Surprising Ways ‘Game Of Thrones’ Is Inspired By Actual History

3. So, the two main houses in A song of Fire and Ice are York and Lancaster…

House Stark House Lannister → House York & House Lancaster

I mean, Stark and Lannister. The Wars of Roses was conducted because the two families wanted to gain the right over the English throne (sounds familiar?). The Yorks were northerners, and the Lancasters were southerners, and while Martin admitted that he was inspired by this war, we could add that he was inspired by the names of the real families when he named the ones in the books.

4. Henry Tudor was an exiled nobleman who spent 14 years in France (across the sea)

Daenerys Targaryen → Henry Tudor
During the Wars of Roses, planning to become a ruler of Britain. It is important to mention that his battle standard was a red dragon. When he entered the fight, he was on the side of the Lancasters, and finally (spoiler alert!) he really became a king of Britain. Change his sex, and his story resembles the one of Daenerys Targaryen.

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