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  • Collection: Braveheart (1995)

Braveheart’s story loosely adapts Blind Harry’s The Wallace (1488) as a source for the life and achievements of William Wallace, who became, after his death and in legend, a Scottish military and national hero. The excerpt above is from William…

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This manuscript image was made in 1509 by an unknown artist from the Seton Armorial in Scotland. It is a painting of Robert the Bruce and his first wife, Isabella of Mar in 1306. Robert the Bruce played a crucial role in Braveheart. His betrayal of…

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This altarpiece painting of Edward I was made around the year 1300, which was around the time of the Scottish Wars for Independence, which is the historical setting of Braveheart. Edward I of England fought Scottish rebels at the end of the…

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One can see why Braveheart was such a success when it was released in the summer of 1995. First, it was directed by, and starred, at the time one of Hollywood’s bankable action heroes, Mel Gibson, who was famous for his work in the Lethal Weapon…
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