Best history movie mistakes of 1996
Continuity mistake: Upset with her husband's growing obsession with his mistress Maya, Tara the Queen attempts to commit suicide by slicing her wrists while bathing. She makes deep cuts in both wrists. Maya rescues Tara the Queen when she enters the Queen's chambers. Two scenes later, Tara the Queen attends the execution of Maya's lover. Magically, Tara's arms are unbandaged and unscarred. The execution took place only days after her attempted suicide.
Factual error: Following their re-equipping at the South Essex depot, Sharpe marches his battalion across the bridge towards London. However, every non-commissioned officer is aware that troops don't march across a bridge. They break step to avoid setting up harmonics that would collapse the structure.