If you are new to this website, you may be wondering where to start. There is a lot of information here (well over 200 pages). Here are a few ideas:
- Become familiar with the purpose of this site and George RR Martin’s use of history, as described here. The site is intended to explore the history in the periods George RR Martin alludes to in Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire) and look at his work from a literary, yet fun, perspective.
- Begin exploring the site through the lens of a specific historical period, such as the Wars of the Roses, the Hundred Years War, the Armagnac-Burgundian war, the Dark Ages, Ancient History, Medieval Scottish History, the Vikings, and the Tudors.
- Explore through specific characters or characters in general. Here are a few favorites: Cersei, Sansa, Robert Baratheon, Walder Frey, Robb Stark
- Explore through specific a historical figure(s): Edward IV, Anne Boleyn, Richard III, Elizabeth of York, the Tudors, and others.
- Read by theme: real historical events, Princes in the Tower, Red Wedding
- Read straight history articles (with little or no discussion of Game of Thrones)
- Read interviews with historians and others.
- Read this site’s most popular articles: Sigils & Medieval Marketing, Theon the Castrated Viking, Skinning the Reputation of House Bolton, Interview with Historian Elizabeth Norton on Anne Boleyn and Henry Percy
**You can also reach this site by entering historygot.com in your browser.
Read by Series
- The Time Traveller’s Manual to a Medieval Wedding (in progress)
- The Purple Wedding and Attila the Hun
- Pagan Sacrifice (in progress)
Game of Thrones Resources
- Confused by All Those Game of Thrones Characters? Here’s One Reason Why
- Episode Recaps
- Family trees (in progress)
Articles about Other Shows
Navigation Features on Site
- Top menu bar (purple)
- Menu bar under title
- Tag list box
- Category list box
- Tags are “clickable” under posts and display all items with that tag
- Categories (below post title) are also “clickable”
Welcome to this website. Please enjoy!