Braveheart Leadership Essay Prompt

Braveheart Essay

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One of the greatest movies that took place in the Middle Ages was Braveheart. Mel Gibson, most likely best movie, had a great affect on society today. It tought many people of what it was like back in the
1300’s.
First of all, Braveheart was a movie about the early Scottish people. The main character, William Wallace, played by Mel Gibson, is part of a rebel family towards the
King. Edward the Longshanks is a selfish king and not a lot of people like him. Only the ones that work for him. As Williams father fails at getting the Scottish their freedom,
William follows in his fathers footsteps and he begins his long quest to make Scotland free once and for all, along with the assistance of Robert the Bruce. Other assistance comes…show more content…

There was a definite rise of the town is Scotland. It was William Wallace who made this happen. He was the leader and he did everything a leader should do. As said, a rise of the town means your people should have courage when said to “charge.” Wallace led many charges and nobody backed down. Everyone was also well prepared and had the knowledge to fight and how to defend themselves. With it they won that battle and many others. Wallace’s people also looked up to him in every way. He was like a role model to them. Everything he did was just fine for the people. Wallace had co-leaders, kind of, too.
Hamish and Stephan would help William out a lot. Scotsmen also looked up to them too.
Those three helped make it all happen.
There weren’t much use of nice homes back in the Middle ages. The very wealthy had houses like an average one today and some very wealthy people had the same size house but much nicer on the inside. They had thrones, pictures, messages, signs, etc.
Much of this stuff, however, wasn’t used in Braveheart. An average person would sleep on the ground at night and others would just never sleep at all. Even Wallace didn’t have a home. Him, Hamish, and Stephan had separate tents. The very wealthy, like Robert the Bruce, had only a house that would look like a shack today. The inside was all dusty or creaky. However, this was actually considered

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William Wallace Essay

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William Wallace (c1270-1305)
William Wallace has come to be known as one of Scotland’s many heroes and the undeniable leader of the Scottish resistance forces dying for their freedom from English Rule at the end of the 13th century.
     Most accounts of Wallace have been passed down through the generations by word of mouth, making Wallace somewhat of a Scottish folk hero. Most accounts are merely tentative, and in part due to his success in instilling fear into the hearts of English writers and storytellers of the time, that they demonized him, his achievements, and his motives.
     Wallace was born in around 1270 and is assumed near Ellerslie(which is now Elderslie), In Ayrshire ,…show more content…

In that year Alexander III died after riding off a cliff during a wild storm. None of Alexander III’s children survived him. After Alexander III’s death, his young granddaughter Margaret. The ‘maid of Norway’ was declared queen of Scotland by the Scottish lords, but was still only a young girl of four years old and not nearly old enough or wise enough to rule a country on her own. An interim Scottish government run by guardians was set up to govern until Margaret was old enough to reign.
     Margaret fell ill and died unexpectedly in 1290 at merely the age of 8 on her way from Norway to England. Thirteen claimants to the Scottish throne came forward, Most of whom were the Scottish nobility.
     Scotland was Essentially occupied by the English at this time, and was beset by its own internal conflicts. The various aristocratic Scottish guards of the throne plotted against one another.                         

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