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Braveheart Was Much More Than an Average Joe

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Braveheart Was Much More Than an Average Joe

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Recently discovered clues to the true identity of William "Braveheart" Wallace may prove that the hero's story wasn't exactly as the movie depicted.

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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.

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