Jus primae noctis[ edit ] Edward Longshanks , King of England, is shown invoking Jus primae noctis , allowing the Lord of a medieval estate to take the virginity of his serfs' maiden daughters on their wedding nights. Wallace's affair with Princess Isabella. The Economist called it " xenophobic ",  and John Sutherland writing in The Guardian stated that: In that period "no Scots Wallace was born into the gentry of Scotland; his father lived until he was 18, his mother until his 24th year; he killed the sheriff of Lanark when he was 27, apparently after the murder of his wife; he led a group of commoners against the English in a very successful battle at Stirling in , temporarily receiving appointment as guardian ; Wallace's reputation as a military leader was ruined in the same year of , leading to his resignation as guardian; he spent several years of exile in France before being captured by the English at Glasgow , this resulting in his trial for treason and his cruel execution. The film will lead directly on from Braveheart and follow the widow Moira, portrayed by Anna Hutchison , and her family portrayed by Gabriel Bateman and Talitha Bateman , who save Robert the Bruce , with Angus Macfadyen reprising his role from Braveheart. Also, Edward died on campaign two years after Wallace's execution, not in bed at his home. Christa Canitz writes about the historical William Wallace further: Wallace's military campaign[ edit ] "MacGregors from the next glen" joining Wallace shortly after the action at Lanark is dubious, since it is questionable whether Clan Gregor existed at that stage, and when they did emerge their traditional home was Glen Orchy , some distance from Lanark. His title before becoming king was Earl of Carrick , not Earl of Bruce. Richard Gray will direct the film, with Macfadyen and Eric Belgau writing the script. I know that it spoke to my heart and that's what matters to me, that it spoke to my heart. She compares the inaccuracy to "a film about Colonial America showing the colonial men wearing 20th century business suits, but with the jackets worn back-to-front instead of the right way around. But this story isn't about Alexander the Great. The statue, which was the work of Tom Church, a monumental mason from Brechin ,  included the word "Braveheart" on Wallace's shield.