7 Times the Movies Got History Wrong ...

If there's one thing history buffs hate, it's when movies get their favorite subject wrong! Often the changes are made for dramatic purposes; after all, a movie is meant to be entertainment, not an accurate and educational portrayal of events. If you want to know more facts, watch a documentary. But sometimes filmmakers get it really, really wrong - like in these 7 movies …

1. Braveheart

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Oh dear - Braveheart really got a lot of things wrong. While the basic premise is accurate - William Wallace did exist, and fought against the English - the movie messes with historical facts. Wallace did not romance Princess Isabella, who was a mere tot at the time. The Scots didn't sport kilts at the time. And Braveheart also misses out a crucial detail of the Battle of Stirling Bridge - the bridge.

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