... a statue of William Wallace is more unusual. Of course, we actually know what Burns looked like, whereas this statue of Wallace makes no pretence of accuracy in that regard.
Seeing it in 2017, it would be difficult to avoid making comparisons to the Confederate statues in the United States that have been so controversial lately. At the very least, this is a reminder that historic divisions don't go away, and that whether you hide them or celebrate them, you at least have to recognize their effect.
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