Game of Thrones Characters

House Stark

  • Ned Stark. The former head of House Stark may be based on Richard of York and Richard III amongst others.
  • Catelyn Stark. Catelyn Stark may draw some traits from Cecily Neville, wife of Richard of York.
  • Robb Stark. Robb Stark may be partially inspired by a young Edward IV.
  • Sansa Stark. Sansa may be partially inspired by Elizabeth of York.
  • Arya Stark
  • Bran Stark
  • Rickon Stark

House Lannister

  • Tywin Lannister
  • Cersei Lannister. Cersei Lannister may be inspired by Elizabeth Woodville, the controversial commoner who married Edward IV, as well as Margaret of Anjou.
  • Jaime Lannister
  • Tyrion Lannister.

House Targaryen

  • Daenerys Targaryen. George RR Martin may have based some aspects of Daenerys Targaryen on Henry VII.

House Tyrell

  •  Margery Tyrell

House Tully

  • Catelyn Stark (nee Tully). Catelyn Stark, wife of Ned Stark, may be based on Cecily Neville.
  • Edmure Tully

House Frey

  • Lord Walder Frey. Walder Frey may be based on two players in the Wars of the Roses: Cecily Neville’s father, Ralph Neville, and Thomas Stanley, the opportunistic lord who betrayed Richard III at Bosworth.