History is a fickle thing. And sometimes, actually a lot of the time, movies bend and twist it and shape it to their needs. History made easy! Doing so solves some problems, but it also causes others. Like nobody wants to see a guy wearing a wristwatch in a medieval battle scene - that's fun for a second but then you begin to wonder: if they didn't give a crap about that, what other stuff don't they care about. 

And then you begin to wonder why you're even watching this thing in the first place so you shut it off and go to McDonald's. Ok, maybe that's not you, but that's definitely us.

So yeah, movies are make-believe, and can be set in literally any reality. So when filmmakers decide to set their creations in the real world, you'd think they'd be careful about getting their history right. And yet, somehow, they're constantly including historically-impossible details in their creations.

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