George RR Martin

I couldn’t have said it better myself…

In the category of “I couldn’t have said it better myself,” I found this delightful article about Game of Thrones and history from Cinemania in Madrid, “6 lecciones de Historia que has visto en ‘Juego de tronos’ by Yago Garcia. My Spanish is terrible and Google Translate chokes on this article, so here is my very crude translation… The article begins with the most common excuses we hear for not watching GoT or reading ASOIAF – and, boy, do I get…

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George RR Martin and the Futility of War: Famine, War, and The Little Ice Age

Game of Thrones is essentially the story of rival nobles fighting over the succession – who will be king. But, does it have a deeper meaning? I might argue that perhaps it does. During the fourteenth century, while Europe was embroiled in succession wars and other forms of squabbling for territory, the climate changed and medieval peasants starved. But, the kings were too busy empire building, chasing their legacies, and feeding their own egos to care. Today, in America, people speak…

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The Dark Ages: George RR Martin Reveals Origin of Hospitality Laws

Episode: Season 3, Episode 9 “The Rains of Castamere” It sounds like a lot of people are still reeling from the Red Wedding and understandably so. Admittedly, I read A Storm of Swords a couple of years ago, so The Rains of Castamere was not shocking to me. But, when I figured out it would probably be Sunday, I was dreading seeing it. I really liked Catelyn and Robb. George RR Martin has been making the rounds of newspapers and…

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