In 1314, the Scots finally defeated their English oppressors at the Battle of Bannockburn. This monumental victory should have ensured Scottish freedom - but it didn't. Even after Bannockburn, Scotland's king Robert Bruce and his brother Edward remained uneasy about the threat of a renewed English invasion.

The best form of defence was attack. In a real-life "Game of Thrones", they decided to invade Ireland and make Edward high king there. In this way they would unite the Celtic nations and drive the hated English back to their homeland. Now for the first time, these dramatic events will be explored onscreen in a docudrama.




Narrator - Brian Cox
Executive Producers - Les Wilson, Stephen Rooke, Dave Farrell
Broadcaster Executive Producers - Ewan Angus, Steve Carson & Deirdre Devlin
Producers - Stephen Rooke & Seona Robertson
Director - Maurice Sweeney