Braveheart tells the story of William
Wallace, a Scottish revolutionary, and his struggle for the freedom of his
country from the tyrannical rule of England's King Edward I.
In my humble
opinion, this is the best movie that has ever been made. However, many
historians say that this movie is a gross perversion of history. While I agree
that there was definitely a "liberty" taken with the historical facts, as in all
movies, calling it a "perversion of history" is a bit dramatic itself. The
fact is little is actually known about William Wallace and his life the main
points are that he started a revolution, led the Scots to victory at Stirling
Bridge, was named High Guardian of Scotland, was defeated at Falkirk. He was
then betrayed by one of his own countrymen which led to his gruesome execution.
All of this was portrayed in the movie.
Perversion of History or not
Braveheart was a powerful motion picture that was well written, well acted, and
well directed earning it five Oscars.