Braveheart (1995) Poster


Patrick McGoohan: Longshanks - King Edward I



  • Longshanks : Archers.

    English Commander : I beg pardon, sire. Won't we hit our own troops?

    Longshanks : Yes... but we'll hit theirs as well. We have reserves. Attack.

  • Longshanks : The trouble with Scotland is that it's full of Scots.

  • Longshanks : What news of the North?

    Prince Edward : Nothing new, Your Majesty. We've sent riders to speed any word.

    Longshanks : I heard the word in France where I was fighting to expand your future kingdom. The word, my son, is that our entire Northern Army is *annihilated*.

  • Longshanks : Not my gentle son. The mere sight of him would only encourage an enemy to take over the whole country. So whom do I send?

  • Longshanks : Who is this person who speaks to me as though I needed his advice?

    Prince Edward : I have declared Phillip my high counselor.

    Longshanks : Is he qualified?

    Phillip : I am skilled in the arts of war and military tactics, Sire.

    Longshanks : Are you? Then tell me, what advice would you offer on the present situation?

  • Longshanks : Not the archers. My scouts tell me their archers are miles away and no threat to us. Arrows cost money. Use up the Irish. The dead cost nothing.

  • Longshanks : Bring me Wallace. Alive if possible, dead... just as good.

  • King's Advisor : Milord, the princess might be taken hostage or her life be put in jeopardy.

    Longshanks : Oh, my son would be most distressed by that. Uh, but in truth, if she were to be killed, we would soon find the king of France a useful ally against the Scots. You see, as king, you must find the good in any situation.

  • Longshanks : Scottish rebels have routed one of my garrisons and murdered the noble lord.

    Prince Edward : I heard. This Wallace is a brigand, nothing more.

    Longshanks : And how would you deal with this 'brigand?'

    Prince Edward : Like any common thief. Have the local magistrate arrest him and punish him accordingly.

    Longshanks : [to all]  Leave us.

    [room clears, then Longshanks strikes the Prince] 

    Longshanks : Wallace has already killed the magistrate, and taken control of the town!

  • Royal Magistrate : A most excellent idea, sire.

    Longshanks : Is it?

  • Longshanks : [to Prince Edward]  One day you will be a king. At least try to act like one.

  • Longshanks : My son's loyal wife returns, unkilled by the heathen.

  • [instituting the right of Prima Nocte] 

    Longshanks : If we can't get them out, we'll breed them out.

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