Author Topic: Bannockburn, The Battle Of  (Read 1389 times)

Offline stromboli

Bannockburn, The Battle Of
« on: February 02, 2016, 03:39:50 PM »
The battle of Bannockburn is at the end of "Braveheart" and not the battle of Stirling Bridge that Wallace fought, which was misrepresented by the movie. The battle was fought at a bridge on the River Forth. Wallace chose that ground because it was marshy and the British forces could only cross the bridge two abreast. Wallace allowed only as many British as he thought he could defeat to cross, and then attacked downhill on the massed force, which could not effectively retreat and were cut off from reinforcements. The battle as portrayed by Mel Gibson is his interpretation, but in my view not accurate..

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Robert Bruce is portrayed in the movie Braveheart as a somewhat wishy washy, undecided potential heir to the throne of Scotland, but the real picture was much more complicated. There were other pretenders besides him and some very complicated relationships between Scotland and England.

This is a good video because it shows the events leading up to the battle and the players involved. And it is done to be as historically accurate as possible, given the limited histories written at the time. Enjoy.


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Offline PopeyesPappy

Re: Bannockburn, The Battle Of
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2016, 03:53:47 PM »
 :a102: Mel Gibson didn't get his history right in Braveheart?


I guess next you're gonna tell us he got it wrong in The Passion of the Christ and Apocalypto too aren't cha...
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Offline stromboli

Re: Bannockburn, The Battle Of
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2016, 04:11:51 PM »
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:a102: Mel Gibson didn't get his history right in Braveheart?


I guess next you're gonna tell us he got it wrong in The Passion of the Christ and Apocalypto too aren't cha...

Yup, I are.  :biggrin:
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Offline aitm

Re: Bannockburn, The Battle Of
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2016, 06:05:21 PM »
yeah…..well….abraham lincoln was not a vampire hunter hell no, m-fucker was into hunting werewolves….dats da trufe
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Offline stromboli

Re: Bannockburn, The Battle Of
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2016, 07:46:12 PM »
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yeah…..well….abraham lincoln was not a vampire hunter hell no, m-fucker was into hunting werewolves….dats da trufe

Not to mention brawny men in kilts all covered with sweat and...... never mind.  :whistle:
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Offline Baruch

Re: Bannockburn, The Battle Of
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2016, 08:24:48 PM »
Empirical evidence ...
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Offline Baruch

Re: Bannockburn, The Battle Of
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2016, 08:35:29 PM »
More history ...
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More archeology hosted by the Scottish archeologist who would still love to kill Englishmen ...
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