Peeling back the layers of legend to examine the story of William Wallace. A look at the rise of William Wallace as a leader of the Scottish resistance to King Edward I of England's rule.

First broadcast:
16 November 2008

Students could create a timeline of Wallace's life, looking into which events can be backed up with evidence.
The class could discuss the tactics used by Wallace’s army and consider which methods could be viewed as guerrilla or terrorist action and which are open warfare. How do these compare with our views of modern terrorism?
The roles of Bishop Wishart and Andrew Murray in Scottish resistance could be examined in more detail.