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I know this is kind of late, but all you GOT hardcore fans will probably...

I know this is kind of late, but all you GOT hardcore fans will probably understand my struggle!

So, it's been a year since we've witnessed the monumental events that took place in the "Red Wedding" and I certainly remain traumatized because of well, you know. Anyway, I was re-watching the episode last night (totally normal) and as a person who loves history,I can see a lot of resemblance between the politics in the game of thrones and in real-world history.The red wedding for example reminds me a lot of the bloodwedding in 16th century Paris. Catholic houses killed off the entire protestant nobility during a wedding that was supposed to happen to put aside differences.

So, I did some research and George R. R. Martin was in fact inspired by historical events such asthe War of the Roses. I don't know if this was ever mentioned but I also see a huge resemblance to the Trojan War and Roberts Rebellion. Lyanna was betrothed to Robert, and was kidnapped by (or ran away with) Prince Rhaegar, and Robert started a war to get her back (and I know there we're other reasons that he started the war, such as the murders of Rickon and Brandon Stark, but the "kidnapping" of Lyanna was a major reason as well).

It mirrors the events leading to the Trojan war; Helen was married to Menelaus, then ran away with (or was kidnapped by) Paris, and Menelaus started a war to get her back/get vengeance.I know this is really random but I get so passionate about Game of Thrones of course. It's also amazing how most of the shows we watch today are based off of real world history!

Posted in Newspaper Post Date 09/11/2017


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