In 1300, William Wallace was purportedly given a safe conduct letter from King Philip IV of France to visit the Pope. The letter was confiscated when Wallace was captured by the English and has remained in their hands since. Now the Scottish government wants the note back.
The National Archives in London said "there was no firm evidence the letter was ever in Wallace's possession and there was nothing in the document to prove that Wallace either visited or intended to visit the papal court." They refuse to return the letter.