The Real Story

Season 4 Episode 5


Aired Unknown Aug 26, 2012 on Smithsonian Channel
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"Mel Gibson\'s Braveheart won five Oscars and made William Wallace, a 13th century Scottish warrior, an unforgettable Hollywood character. But how historically accurate is the film? Was the real life William Wallace a heroic freedom fighter or a common criminal turned terrorist? Was he really saved by a princess who became his lover? We examine new archeological evidence, reveal recently deciphered ancient manuscripts and conduct forensic experiments to uncover the true story of this legendary warrior.moreless

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