A True Braveheart - William Wallace and Blethers ...


Hi there folks,


Did you know that the man known as William Wallace was a real true hero and not just a tale told by people with great imaginations - The film "Braveheart" (1995) "Inimă neînfricată" - în româneşte / romanian is the partly historical, partly fictional hollywoodian (for example, the part where Wallace has sex with the queen is FALSE! That never happened in reality. Those scenes were put there for audience purposes only. We all know that "Sex sells". So that's why the producers invented those sex scenes.. It's great pity as it puts other parts of the film in doubt .... It was and is a 'great and true' story and I must admit that it makes me proud of my country and have hopes that even after all this time we will someday win back our "FREEDOM "...

William Wallace was a Scottish common man who fights for his country's freedom from English rule around the end of the 13th century. He was a Scottish hero who leads an uprising against the cruel English ruler Edward 'Longshanks', who wishes to inherit the crown of Scotland for himself. When he was a young boy, William Wallace's father and brother, along with many others, lost their lives trying to free Scotland. Once he loses another of his loved ones, William Wallace begins his long quest to make Scotland free once and for all, along with the assistance of Robert the Bruce.

The movie begins in the small town of Elderslie, Scotland. William lives with his father, Malcolm and elder brother John. William's father and brother are called to a meeting a few miles from their home where they find the entire nobility of Scotland hanging. Malcolm and John then go to a battle between the English and their clan, both die tragically. At the funeral William meets his uncle Argyle who fought in the battle with Malcolm and his father. He takes him away to live with him. The scene then cuts to an adult William on his horse. William later runs into a girl he knew before he went to live with Argyle, her name, Murron, we discover that 'Lords' have the right to sleep with brides on their wedding night, so William marries Murron in secret. Murron is then assaulted by a English guard, the guard is killed by William, a fight ensues, and eventually Murron is killed by the lord. This enrages Wallace who then build himself a fine army entering city's and killing all Englishman within.

Wallace prepares to move on to Stirling where he prepared for his greatest battle yet, in the forest he realizes that he must find a way to beat the heavy cavalry from the ground, he decided to create spears twice as long as men. These were used in the battle to kill the entire heavy cavalry raised at the last minute to kill the on coming horses. Eventually Wallace reaches York, the most important military city he gains control. Williams final battle at Falkirk ends in his betrayal by two nobles, whom he later kills.

William is betrayed by the leper father of Robert the Bruce, is captured and refuses to bow down as a loyal subject of the king Edward I, Longshanks. Therefore, instead of mere beheading William Wallace is subject to being Hung, hung within an inch of death. Drawn, being stretched by his ankles and wrists and then having his insides shown to him before he died. William Wallace died crying "FREEDOM!" Then Quartered, he was beheaded and his head was put on the London Bridge his body was torn into for pieces one sent to each corner of Britain as a warning to the citizens. After Wallace's death we see Robert the Bruce led the battle of Bannockburn the last battle for Scotland's freedom.

What a man ...... What a story ...... What a history !

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Now I know I'm going from the sublime to the ridiculous here but I couldn't resist this one - I've just had a decco at lom's blog and found that I am an elephant ??? Well not really, but I just 'had' to do another 'blogthing' - so here's the result ... Elephants are my favourite animal so I don't really mind !




You Are an Elephant



You are strong and wise. You have a lot of power and a lot of endurance.

You are an affectionate and sensitive person. It's important that you take care of those you love.



You have a soft spot in your heart for anyone or anything that's helpless. You are very compassionate.

You try to live a good life and be a good person. You believe that it's important to be able to live with your decisions.





Cheers Peers, Love Kate xxx...