But when he is discovered by a precocious eleven-year-old whose father died fighting alongside him, both his life and Scotland's history are changed forever. This boy, his mother, and two orphans who share a small croft save the Bruce's life and nurse him back to health. He becomes a part of their unique family – and they become the first soldiers in his new army - as he sets out to claim the long-awaited freedom of Scotland.
This heroic tale not only coincides with the 700th anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath, when The Bruce declared Scotland a free land, but also on the 25th anniversary of Braveheart from which Robert The Bruce picks up the historical timeline. Angus Macfadyen portrays Robert the Bruce in both films.