Have you noticed any movie scenes where there were surprising errors, such as objects that could not exist at the time of the movie, or other anachronisms, etc.)?


Mel Gibson’s multiple Oscar-winning film “Braveheart” (1995) is also a film that has many historical inaccuracies.

Here is a compilation:

– In the film, the Scots are definitely way ahead of their time when it comes to fashion! They already wear kilts (see photo below) in the film, the events of which take place between the end of the 13th century and the beginning of the 14th century. However, this traditional garment only made its first appearances in the 16th century.

– In the film, Princess Isabelle of France’s puberty is decidedly very precocious! Historically, she was only 13 years old when William Wallace died. However, she begins a relationship with him for a good part of the film, a relationship that is decidedly very unhealthy!

– In the film, the Battle of Stirling takes place in an environment of plains and hills. Historically, this battle had a bridge as its main element. This error is excused by the fact that the producers of the film did not have the means to build one for the film and could not find suitable sites with a bridge for filming.

– In the film, Edward I “Longshanks” dies at the same time as William Wallace. Historically, this king dies two years after Wallace’s death. Could it be a fake death orchestrated by the English in the film in order to deceive the Scots? Who knows?!

There are many other historical inaccuracies in the film but these are the most glaring.

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