In Freedom’s Cause is the true story of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce who lived in the late 1200’s during Scotland’s fight for freedom from the English. If you have watched Hollywood’s version of the story, you may be surprised to learn that faith is actually an important factor in the story. William Wallace was indeed a godly man.
The audio drama starts with Ned and Gerald, who are two young men who go to visit “Mr. George”. During their visit, Mr. George shows them his museum filled with items from his traveling adventures around the world. He then tells them how he has researched all about William Wallace and begins to tell Ned and Gerald all he has learned.
The Real Story of Wallace and Bruce begins in 1293 in a tiny village where the mother of “Ned” reveals the truth behind his father’s death; he had died by the hand of Sir John Kerr (because of a feud between clans). This leads young Ned to desire to fight for Scotland’s freedom so that he and others like him do not have to be under the rule of cruel men.
After a few turn of events and extensive training, Ned ends up fighting alongside William Wallace in the fight for freedom. The story then continues with plenty of action and drama between the Scottish and English, Robert the Bruce, and William Wallace. The dedication Sir William Wallace felt towards God, family, and country even as young as 18-years-old is obvious throughout the production. The accurate history behind the English and Scottish relationship is interwoven through the story of young Ned and the experiences he faces as he comes alongside William Wallace and other loyal Scotsmen. Why the Scotsmen felt the need to fight for their freedom and how Sir Robert the Bruce became King is painted clearly and leaves you in awe of what determined men with God on their side can accomplish.
The story is narrated by “Mr. George” (aka G.A. Henty played by Brian Blessed). A sweet love story(between Ned and Lady Marjory) is thrown into the middle of the courageous and daring adventure. The accents of all of the actors/actresses are so amazing to listen to, they are captivating.
We received In Freedom’s Cause Single Package which includes 3 bonuses, as well as an immediate mp3 download. They have other options for buying, including the family 4-pack with a total of 7 free bonuses.
We have listened to the 2 CDs several times already. The story is very interesting and easy to follow. I love that my kids are learning history, without even realizing it. That is exactly the kind of learning I desire for my kids, especially when it comes to history and the like. I find that my kids retain it much more when they read/listen to it in a story format.
The bonus eStudy guide is packed full of even more ways to make this part of your homeschool curriculum. The study guide is designed to be used as a way to start conversations (ask questions and explain concepts) with the younger children in your home, while also incorporating some written assignments for the older children, making it the perfect compliment of the audio drama. Included in the study guide is a brief history of G.A. Henty, as well as the other main characters of the story (Wallace & Bruce). A list of words to be defined and an extended reading list are given to round out the study.
A few printables are also available for download, including the favorite prayer of Wallace and a promo poster featuring the stars of the audio drama. You can also download the original G.A. Henty In Freedom’s Cause eBook.