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|The Heroes of Scotland The Bruce of Bannockburn|
Actor: Iain Cuthbertson
Genres: Educational, Documentary
In a mighty attempt to crush the Scots, King Edward II placed himself at the head of the invasion of Scotland. In their desperate hour of need came Scotland?s greatest medieval king, Robert, known simply as "The Bruce." ... more »
A famous Scottsman
Jeffery Mingo | Homewood, IL USA | 03/24/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The reenactments here are not cheesy. There were many actors involved. They had shaggy hair and beards; there were no perfectly clipped, 20th-century coiffes. The horses had those medieval robes. I wonder if the Bruce was really redhead, or if the makers choose red hair just because it's often associated with the Scottish. Also, I couldn't tell if the actor had real or dyed red hair.
This work focuses on Bruce's battle dynamics. It is more scant on facts about his life or why the Scots fought the English. This was mostly about war tactics than a biography of a famous person.
If I recall correctly, we read about royal successions in my high school European history class. However, people like the Bruce and Braveheart did not come up. I really think this is a documentary by and for Brits. Americans who liked Gibson's "Braveheart" will love it. Still, this was not made for a stateside audience because it would have been presented differently if it was."