The capture and execution of William Wallace. As an outlaw, Wallace was presented with charges against him without the presence of witnesses, jury or defence. His death and the subsequent display of his body parts, served as a warning to anyone who might challenge King Edward I. Although Wallace had ultimately failed in his endeavours, this image, combined with Edward's efforts to crush the Scottish people, have done much to determine how the Scots define themselves.

First broadcast:
16 November 2008

This clip could be used as a starting point in the study of Scottish and English relations. Students may also want to explore Wallace as a symbol and how Scotland is commonly portayed as a nation, even today.