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Re: You learn something new each day.

Postby Conforumist » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:53 am

CrysaniaMajere wrote:But Braveheart DID say that it was based on the true story of Wallace, didn't it? :naughty:
anyway it doesn't bother me too much because I never liked the movie


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Re: You learn something new each day.

Postby Sister Jennifer » Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:10 am

I love watching the stuff Neil Oliver does. The History Of Scotland & Coast etc. I have them on my Christmas list.

There was a couple of good scenes in Braveheart but I didn't really like the movie. Gibson had crazy eyes even then and you just know it ain't the acting.
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Re: You learn something new each day.

Postby pip » Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:16 am

Sister Jennifer wrote:I love watching the stuff Neil Oliver does. The History Of Scotland & Coast etc. I have them on my Christmas list.

There was a couple of good scenes in Braveheart but I didn't really like the movie. Gibson had crazy eyes even then and you just know it ain't the acting.

The viking one that just finished on BBC was brilliant :D
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Re: You learn something new each day.

Postby Sister Jennifer » Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:19 am

Yeah? Didn't know about that one. Thanks for the heads up :D .
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Re: You learn something new each day.

Postby Dotsie » Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:22 am

Tonyblack wrote:Probably The Patriot. ;)

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Re: You learn something new each day.

Postby pip » Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:25 am

Worst i saw was Michael Collins on Irish History. More people failed there exams in history the year after it was released because of how inacurrate it was and how lazy they were :D
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Re: You learn something new each day.

Postby Catch-up » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:00 pm

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Sister Jennifer wrote:I love watching the stuff Neil Oliver does. The History Of Scotland & Coast etc. I have them on my Christmas list.

There was a couple of good scenes in Braveheart but I didn't really like the movie. Gibson had crazy eyes even then and you just know it ain't the acting.

The viking one that just finished on BBC was brilliant :D


Thing 1 was just asking me if the Vikings were always the bad guys. All I could think to answer at the moment was, "Yes, to the people they invaded." Made me realize I don't know much else about them. :oops:
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Re: You learn something new each day.

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:15 pm

Bernard Cornwell's excellent series about Alfred the Great is worth reading to find out more. :)

They weren't all about 'bad' things. They ruled much of Britain at one time and that wasn't in a hostile way.

This Wiki on Danelaw will give you some idea of the influence they had on Britain. :)
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Re: You learn something new each day.

Postby Catch-up » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:16 pm

Thank you Tony! I'll look into those. I tried to find a book at the library for her on Vikings, but struck out.
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Re: You learn something new each day.

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:30 pm

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Tonyblack wrote:This is one of my favourites. :D

When asked by a local why the Battle of Stirling Bridge was filmed on an open plain, Gibson answered that "the bridge got in the way". "Aye," the local answered. "That's what the English found."


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Catch-up some photo's of the bridge taken earlier this year.

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Re: You learn something new each day.

Postby Catch-up » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:31 pm

Those are beautiful! Thanks Dug. :D
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Re: You learn something new each day.

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:35 pm

The river is a lot lower in depth now, than it was back then. :)
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Re: You learn something new each day.

Postby pip » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:44 pm

Tonyblack wrote:Bernard Cornwell's excellent series about Alfred the Great is worth reading to find out more. :)

They weren't all about 'bad' things. They ruled much of Britain at one time and that wasn't in a hostile way.

This Wiki on Danelaw will give you some idea of the influence they had on Britain. :)

Also the Normans were vikings originally and most Major coastal towns in ireland were viking founded :D
Most vikings were merely farmers looking to settle on fertile land due to a population boom. The raiders were a minority :D
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Re: You learn something new each day.

Postby Selkie » Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:01 pm

Catch-up wrote:Thank you Tony! I'll look into those. I tried to find a book at the library for her on Vikings, but struck out.


I'll send you something :)
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Re: You learn something new each day.

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:51 pm

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Just for a moment, there, while scrolling down, I thought the tower on the lefthand side was the top of the Tower of Art in Ankh Morkpork! :oops: :roll:
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