One of the rebellious Scots who refused
to submit to the laws of Edward I (Longshanks) was the legendary William
Wallace, a commoner. He showed his opposition to English rule by raiding
small English garrisons, soon gathering a large number of followers, who
were willing to defend Scotland against English tyranny.
When King Edward heard about Wallace, he
sent a large army to eliminate the troublesome rebels. When Scots heard
that the English King was sending an army to fight Wallace, Scots came by
the thousands from the Highlands to intercept the advancing army.
The Scots heavily (heavily) defeated the
English in 1297 at the Battle of Stirling Bridge, and most of Scotland
returned to the Scots.
A report by The Battlefield Trust is available to download:
Bridge battlefield OS Explorer map