This clip peels back the layers of legend to examine the story of William Wallace and explores the rise of Wallace as a leader of the Scottish resistance to King Edward I of England's rule.

First broadcast:
16 November 2008

Students could use this as a biographical resource from which to take notes. They could be encouraged to produce a biography of Wallace for a social media site. They could also use this to debate the attitudes of both the Scottish and the English to Wallace's behaviour.