Thursday, 28 January 2010

Return the Wallace Safe Conduct Letter..





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Most of us knew that the Guardian of Scotland was kidnapped and murdered by men acting on behalf of King Edward I. How many of you knew that he was carrying a letter which is currently being held at the English national archives in Surrey?

The letter is known as the 'safe conduct letter' and was written by the King of France. It is the only confirmed personal possesion of our favourite patriot in existence. Sadly, we can't see it, as it is hidden away in a drawer at the English records office at Kew. It is a disgrace that an artefact of such important historical significance to the people of scotland is being held in kew, not even on display. The letter along with the great man himself were unjustly removed from Scotland, he was murdered, it was stolen. We want it back. We demand it be returned to scotland for display in the national museum in edinburgh, so that all scottish people (and our visitors) have full rights of access to view this historic document.

Please can you all assist by signing the petition below,

petition: http://www.petitiononline.com/wfw1/petition.html
I have read the Return of the Wallace Safe Conduct Letter Petition to Chief Executive of The National Archives, Kew, and I hereby sign the petition:




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Name
Comments
Country
2292.
andy
i simply ask you to send this letter back to Scotland where it belongs ,peace and light
Scotland
2291.
gregor

Scotland
2290.
Bruce Kelly

Australia
2289.
Neil Bunt
Quite simply, this letter is a wee bit of Scottish history and it’s proper place is back in Scotland.
United States
2288.
Will Mathews

USA
2287.
Gregory Alan Orcutt

United States of America
2286.
Larry (McGlothlan) Ransom

USA
2285.
Robert Thomson Kerr
Return our letter!
Canada
2284.
Deborah Ann Barnum

USA
2283.
Berni Freeman
"FREEDOM!!!" for all us Scots.
Scotland
2282.
Jean Graham
return what is rightly ours .
Scotland



2281.
Rose Marie
The Letter Should Be Returned To Scotland.
England
2280.
Jocelyn Stewart
Please return to where it belongs.
Wales
2279.
Roger Stewart
Please return it to Scotland were it belongs
Wales
2278.
Geoff Crolley
The Safe Conduct Letter and the Lubeck Letter (showing that Allyn Wallace was the father of William), should be on display together in Scotland.
Scotland
2277.
peter howe

scotland
2276.
Jeannette Hoffman
Please return this most important historical artifact to the people who deserve to hold it.
United States
2275.
Ian Vallely

Scotland
2274.
James McGilp

Scotland
2273.
Rona Topaz

Scotland
2272.
Alexander McCallum
This rare and important document needs to be seen its proper context for future generations on display in Scotland
Scotland
2271.
Andrew Logan

Scotland
2270.
LaDawn Young
For Scotland
USA
2269.
Paul Anderson
Scotlands rightful property - give it back!
Scotland
2268.
Paul Clarke
This letter is the property of the Scottish people and Sovereign realm of Scotland - We demand its immediate return.
Scotland
2267.
Irene Clarke
Sir Willaim Wallace and the letter of safe conduct were take illegally from Scotland - Return it to the Sovereign people of Scotland now.
Scotland
2266.
Kate Young

Scotland
2265.
Allerlei Hume

USA
2264.
Misty CLark

USA
2263.
david edwards
thieving english humps
scotland
2262.
Jennifer (Clark) Bucko
Scotland's history belongs to Scotland, and therefore belongs IN Scotland!
USA
2261.
David Gilchrist Morrison
Bring it back to where it belongs.
USA
2260.
Nicole J. Clark
Alba Gu Brath
USA
2259.
Kathryn Black

USA
2258.
Tracie Ca'mel-Yohe
Being from the Family "Drummond" of Scottland, this is VERY important and to my heart
USA
2257.
LaDawn Young
For The Love Of Scottland
USA
2256.
Dana Marie Carney-Tilghman

usa
2255.
T. C. Maugham

USA
2254.
Laura Summers

scotland
2253.
Beth Morrison

UK
2252.
Sheila Maclean
This letter is of no value to England; it belongs to Scotland and must remain on Scottish soil.
United Kingdom
2251.
Yvonne Malcolm
are you scared to return this letter in case it is another nail in the union,s coffin
Scotland
2250.
Jim Malcolm

Scotland
2249.
Scott McLean

Scotland
2248.
neal cowan

Scotland
2247.
Cameron Edwards
Give us our letter back please.
Scotland
2246.
Murray Fraser
Please return it to where it belongs
United Kingdom
2245.
alexander dodds
freedom
scotland
2244.
pamela fletcher

scotland
2243.
Rab Steel
Return it to where it belongs
Scotland
2242.
Mary Ellen Kelnhofer
Second Generation Scot
USA
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Wallace letter is English?
January 28, 2010, 1:26 pm
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Below is an email the badger received from Natalie Ceeney the Chief Executive of English National Archives in Surrey. In it she states that her expert curators believe the document wasn’t a safe conduct letter, but was an instruction written by the French king to his agents in Rome. She goes on to claim that the actual safe conduct papers found on Wallace at the time of his ‘unlawful’ arrest in August 1305 can’t be confirmed as having survived beyond 1323. In addition to this, and quite unbelievably in our opinion, she states that the absence of seals, annotations or notarial marks suggests it is not in fact an original French document but a ‘copy’ made by English agents working in Rome at the time. She has no proof of this of course and is asking us to believe that a letter written by the French king to the Italian Pope on behalf of Wallace supporting Scottish independence from England would be helpfully copied by mysterious English agents in Rome. In summary she states that the letter is part of the English national record. She is actually claimimg the letter is English and belongs to the people of England, can any of you actually believe the cheek of it? Come on Natalie get a grip, you’re not getting away with that, not on my watch.. Our group suspects that in the year of a referendum your motivations are politically motivated rather than historical. Regardless of this issue it is still a letter written by a French king to the Italian Pope in support of a Scottish patriot. Bottom line – We want it back.
She also says that the National Archives has received ‘no official requests’ regarding the retrurn of the document. For me this is the saddest and most frustrating thing of all. The people of Scotland have made it very clear we want it back. Our Keeper of the records of Scotland has said he recognises there is a ’strong and enduring interest in this important document’. The badger has copies of emails and letters from several politicians who have been involved in this issue all the way up to our First minister Alex Salmond. So why is it then that English National Archives and the lovely Natalie have not received an official request? From the tone of Natalie’s politically motivated email it would seem she is unlikely to be co-operative but nonetheless we can’t be critical of her unwillingness to co-operate if she hasn’t actually been approached.
Our understanding is that Christine Graham MSP is heading up the so called ‘campaign’ in Holyrood on behalf of us the people of Scotland. We are waiting for her progress report to date and will update you all when we receive it.
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