Like Richard III, Elizabeth Woodville is another figure from War of the Roses era England whom it can be difficult to discuss in a historical context since…… Read more “White Queen: Cersei as Elizabeth Woodville”
“You are an ill-made, devious, disobedient, spiteful little creature full of envy, lust, and low cunning.” In Storm of Swords, Tywin Lannister hurls this barrage of insults…… Read more “Determined to Prove a Villain: Tyrion Lannister as Richard III”
Ever since A Game of Thrones opened the Song of Ice and Fire saga, the Doom of Valyria has been mentioned in passing, but overall the details…… Read more “Vesuvius and Valyria: What Pompeii Tells Us about the Doom of Valyria”
Fire and blood. Two terrifying images that are extremely evocative of both Daenerys Targaryen and Mary Tudor. Regarding Daenerys, the connection is obvious for “Fire and blood”…… Read more “Fire and Bloody Mary: Daenerys Targaryen as Mary Tudor”
In Westeros, the Wall is a massive fortification-over 700 feet tall-spanning 100 leagues (300 miles) along the northern border of the Seven Kingdoms, defending the realm from…… Read more “Of Walls and White Walkers”
As discussed in an earlier post, the parallels between Sansa Stark and Elizabeth Tudor are numerous and compelling, but equally intriguing and less well-known are the comparisons…… Read more “The King’s Great Matter: Sansa as Catherine of Aragon”
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