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The bloody British history that inspired Game of Thrones

Postby Nutso » Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:37 pm

https://inews.co.uk/essentials/culture/ ... h-history/

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“The most obvious parallel is with the War of the Roses,” says Ed West, a journalist and author who has written a book on the historical connections of Game of Thrones.

“That war was also triggered by the insanity of the ruler, Henry VI, although in real life this left him sunk in a catatonic depression rather than an aggressive maniac.”
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Re: The bloody British history that inspired Game of Thrones

Postby Bryan Moore » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:28 am

Having studied and taught Western European history, I'd be hard pressed to disagree with this, but I think one can find parallels across dozens of reigns in monarchs across all of Western Europe. Not really sure there is much more I can comment on here...
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