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    (Original post by William2813)
    I suppose the added content was to make it a commercial success. They needed it for such a long film but for those who know their history it's not as great to watch
    It's not. Especially as there are major inaccuracies such as Robert the Bruce and stuff. It would still have been a good film without the added extras.
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    Waterloo (1970).
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    (Original post by KhaleesiStorm)
    It's not. Especially as there are major inaccuracies such as Robert the Bruce and stuff. It would still have been a good film without the added extras.
    You're right, although we will never know..
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    (Original post by KhaleesiStorm)
    The only accurate bit is that William Wallace fought the English at Stirling Bridge, that's just about it. He never had a wife, we don't know who his father was, or how tall. There's a lot in the film romanticised.
    The Battle of Stirling bridge was fought on a bridge however, in the film it shows the battle being fought in open warfare in a random field which is one of the most annoying inaccuracies for me. It makes it seem like the battle at Stirling was a great military defeat over the English when looking at the varying sizes of the 2 armies when in actual fact the battle involved guerrilla warfare and tactics that went against ancient chivalry conduct. The first military defeat over the English in open warfare during the wars of independence was the battle of bannockburn which was led by Robert the Bruce and not William Wallace as at this point he had been dead for quite some time.


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