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Perhaps Game of Thrones piracy drove HBO to offer stand-alone service. According to TimeWarner execs, sometime fairly soon you will be able to get HBO GO without paying for cable TV. http://history-behind-game-of-thrones.com/gameofthrones/hbo-without-cable #gameofthrones
I've reported before that it may be possible to stream HBO without paying for cable. That is, to pay for HBO Go without having to shell out for your monthly cable bill (only pay for Internet servic...
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Historian and novelist Dr. John Henry Clay introduces us to the dramatic Brunhild - and wow what a dramatic story she has. I didn't know anything about her before he wrote the article. Definitely check out: http://history-behind-game-of-thrones.com/gameofthrones/cersei/brunhild #gameofthrones #history
We are delighted and honored to have this article by historian and novelist John Henry Clay. Dr. Clay is a lecturer in medieval history at Durham University and the author of The Lion and the Lamb,...
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The Battle of Castle Black is bigger, better, and more exciting than Season 1′s Battle of the Blackwater, which Neil Marshall also directed. If I had to rate “The Watcher’s on the Wall,” I would fly in the face of some critics and give it a ten. http://history-behind-game-of-thrones.com/episode-recap/ep9-season4 #gameofthrones #WatchersontheWall
The Battle of Castle Black is bigger, better, and more exciting than Season 1's Battle of the Blackwater, which Neil Marshall also directed. If I had to rate “The Watcher’s on the Wall,” I would fly in the face of some critics and give it a ten. The emotional heart of the episode para
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Nervous Tyrion's champion will fail him? Well, you should be if you've seen the size of the new  Mountain's muscles.  Dr. Steven Isaac discusses next Sunday's show and trial by combat. http://history-behind-game-of-thrones.com/gameofthrones/unlikely-trial-by-combat
The following is a guest article by Dr. Steven Isaac, professor of medieval history at Longwood University. In one of the newest wrinkles being ironed out on the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, Tyrion Lannister, accused of killing his nephew the king, finds a surprising ally—at least they h
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I'm delighted to announce the History Behind Game of Thrones interview with Dr. Michael Babcock about Attila's murder. http://wp.me/p3jV1u-TD Dr. Michael Babcock has been on the National Geographic channel to discuss his amazing book The Night Attila Died. This is a fantastic not to be missed interview that you'll enjoy even if you don't like Roman history. The characters are vivid and the scheming is crazy.
Recently History Behind Game of Thrones ran a series of articles speculating about the real historical basis behind Game of Thrones' Purple Wedding (in which Joffrey dies). Although George RR Martin has stated the wedding is based on the Anarchy-era death of Prince Eustace, thanks to thi
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Olga's amazing interview with historian Ian Stephenson about the Vikings and the Ironborn is out now. Definitely check it out - I was dazzled by Olga's insightful questions and Ian's amazingly in-depth answers. It is nice to hear a published historian speaking about Game of Thrones. http://history-behind-game-of-thrones.com/gameofthrones/viking-ian-stephenson #gameofthrones
One of the more direct parallels between George R.R. Martin's characters and historical cultures is that of the Ironborn and Vikings. Theon Greyjoy spent his formative years away from Pyke, in a fo...
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Great article by Olga Hughes on the Wars of the Roses and Game of Thrones - in particular, the relationship between the brothers. #gameofthrones #warsoftheroses #richardiii http://history-behind-game-of-thrones.com/gameofthrones/brothers-apart-oathbreakers-and-turncloaks
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Another installment of our princes in the Tower series. This time about Tyrion's great escape and the man who might have been king: Perkin Warbeck. http://history-behind-game-of-thrones.com/warofroses/lost-princes-tyrion 
Tyrion’s flight from the tower faintly reinforces George RR Martin’s Princes in the Tower theme. Tyrion, as the son of the duke-like Tywin, could be considered a prince. When Tyrion escapes from the dungeon, it mirrors the hypothetical escape of the princes in the Tower of London. [This arti
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We are thrilled to have historian and novelist John Henry Clay write this great article about the Wall in Game of Thrones and Hadrian's Wall. The photos are stunning so check it out: http://history-behind-game-of-thrones.com/ancienthistory/the-wall #gameofthrones #WatchersontheWall #TaketheThrone
This week we are delighted and honored to have an article by historian and novelist John Henry Clay. Dr. Clay is a lecturer in medieval history at Durham University and the author of The Lion and the Lamb, an epic novel of Roman Britain. When it comes to real-world inspirations behind
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Learn More Than Jon Snow: "It’s Okay To Be Smart" Joe Hanson on the Science of Game of Thrones http://wp.me/p3jV1u-Vj
Could the Game of Thrones universe ever exist? Is it scientifically possible for Westeros to have two moons? Can winter truly last for years at a time? And how is it possible for dragons to breathe fire? Those are some of the rough questions that biologist Dr. Joe Hanson tackles in "The Scienc
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The Night’s Watch, the Grey Wardens, and Historical Martial Orders http://wp.me/p3jV1u-U8
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