1306, Scotland's new King, Robert the Bruce (Angus Macfadyen) flees the English army after suffering a crushing defeat at Strath-Fillan. Injured and alone, the country's last hope for freedom finds refuge in the croft of a widowed peasant (Anna Hutchison), whose Lord has sworn allegiance to England and whose men stalk the forest in search of the king they reject. Through a cold, cruel winter, risking her life and the lives of her children, she nurses him back to health, forging a bond that reignites his passion for freedom and a Scotland for all her people which he will earn years later on the field at Bannockburn.
Never Give Up Hope
- Robert the Bruce review by AA
Interesting film covering a period in the life of Robert the Bruce after losing a crucial battle against the English, injured finds refuge in a croft on land owned by Scots who have sworn allegiance to England. Taken and cared for by the widowed peasant her son, niece and nephew, they bring him back to health and assist him in claiming his rightful place as the King of Scotland. Excellent performances from Angus Macfadyen as Robert and Anna Hutchinson as the widow.