Here’s Why Braveheart May Be One Of The Most Inaccurate Historical Epics Ever Made

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Braveheart has proved one of the most-loved movies of modern times. The film tells the story of William Wallace, a Scottish warrior who helped to fight the invading English in the 13th century. But while Wallace was indeed a real-life figure, the movie detailing his story is full of inaccuracies.

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The concept of artistic license is nothing new. For centuries, artists and creatives have been known to take liberties with the truth to create a more pleasing outcome. Alternately, they simply did not have the time or means to research the various accuracies of the event that they were trying to portray.

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One of the most famous examples of the use of creative license in art has got to be Leonardo Da Vinci’s The Last Supper mural. The painting depicts Jesus eating a Passover meal with his apostles. According to the Bible, it was during the feast that Jesus informed his friends that one of them would betray him, leading to his death.

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