Execution of William Wallace:

Scotland had effectively been under English rule since 1296, when King Edward of England had invaded Scotland and forced the Scottish King, John Balliol, to abdicate. Many Scots rebelled against the English, leading to the War of Independence. Although a successful military leader, Wallace was eventually betrayed by a Scot to the English and suffered a terrible death. William Wallace talks to us from his prison cell about his capture and the grisly execution which awaits him.