Falkirk War broke out in 1298 when the British began invading farms in Roxburgh, south of Scotland, and seizing some castles in Lothian in the same area. The most important event in this war was the betrayal of Wallace by soldiers and nobles. As the nobles such as Robert the Bruce, Lord Carrick and John Comyn signed with King Edward, the cavalry of 300 people fled the battlefield. The British, who were already outnumbered, won the war. In the same year, Wallace resigned as the “protector of Scotland". By the year 1302, Bruce had made peace with King Edward. Wallace never accepted this peace initiative.