A description of the murder of King James I at the Blackfriars' monastery in Perth in 1437. James' death weakened the Stewarts. This allowed the MacDonalds to expand their empire across the mainland.

First broadcast:
1 December 2008

Students could write a police report into the murder of King James I. They could include a description of the sequence of events leading up to and including the murder. What impact did the power struggle between James I and the MacDonalds have on their families, allies and successors?