others turned and ran among them Lord Tallmadge just at that moment Mornay and his men attacked the English from the side the river was easy to cross on horseback behind the trees to the east the English ran trying to escape the Scottish swords the terrible Battle of Stirling was finished the Scots lifted Wallace up onto their shoulders the nobles and ordinary Scotsman shouted with one voice Wallace Wallace less on a field in northern France the English king was angry his army was fighting a long slow war against the French why aren't we already in Paris we'll have to spend the winter here now we cannot answered General Peters bravely half the men will die of cold and hunger we'll bring our army from Scotland here in the spring said Longshanks but just then a rider arrived he was tired and dirty he handed the King a letter Longshanks read the letter suddenly his face looked old and gray we have no army in Scotland he said quietly chapter three First Lord of Scotland after the Battle of Stirling William Wallace was famous all over Scotland he rode into Edinburgh and up to the castle his friends at his side the people looked at him with wide eyes like children the nobles in their fine clothes did not understand how an ordinary man could win a great battle like that when the Bruce's and balliol's could not Robert the Bruce was now out of prison and he stood among the other Nobles as William walked into the castle he could see at once that this Wallace would never serve any other man a man began to read in the name of God Sir William Wallace we make ooh First Lord of Scotland they gave him a gold ring of office and the nobles went down on their knees maybe William could be First Lord but he could not be King because he was not a nobleman William watched as the nobles immediately began to fight among themselves they wanted to find a king but still they could not agree William turned and walked away Sir William for one noble cried where are you going he turned back his eyes burning with anger we have beaten the English but they'll come back because you won't stand together William looked at Robert the Bruce as he spoke there's only one side to be on not the Bruce's not the bales but the side of the Scottish people we must fight so that the people can be free what will you do another Noble asked I'll take the fighting into England and beat the English on their own land said William he looked round at the open mouths of the nobles and left the castle a few weeks later far away in London Prince Edward and his friend Peter listened afraid doors crashed open and walls shook Longshanks was back from France he arrived in Edward's rooms high up in the castle and looked at the two young men with cold black eyes what is the news from the north he asked angrily nothing to report father said Edward what a bunch of rebels beats our army at Sterling and you say nothing to report the Kings face Bund angrily I have ordered more men to serve as soldiers said Edward will have a large army by the spring we know from my cousin the governor of York that Wallace is near York now but the winter is coming the Scots will have empty stomachs and they'll be weak we'll catch this Wallace and tie him up by his neck in front of his rebels a man came in with a letter give it to me the Prince ordered proudly he was beginning to feel strong the feeling did not last he read the letter and his face went white Wallace has taken York he said slowly impossible shouted Longshanks the man also carried a bag which he placed on a table Edward looked in it and jumped back shaking Longshanks opened the bag and took out the bloody head of the Governor of York his own brother's son he dropped the head back into the bag what animal would do this said Peter quickly we shall stop him if he comes south of York Longshanks did not answer he looked at Edward who is this who speaks before I asked him to before Edward could answer Longshanks took Peter by the throat and threw him out of the window Peter screamed just before he hit the ground Edward ran to the window and looked down at Peters body Peter was the only person that he loved and trusted and now his body was broken and bloody on the stones far below he took a knife from his jacket and ran at his father Longshanks smiled at last his son was fighting for himself his smile disappeared and he took hold of his son and kicked him until he was almost dead we must make a truce with the Scots said Longshanks feeling nothing for his son lying on the ground but who should go not this week son of mine not me I do not want my head brought to London in a bag who can I send the Scots army were resting outside York they mended their clothes and weapons William Hamish and Stephen were in the governor's rooms in the city studying his papers old Campbell hurried in almost too excited to speak a group of Longshanks 'as men are here they want to make a truce be careful William perhaps they want to kill you I hope they do said Stephen putting on his leather jacket I haven't killed an Englishman for five days when William and his six riders arrived at the meeting place they found French guards outside the English tent Longshanks I have come William shouted at the entrance the guards pulled back the sides of the tent door and they are in the shadows stood a tall woman in fine clothes William began to shake Hamish looked at old Campbell she was just like modern and when she moved towards them and into the light she was more like her I