Historical Mysteries, Unsolved Mysteries

The mysterious murder of England’s ‘Mad King’, Henry VI

One of the main inspirations for the plot of Game of Thrones is the Wars of the Roses, a late 15th-century dynastic struggle that was fought between the houses of Lannister and Stark—no, sorry, Lancaster and York. The wars began during the reign of the Mad King Aerys Targaryen—no, sorry, the Mad King Henry VI,… Continue reading The mysterious murder of England’s ‘Mad King’, Henry VI

Historical Mysteries

The real mysteries that inspired “Game of Thrones”

A lot of the intrigue, conspiracy and political machinations in Game of Thrones come straight out of our own history books. This week I’m looking at some unsolved historical mysteries that inspired George R. R. Martin, author of the book series on which Game of Thrones is based... WARNING: Spoilers ahead for Martin’s A Song… Continue reading The real mysteries that inspired “Game of Thrones”