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The Battle of Falkirk (1298)

William Wallace comes up against King Edward I in a fight for Scotland. Will the battle be like what you see in the movie Braveheart? This episode of Bow & Blade has Michael and Kelly looking at the English-Scottish wars of the late 13th century.

See also: Historiography of Falkirk (1298) as the Predecessor to Infantry Dominance

See also: Would the Real William Wallace Please Stand Up

Bow and Blade is hosted by Kelly DeVries and Michael Livingston.

Kelly DeVries is a Professor at Loyola University in Maryland and Honorary Historical Consultant at the Royal Armouries. You can learn more about Kelly on his university webpage.


Michael Livingston teaches at The Citadel and is the author of numerous books on medieval history as well as fiction novels. You can learn more about Michael on his website, or follow him on Twitter @medievalguy

Music: “Battle of the Creek” by Alexander Nakarada (
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Top Image: Scene from Bodley Rolls 3 Genealogy of the kings of England to Edward I, late 13th century