In the year of our Lord 1314, patriots of Scotland, starving and outnumbered, charged the fields of Bannockburn. They fought like warrior poets. They fought like Scotsmen and won their freedom for ever. Braveheart is the true story of Scottish hero William Wallace, whose passion and courage united the Scottish people in their struggle against the ruthless English king. His story is one of romance, intrigue, heroism, honour and a desperate battle for the liberty of Scotland.