The wars that inspired Game of Thrones – Alex Gendler

The wars that inspired Game of Thrones – Alex Gendler

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Beginning around 1377, medieval England was shaken by a power struggle between two noble families, which spanned generations and involved a massive cast of characters, complex motives and shifting loyalties. Sound familiar? Alex Gendler illustrates how the historical conflict known as the Wars of the Roses served as the basis for much of the drama in Game of Thrones.

Lesson by Alex Gendler, animation by Brett Underhill.

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19 Responses

  1. shamuu13 says:

    But it is so much more than just that!!

  2. Reaper King says:

    So… Is this foreshadowing that Daenerys will get the throne and bring
    peace to all of Westeros?

  3. Sōsuke Aizen says:

    I can’t wait until the gay knight dies and then all those gay mafia and gay
    agenda supporters cry on YouTube about how HBO is homophobic. Lol what a
    bunch of nazis.

  4. Hugh Cipher says:

    Great rendering of history. ..never new GOT was based on the Tudors

  5. Joker 415 says:

    Cool.

  6. hobojoe017 says:

    fuck cersei

  7. Austin123p0rk says:

    Then the Vikings came over every year to massacre and steal everyone’s
    gold!!! aaaah I love history 

  8. PillmaticSpaze says:

    snoop is probably sending this to everyone that doubted him.

  9. Jason Reyes says:

    Scotland remembers.

  10. theangusbugg says:

    Spoiled the ending if this is the way Mr. Martin’s going :'(
    Guess she’ll marry Tyrion hehe

  11. abduman3 says:

    I really hate adding fiction to history based productions, I would’ve
    enjoyed it 100 times more if it had no fiction in it all this dragon and
    undead shit made me stop watching game of thrones.

  12. Zexiphy says:

    NO HODOR?! WHERE’S HODOR?

  13. Oliver Baker says:

    Mind blown. A Lancaster always pays its debt?

  14. Astrid Rosso says:

    Beginning around 1377, medieval England was shaken by a power struggle
    between two noble families, which spanned generations and involved a
    massive cast of characters, complex motives and shifting loyalties. Sound
    familiar? Alex Gendler illustrates how the historical conflict known as the
    Wars of the Roses served as the basis for much of the drama in Game of
    Thrones.

  15. BrainShadow says:

    Unfortunate spoilers are unfortunate. Meh, I’m not too shocked though.

  16. Ngiam Tee Ee says:

    Very interesting to watch, and also kudos to all the highlight details
    mention in just a merely 5 minutes video instead of a 300 pages book. Me
    myself dint watch game of thrones at all and I found this very interesting.

    Well done ted and the team who made this video possible. Liked and
    subscribed!! Good job guys 🙂