Battle of Falkirk

The Battle of Falkirk, (Blàr na h-Eaglaise Brice in Gaelic) which took place on 22 July 1298, was a major engagement in the First War of Scottish Independence. An English army commanded by King Edward I of England defeated the Scots under William Wallace. Despite his success, King Edward was unable to complete the subjugation of Scotland because his army had been weakened by the campaign.