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Title: The real history of ASOIAF
Post by: xiagan on June 20, 2014, 08:29:07 PM
There was interest in the real life events/history that inspired GRRM in another thread. Today I stumbled about this image and thought you might like it. :)

(http://i.imgur.com/qaBpQde.jpg)
Title: Re: The real history of ASOIAF
Post by: ScarletBea on June 20, 2014, 09:04:42 PM
Cool!  :D
Title: Re: The real history of ASOIAF
Post by: Saraband on June 20, 2014, 09:52:20 PM
Some things are eyebrow raising, but most are certainly very interesting  :) Nice find!
Title: Re: The real history of ASOIAF
Post by: Arry on June 20, 2014, 09:57:22 PM
Thanks for posting :)
Title: Re: The real history of ASOIAF
Post by: Nighteyes on June 20, 2014, 10:55:47 PM
Not sure I'd compare to Tyrion to Richard III.  No infanticide yet!
Title: Re: The real history of ASOIAF
Post by: CheshireGrin on June 21, 2014, 12:24:49 AM
Very interesting, thanks for sharing! :)
Title: Re: The real history of ASOIAF
Post by: Elfy on June 21, 2014, 01:15:44 AM
And that only scratches the surface, too.
Title: Re: The real history of ASOIAF
Post by: ladybritches on June 21, 2014, 01:45:41 AM
Awesome. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: The real history of ASOIAF
Post by: Overlord on June 22, 2014, 07:30:54 PM
Incredible! Thank to inside online for taking the time to put this together :)
Title: Re: The real history of ASOIAF
Post by: Brother of the Sixth Order on June 22, 2014, 07:34:58 PM
Absolutely awesome, brilliant and eyebrow raising and thought provoking all at once.  Thanks for posting it up.
Title: Re: The real history of ASOIAF
Post by: Nighteyes on April 09, 2015, 12:48:27 PM
I was in York the other week, and found myself thinking of all the parallels between the War of the Roses and ASOIAF.  Certainly all there!
Title: Re: The real history of ASOIAF
Post by: Lady Ty on April 09, 2015, 01:04:45 PM
Thanks, that's interesting and topical with Richard the Third's funeral a week or so ago and DNA tests raising questions of purity of bloodline.
Title: Re: The real history of ASOIAF
Post by: Idlewilder on April 09, 2015, 01:21:42 PM
There's a lot of Scottish, Welsh, French and Burgundian history in there too - it's definitely a mish-mash of about 5 centuries of European history with dragons thrown in the mix.

Thanks, that's interesting and topical with Richard the Third's funeral a week or so ago and DNA tests raising questions of purity of bloodline.

What questions?
Title: Re: The real history of ASOIAF
Post by: ScarletBea on April 09, 2015, 01:40:49 PM
Thanks, that's interesting and topical with Richard the Third's funeral a week or so ago and DNA tests raising questions of purity of bloodline.
What questions?

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30281333 (http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30281333)
A bunch of potential illegitimate children as English kings in the past ;D
Title: Re: The real history of ASOIAF
Post by: Raptori on April 09, 2015, 01:56:10 PM
Thanks, that's interesting and topical with Richard the Third's funeral a week or so ago and DNA tests raising questions of purity of bloodline.
What questions?

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30281333 (http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30281333)
A bunch of potential illegitimate children as English kings in the past ;D
The bbc website irritates me whenever I see it. They seem to believe that "sentence" is synonymous with "paragraph".  >:(

Interesting link though!  :)
Title: Re: The real history of ASOIAF
Post by: Rostum on April 09, 2015, 04:38:12 PM
This looks to me as though someone has slotted in anyone or anything vaguely fitting the mould through history for comparison. They may be spot on or not. A lot of work and an interesting read but I think only Martin could say whether or not that is the case.

Another BBC page here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-26824993 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-26824993) These books may or may not have been an influence of ASOIAF or the article may be constructed to give that impression .
A quote from GRRM on the re-translation of The Accursed Kings.

"The Accursed Kings has it all," writes Martin, in an introduction to a recently reissued translation. "Believe me, the Starks and the Lannisters have nothing on the Capets and Plantagenets. It is the original game of thrones."
Title: Re: The real history of ASOIAF
Post by: xiagan on June 03, 2015, 08:40:42 PM
Thought that may be interesting to you too. :)

(http://i.imgur.com/vNYm9Qq.jpg)