Braveheart is arguably one of the most beloved movies of modern times. The film tells the story of William Wallace, a Scottish warrior who helped to fight the invading English in the 13th century. But while Wallace was indeed a real-life figure, the movie inspired by his story is apparently full of inaccuracies.
The concept of artistic license is nothing new. For centuries, in fact, artists and other creatives have been taking liberties with the truth in order to create more pleasing outcomes for their work. Alternatively, they simply do not have the time or means to thoroughly research the various specificities of the event that they are trying to portray.
One of the most notorious examples of the use of artistic license has got to be Leonardo Da Vinci’s The Last Supper. The painting depicts Jesus eating a Passover meal with his apostles. According to the Bible, it was during said feast that Jesus informed his friends that one of them would betray him – an event that would ultimately lead to his death.