, third from his namesake William de
, was a prominent baron at the time of
. He is most notable for being the
first Lord to join Wallace in his revolt against English rule. Ronald McNair
, in his book "Robert the Bruce
: King of Scots", writes about
William "le Hardi's" eager alliance with Wallace,
of Sir William (
He was captured by
the English and executed. He had three sons; Sir James "The Good"
, Hugh "The Dull"
, and Archibald
, who became the first Regent of Scotland.
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