Oberyn Martell

Dorne’s Debt to the Dorians

Many thanks to Ross Wittenham for this article. Ross is the mastermind behind History Mine, a delightful website that sees the modern in the historical. Definitely check it out and please give Ross a warm welcome! With a lot more of the new season focusing on Dorne, it’s worth having a deeper look at the principality’s background. In particular, I want to investigate the parallels between the Dornishmen and the Dorians. If you haven’t heard of them before, the Dorians…

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Game of Thrones Season 4, Episode 1: “Two Swords” Historic Episode Recap

This episode was all about the lead-up to the Purple Wedding (next week) – and wow, what a marvelous visually rich episode. Recap [Jump to Historic Details] Jaime is back in King’s Landing, clean, recovered, and wants to resume his post in the Kingsguard as the king’s personal protector. But nobody wants a one-handed knight in that role. Tywin wants him to go back to Kingslanding. (Ironically, Tywin, the man obsessed with legacy, can’t get his eldest son to take…

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