Bannockburn - day 2:

The War of Independence – in which many Scots rebelled against English rule – lasted from 1296 to 1328. After the death of Wallace, Scottish resistance to English rule was led by King Robert the Bruce. In 1314 Bruce met Edward II's army at Bannockburn. The first day of the battle ended with the English in retreat. Bruce's clever tactics had begun to pay off and Scots morale was high. Archaeologist Tony Pollard - from BBC2's 'Two Men in a Trench' - takes us to the site of the battle of Bannockburn and tells us about the events of Day Two. He talks to medieval historian and re-enactor Scott McMaster about the effectiveness of the schiltron formation used during the battle. Children demonstrate the massed spearmen in action. Tony outlines how the Scots won the great victory.