Essay by speedegril February 2005

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Medieval Society has had much of a affect on society today. For example, many movies

have been based off the Middle Ages and the society there. 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


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

from his friends Hamish and Stephan. Can William Wallace get Scotland their freedom.

The rise of a town can be an impossible thing to accomplish for many. This

includes being a good leader and having certain characteristics. For example, you

leadership must be fair to all that you represent. A group of rebellions can come just like

that if you are not fair to them. Feeding, clothing, and other things must all be provided.

Plus, protection is needed in case of invasion by other countries. This would require

training your people with weapons and teaching them how to defend themselves and be

brave when told to "CHARGE!"

Another characteristic of your town to rise to the top is having good relationships

with surrounding countries. You have to be able to have another country join you in case

of battle.