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Blind Harry

Blind Harry (Harry or Henry the Minstrel) circa. 1440 - 1492

Much is uncertain about Blind Harry's life, though he is believed to have been of nobility, and to have been blind at birth. Between 1473 and 1492, a "Blind Harry" was on record for paid performance as a minstrel in the court of James IV.

He is known most for The Life and Heroick Actions of the Renowned Sir William Wallace, General and Governor of Scotland, around 1460.

This work is the main source of information on Wallace's life, thought it has been demonstrated to have significant errors. At twelve volumes, the work is also doubted to be solely his work.