am the Princess of Wales she said wife of the king's son I come from the king and I speak for him William looked at her and thought of his lost love Isabella saw in him everything she wanted in a man he was tall and strong his hair was wild and his eyes were soft here was a man who could win battles a man that armies would follow and yet he could ride away from it all and it would not matter to him William got off his horse in his eyes Isabella saw something new in the face of a man a deep sadness and she knew that it was for Meryn it's battle that I want not talk said William but now's the time here will you speak with a woman she went into the tent and he followed her inside were Nicolette and Lord Hamilton one of Longshanks his men I understand that you are now First Lord of Scotland the princess began did God tell you to kill the good people of York we attacked York because every English attack on Scotland starts from there said William and to cut off the head of my husband's cousin your husband's cousin found and murdered all the Scottish women and children in York before we attacked they threw more than 100 dead people over the city walls sets is not possible Isabella went white and looked at Hamilton she saw that it was true he's lying said Hamilton speaking to her in Latin when William answered them in Latin they both jumped in surprise and then he spoke in French ask your king who is lying the princess asked Nicolette and Hamilton to wait outside she made the Kings offer of land and money Wallace turned to leave Isabella spoke quietly so that no one could hear I know your story I know of Maron she was my wife William said just as softly suddenly he wanted to talk and he told her of Maurin of everything that happened many years before in the McAndrews farm building when he and his father found 30 murdered Scottish Nobles you are strong in sight like Maren you will be a good queen tell your king that he will never rule William Wallace he will not rule any Scot while I live William walked through the empty streets of York that night when the Sun started to come up he returned to Hamish and the others their fire was still burning want some food Hamish asked William shook his head no word from Edinburgh yes Hamish waited for a few seconds and then went on they're not sending any more men William they know about York and they won't send more soldiers William looked at the fire if I take this army to London half the men will die of illness or hunger on the way we must go back to Scotland but we have not finished yet in London Isabella reported on her meeting with Wallace she listened to the King talking about his plans soldiers were already on their way from Wales and France and with terrible new weapons that could cut through metal like a knife through butter she realized that the king did not want a truce her words to William Wallace were lies the King used her to win time and now his soldiers were getting ready to attack the Scots army from the sides and from behind she returned to her rooms shaking angrily and thinking of a plan I will send Nicolette to my castle in the north she thought under way she can find Wallace and his men she can tell them the Kings plans the Battle of Falkirk was more terrible than startling of all the Scottish Nobles only Mornay was there with a hundred riders Robert the Bruce did not come the famous Scottish Spears lined up the English horses began the attack from the right the English foot soldiers shot their terrible new weapons at the spearmen from the left Wallace ordered Mornay to attack the foot soldiers before they could shoot again Mornay did not attack from the English side Longshanks watched Mornay riding away from the battle with his men the English Nobles turned to their King in surprise Longshanks explained his payment his new land in England and Scotland William felt helpless with Mornay gone no one was guarding the spearmen the English foot soldiers shot again their terrible weapons cutting the Scottish spearmen to pieces the rest of the Scottish army did not wait for orders they ran screaming towards the English the battle was long and hard soldiers on both sides fought bravely but there were too many English towards the end of the battle the english horsemen attacked again Wallace saw them coming he pulled the first rider to the ground it was Robert the Bruce fighting for the English Wallace looked at his face in that second he realized that there was no hope for Scotland he felt weak the Bruce waved his sword at Wallace fight me fight me he shouted but Wallace could not fight now he took the gold ring of office off his finger and threw it at of Robert the Bruce's feet Stephen rode up quickly he pulled William up behind him onto his horse and the two rode away from the battle Robert the Bruce watched Wallace escape he looked at the ground and saw the blood of his countrymen I will never fight on the wrong side again he said a few days later William was at Moran's grave rain fell hard on his face he held in his shaking hand the white handkerchief something from a better world rain was falling in London too Longshanks was smiling all the Scottish Nobles have agreed to serve me as their King now we can send soldiers from Scotland to fight in our armies in France well my flower he said turning to Isabella we have seen the last of your Wallace I think she looked out of the window her eyes as wet as the rain chapter 4 Braveheart William spent some months in France