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Top 10 Historical Events that Inspired Game of Thrones
2024/07/03 Report

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1. The Wars of the Roses

One of the most significant historical inspirations for Game of Thrones is the Wars of the Roses, a series of civil wars fought for control of the English throne between the houses of Lancaster and York. These conflicts directly influenced the portrayal of the Starks and Lannisters, with Ned Stark's character drawing parallels to Richard of York and the Lannisters resembling the Lancasters​​​​.


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2. The Black Dinner and the Glencoe Massacre

The infamous Red Wedding, one of the most shocking moments in the series, was inspired by two historical events: the Black Dinner of 1440 and the Glencoe Massacre of 1692.

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