Following the deaths of Alexander III of Scotland and Margaret the Maid of Norway, the future of the Scottish crown was in jeopardy.

First broadcast:
16 November 2008

Use this clip to introduce the Scottish succession crisis. Expand on the family tree structure shown and discuss with students the family relationships that bound Scotland, Norway and England at this time. Debate the motivation of Edward I, Robert Bruce and John Balliol in taking the positions they did.