History YMMV / Braveheart

6th Apr '18 7:33:02 AM Pyromania101
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* HarsherInHindsight: The film strongly emphasizes Scotland's fight for independence against the English. While it did gain independence under Robert the Bruce, this status wouldn't last very long, and after several major (and minor) wars, Scotland was fully and ''brutally'' conquered by English dictator Oliver Cromwell. A century later, English dominion was unquestionably cemented by their victory at Culloden.
** It's worth noting that Scotland's "not very long" period of independence was longer than the USA has existed to date.

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* HarsherInHindsight: The film strongly emphasizes Scotland's fight for independence against the English. While it did gain independence under Robert the Bruce, this status wouldn't last very long, hostilities eventually resumed, and after several major (and minor) wars, Scotland was fully and ''brutally'' conquered by English dictator Oliver Cromwell. A century later, English dominion was unquestionably cemented by their victory at Culloden.
** It's worth noting that Scotland's "not very long" period of independence was longer than the USA has existed to date.
Culloden.
18th Jan '18 12:02:08 PM Skagit
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* CriticalResearchFailure: The opening says that Wallace's father was a commoner who owned his own land. Not only was such a thing rare (but not unheard of) back then, Wallace's family were petty nobility and he was a knight as were many of his male relatives.
12th Dec '17 10:27:42 AM BoredMe
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** It's worth noting that Scotland's "not very long" period of independence was longer than the USA has existed to date.
12th Dec '17 8:39:50 AM Anddrix
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* LoveItOrHateIt: In Scotland. [[MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales Many posters for this movie can still be found all over Scotland]]. Ironically there are plenty of Scottish people who hate this film for its inaccuracies. A statue of Creator/MelGibson as Wallace was subject to vandalism for years before finally being removed.
29th Aug '17 5:33:36 PM Cheapsunglasses
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* HarsherInHindsight: The film strongly emphasizes Scotland's fight for independence against the English. While it did gain independence under Robert the Bruce, this status wouldn't last very long, and after several major (and minor) wars, Scotland was fully and ''brutally'' conquered by English dictator Oliver Cromwell. A century later, English dominion was unquestionably cemented by their victory at Culloden.
14th Aug '17 9:54:41 AM shatterstar
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* BloodlessCarnage: In the case of Murron's death. The magistrate clearly slit her throat, yet her wound is obscured from view and there is no blood on the knife. But this may be a [[SpecialEffectsFailure goof]].
3rd Mar '17 9:09:24 AM Puterboy1
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* BloodlessCarnage: In the case of Murron's death. The magistrate clearly slit her throat, yet her wound is obscured from view and there is no blood on the knife. But this may be a [[SpecialEffectsFailure goof]].
30th Jan '17 9:03:54 AM Wooboo
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** Wallace's blue and white face paint during the Battle of Stirling scene has seen plenty of reference. It's even a face paint option in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' for a [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Nord]] character.
28th Jan '17 9:49:27 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* HilariousInHindsight: William Wallace's execution is funnier given how much of an asshole Mel Gibson is in real life.
* IAmNotShazam: Whenever Mel Gibson's portrayal of William Wallace is spoofed/referenced, people will call his character "Braveheart" instead of Wallace. In actuality, it refers to Robert the Bruce.

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* HilariousInHindsight: William Wallace's execution is funnier given how much of an asshole Mel Gibson Creator/MelGibson is in real life.
* IAmNotShazam: Whenever Mel Gibson's Creator/MelGibson's portrayal of William Wallace is spoofed/referenced, people will call his character "Braveheart" instead of Wallace. In actuality, it refers to Robert the Bruce.
27th Nov '16 5:09:48 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* CompleteMonster: King Edward I "Longshanks" is portrayed as [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade far more evil than his real life counterpart ever was]]. Introduced as a "cruel pagan" who has annexed Scotland into England and just returned from a war with France, he authorizes mass rape in Scotland by restoring the ancient law of ''[[DroitDuSeigneur Ius Primae Noctis]]'', giving English lords in Scotland the right to claim "first night" of any peasant girl in their domain upon their marriage. He's doing this to win support from the English lords necessary to solidify his rule in Scotland and to gradually end the Scottish as a nation by outbreeding them. He sees his effeminate son Edward II simply as the continuation of his legacy, throws his son's homosexual lover out of a window for daring to speak to him as an advisor and beats his son's face in afterwards. After William Wallace stages a Scottish rebellion against him, Longshanks announces his intent to reduce the country to ashes just out of petty spite at Wallace. During an engagement with the Scots he orders his archers to [[UnfriendlyFire fire on his own troops]] while they're busy fighting the Scots, justifying it by stating that [[WeHaveReserves his men are expendable]]. After Wallace is captured by the English due to a conspiracy among the Scottish lords, Longshanks has him slowly and painfully tortured to death in a public execution while listening on from his own death bed.

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* CompleteMonster: King Edward I "Longshanks" is portrayed as [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade far more evil than his real life counterpart ever was]]. Introduced as a "cruel pagan" who has annexed Scotland into England and just returned from a war with France, he authorizes mass rape in Scotland by restoring the ancient law of ''[[DroitDuSeigneur Ius Primae Noctis]]'', giving English lords in Scotland the right to claim "first night" of any peasant girl in their domain upon their marriage. He's doing this to win support from the English lords necessary to solidify his rule in Scotland and to gradually end the Scottish as a nation by outbreeding them. He sees his effeminate son Edward II simply as the continuation of his legacy, throws his son's homosexual lover out of a window [[DisproportionateRetribution for daring to speak to him as an advisor advisor]] and [[AbusiveParents beats his son's face in in]] afterwards. After William Wallace stages a Scottish rebellion against him, Longshanks announces his intent to reduce the country to ashes just out of petty spite at Wallace. During an engagement with the Scots he orders his archers to [[UnfriendlyFire fire on his own troops]] while they're busy fighting the Scots, justifying it by stating that [[WeHaveReserves his men are expendable]]. After Wallace is captured by the English due to a conspiracy among the Scottish lords, Longshanks has him slowly and painfully tortured to death in a public execution while listening on from his own death bed.
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