Lost Worlds

Season 1 Episode 11

Braveheart's Scotland

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Sep 11, 2006 on The History Channel
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Braveheart's Scotland
Rediscover the 13th Century Scotland of William Wallace
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  • Not as exciting to watch as some others.

    After such a strong start to the show with Egypt, Athens and others this episode was just kinda boring.

    It was very informative for anyone who likes Braveheart or Scottish history, basically rewriting what is commonly accepted as fact by the general masses.

    The go to where historians now believe was William Wallaces home and build it back up for the viewer, stating that Wallace was born into a family and town with money and resources and that he wasn't one of the common people.

    Then the show takes us to 3 castles that Wallaces wrenched back from the English to rally the people of Scotland, although the way the show made it seem like Wallace was more of a motivator than a fighter because as soon as he lost a big major battle he quit being a leader and moved onto going to other countries, like France, to gain support for the war against England.

    Just not as entertaining. The castles were kinda boring, esp. the recreations that the show uses sonce they are just big blue walls, no texture or depth can be felt at all.

    Not one I'll ever sit down to watch again.moreless

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    • Narrator: Scotland, the end of the 13th century, a country under attack. Invaded by the greatest army in Christendom, defeat seems inevitable. But from nowhere emerges a man who will become Scotland's greatest hero. William Wallace, later known as Braveheart, he is an inspirational leader who will give his life for Scotland's freedom. New research allows us to journey back to the lost world that Braveheart fought for. A violent age when magnificent castles were built to withstand a new generation of weapons, where kings built heavily fortified towns. This is also a golden age of culture and sophistication. Traveling down secret pathways that still lie beneath modern Scotland, we reveal a world that has not been seen for 700 years. This is the lost world of Braveheart, the world he died to protect.

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    • Commentators:

      Dr. Fiona Watson
      Author, Under the Hammer

      Campbell Chesterman
      Local Historian, Stirling

      Dr. Amanda Beam
      Stirling University

      Derek Alexander
      National Trust of Scotland

      Dr. Richard Oram
      Stirling University

      David Ross
      Author, On the Trail of William Wallace

      Dr. Richard Fawcett
      Historic Scotland