and Italy asking for help for Scotland from the king of France and the Pope he returned to Scotland with empty hands they would not help lord Mornay lay in bed looking out from the window of his hai room at his rich land when he slept his head was full of pictures of William Wallace running towards him at Falkirk with his sword held high and murder in his eyes suddenly Mornay heard the sound of a horse not outside the castle but inside impossible surely he was asleep then he heard shouts – and screams from below then silence and then a sudden great crash William Wallace rode into his bedroom more nay never spoke again Wallace cut through his neck with one quick movement the guards at the door stood with their mouths open Wallace threw a jacket over his horse's head he kicked the animal hard the horse jumped crashed through the window and horse and rider sailed through the air down down past the castle walls and into the lake below this swam to land Wallace got on his horse and rode away from behind him came the shouts Wallace Wallace Isabella found Longshanks and Edwards in the castle garden you smile you have heard the news the rebels are starting to fight again in Scotland said Edward I smiled because I have a plan to catch your Wallace she spoke to the king send me to my castle in the north to speak for you Wallace trusts me find shelter of your best killers I will find a place for a meeting he will come to the meeting and we will kill him easy Longshanks now old and weak studied her strong face you see my stupid son I have found you a real Queen Hamish and Stephen brought William the news Longshanks has sent the princess to make a truce and where does she want to meet asked William it's very strange in the McAndrews farm building William and his friends arrived at the farm building Wallace handed his sort to Hamish so that everyone in the building could see the killers waited inside their knives ready Wallace came up to the guards outside the door suddenly he pushed them inside and shut the doors rebels ran out of the woods and put great pieces of wood against the building then they burned it to the ground Isabella could see the fire from the walls of her castle a single rider came up to the castle she sat and waited after a while she heard a small noise outside the window in one quick movement William pulled himself through the narrow window and into the room I understood at once he said the McAndrews farm you remember the story I told you of when I was a boy I am so pleased to see you sit Isabella softly touching his face I know that when you looked at me you saw her he turned away you must forgive how I feel she said no man has ever looked at me as you do a queen must love her husband but she must also give him a child with my husband I cannot do both just think she went on maybe you'll never be king of Scotland but perhaps one day your blood will run through the King of England I cannot love you because of Longshanks his no but you can love me just because I love you early the next morning Wallace quietly said goodbye to Isabella he quickly found his rebel friends Hamish and Stephen they saw he was full of fire again the three of them began attacking English soldiers where they could find them for two days they did not rest the Scottish Nobles now wanted a meeting with Wallace they said that they wanted to serve Him and not Longshanks why do you trust them asked Hamish shaking his head you know they will give you two Longshanks you are probably right but we can't win without them Hamish standing together is the only hope for our people I don't want to die I want to live shouted Hamish so do i I want a home and children I've asked God for these things but he has brought me this sword and if he wants me to die for my country then I will the three Road to the meeting place on the way William gave his knife to Stephen and his sword to Hamish he felt that he was seeing them for the last time here he is said Robert the Bruce looking through a window and he has no sword my god he has a Braveheart William came into the house he looked into the eyes of Robert the Bruce the two men now saw the same picture a free Scotland William held out his hand towards Robert the Bruce in seconds there were English soldiers everywhere no screamed Robert the Bruce who knew nothing of this plan they tied William up like an animal took him to London over the back horse and threw him in prison Longshanks was very ill he was dying he could not speak with his voice only with his eyes Isabella went to see him she pulled him close to hurt by his hair and spoke so softly in his ear that Edward could not hear you see we all die Wallace will die tomorrow but before you die listen to this your blood dies with you a child who has the blood of William Wallace is growing inside me William Wallace died slowly in front of a great crowd on the 23rd of August 13:05 they did terrible things to his body so that he would ask for forgiveness but he would not in the last seconds of his life he saw Hamish and Stephen in the crowd and behind them mihran for a moment he felt strong and he cried out we will be free

12 thoughts on “Learn English Through Story~Level 1~Braveheart~English story for learning english with subtitles”

  1. What a wonderful story and William is so brave , to fight for the freedom to all people in his country! He's a heroic man forever! Thanks for the very Interesting story!

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