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  • Collection: Brave (2012)

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Scottish princess Merida clashes with her mother when faced with the prospect of her impending betrothal. Merida employs the help of magic to defy her fate and preserve her freedom, learning the importance of legends along the way.

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Three suitors, of noble birth but otherwise unimpressive, compete for Princess Merida's hand in marriage in an archery competition. In near-legendary fashion, Merida takes a stand against the expectations imposed upon her, and to the horror of her…

This excerpt is from the Irish epic The Destruction of Da Derga's Hostel, from one of eight manuscripts produced around 1100 and translated by Dr. Whitley Stokes. It is one of the oldest Irish sagas we have today (Halsall). The author is unknown.…

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Eilean Donan Castle, one of the main inspirations for castle DunBroch in Brave, was fortified early in the thirteenth century to defend the island against Viking invasions. The castle was destroyed and rebuilt several times throughout the…

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This walrus ivory chess-piece from twelfth-century Lewis Chessmen is one of 93, discovered in a sand dune on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland. The pieces and their garments are representative of the rigid social hierarchy of the time. The chess-pieces…
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