Those who would oppose Longshanks were murdered, including William Wallace’s father.
It was also said that Longshanks enacted jus prima noctis (Latin for first night ). This law stated that all women had to “spend the night” with the lord of the land on their wedding night. This practice was done in hopes to “breed” the Scots out.
King John of Scotland was angered by the treatment of his people and rebelled; however, he was captured after the Battle of Dunbar in 1296 and Scotland was once again without a king.
It is a widely accepted historical fact that woad (the blue face-paint Wallace and his men wear during the battle scenes of Braveheart ) was not used by Scottish warriors during the 13th century, but was in fact used much earlier by ancient Celtic warriors during Roman times, and was obsolete by the time of Wallace's rebellion.