At 03:25 AM 2/16/96 -0500, you wrote:
>On Thu, 15 Feb 1996, Raghnall Toma/s O/g O/ Cearbhaill wrote:
>> Was anyone else as offended by the blatant historical flaws in "Braveheart?"
>> As for the bagpipes, outlawed pipes before 1745? Uillean pipes in that
>> period, in that place, and being used as instruments of war? The list goes
>I absolutely loved "Braveheart." Sure, it wasn't absolutely historically
>accurate, but what the heck is?? It sure came a lot closer to the right
>"feel" than any Arthurian movie I've ever seen! And what about "Rob Roy"?
>Sure, it was an awesome movie, but the real Rob MacGregor was not a PC
>peace-lovin' only-fight-if-I-have-to kinda guy! He fought the English
>whenever he could, and LIKED it. He was a cattle thief and protection
>racketeer, and LOVED it! And the villain? HA! Rob Roy & Cunningham met
>one night in a pub, dueled, Rob lost, and they spent the rest of the
>night buying each other drinks! That was IT! No rapes, home-burnings or
>Hmmm. Did I ramble on for a while there or what?? Um, to answer your
>question, no, I wasn't offended by "Braveheart," I rather liked it a lot.
> ... Tom ... [log in to unmask] ... Lancaster, PA ...
> ... I am the laughter in the woods. ...
Weren't they all Cattle Thiefs... I mean, the national literary pride of Ireland rests in works like the "Tain Bo Cuailgne" (forgive me if I spelled it incorrectly)
A'm swynsei Math, Cyn bum diaered..."
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