After great success at the Battle of Stirling Bridge, William Wallace's army once again faces the English. This time, Wallace's men suffer a bloody defeat at the Battle of Falkirk. Scotland is broken, it loses the support of France and Wallace resigns as Guardian. These were dark times for Scotland and its people.

First broadcast:
16 November 2008

The clip could be used in conjunction with the Battle of Stirling Bridge clip to contrast the two battles and explain the very different results. Pupils could discuss the impact of the battle on both sides.