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Historical Figures That Hollywood Got Wrong

Updated 9 Oct 2018 593.2k views14 items

Everyone loves a good historical drama. While a different one takes the Oscars by storm every year, that doesn't mean Hollywood is actually doing their historical subjects any favors. If you think you're an expert on European history because you watch a lot of costume dramas, you're in for a big surprise.  

Inaccurate film portrayals of historical figures are pretty rampant. These differences include erasing (or exaggerating) a subject's disability, accusing a politician of murder, and even making two people that never met have sex. Word to the wise: don't cram in a love triangle that doesn't fit your period piece. And as it turns out, love triangles and historical people Hollywood got wrong go together like peanut butter and jelly.

It's time to learn more about how little history has gone into some of the most successful and award-winning historical dramas of all time.

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