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Henry VIII was a British King, best known for having 6 wives, 2 of which were beheaded.
Emperor Claudius was Rome’s fourth emperor.
Cesare Borgia is the son of Pope Alexander VI who resigned from the cardinality to become a military commander and powerful lord.
Caligula was Rome's most tyrannical emperor. Similarities with Joffrey:
Edward, Prince of Wales - possibly illegitimate son of King Henry VI and Margaret of Anjou. Similarities with Joffrey:
Edward IV was king of England. He was a key figure in the conflict known as the Wars of the Roses. Similarities
Cecily Neville was the wife of Richard, Duke of York, and the mother of two kings of England, Edward IV and Richard III.
Richard III was king of England for two turbulent years, best known for being accused of murdering his nephews to protect his throne. Similarities
Anne Boleyn was Queen of England as the second wife of King Henry VIII. She was found guilty of charges including adultery, incest and conspiracy against the king and was beheaded.
Sir Francis Walsingham was the principal secretary to Queen Elizabeth I. Similarities:
Joan of Arc is one of the most famous female warriors in history. Similarities
The Knights Templar protected European travelers visiting sites in the Holy Land while also carrying out military operations:
Charles VI of France was called the Beloved and the Mad.
The historical parallels between the two isn’t just obvious to readers—George R.R. Martin has straight-up said that Aegon’s story was inspired by William. Similarities
A main ingredient in George R.R. Martin's fantastical concoction is the medley of historical figures who inspired Game of Thrones.
When Martin first started writing the book series, he drew a lot of his inspiration from the people and events surrounding the War of the Roses. Influences weren’t confined to that era, nor were his characters necessarily linked in the same ways as their historical counterparts. Instead, he blended bits of history all around the Westeros map, picking and choosing the traits he would use and discard from the historical figures who inspired Game of Thrones.
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Her character development throughout the seasons unfolds within a dynamic that probes fundamental questions of politics and leadership.
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Daenerys gives conquered soldiers a choice: "Bend the knee and join me. Together, we will leave the world a better place than we found it. Or refuse and die."
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Until a book becomes moving pictures, any moral issue with it doesn't seem to reach national press levels, because it shows these contentious issues to a wider audience. If you show the act, but don't tell anyone what to think about it, the fact that an author or film-maker hasn't clanged down a big sign saying 'And this is bad' is tantamount to advocation.
A Song of Ice and Fire might very well deliberately echo Leviathan. The notion that, without protection from the Iron Throne, the land falls into an every-man-for-himself struggle does echo the ideas laid down in Leviathan.
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It feels good to hear our own names, and when someone uses it we're more likely to pay greater attention to them.
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When someone known for their charisma compliments you, it gives the impression that it is not only sincere but valuable, because of their natural confidence.