These posts discuss Game of Thrones characters that may be inspired by real people:
- Robb Stark as a Young Edward IV
- Robert Baratheon May Be Edward IV’s Older Half
- Inspirations for Ned Stark. Ned Stark appears to be based on several different historical figures. This post describes them and continues in Ned Stark and Richard III.
- Daenerys as Henry VII. Daenerys is partially based on Henry VII. She has several other historical and mythical figures mixed in there, which will be covered in future posts.
- Cersei Lannister: The Evil Queen We Love to Hate
- Catelyn Stark: The Heart of Game of Thrones. This post describes a possible inspiration for Catelyn Stark. If you are interested in Catelyn, you might also find the post on Walder Frey interesting.
- Historical Basis of Lord Frey. This post describes a possible inspiration for Walder Frey. The post continues in The Late Lord Walder Frey and Thomas Stanley (Part 2).