>>522306 It's a mashup of all kinds of history. The politics draws from English history, specifically the war of the roses. The iron islanders are clearly very norse-like. The dothraki heavily resemble the mongols. The sack of King's Landing and killing of the royal family seem very much like the Russian revolution, etc.
Yeah. In the TV series, at least, there are some more overt historical inspirations.
Dorne are very much modelled on Al-Andalus, and the Lannister/Stark conflict brings to mind the Norman-Saxon conflict and the Harrying of the North, even though the houses are ostensibly named after Lancaster and York.
Mongol and Norse influences on the Dothraki and Ironborn are obvious enough and the Reach is typical of romantic visions of chivalric France
>>522404 I don't think it fits quite as well. Westeros is basically England. The Andals invaded and then kind of settled after while, and then someone with the title "The conqueror" invaded and united the land. Plus, Andals were tall and blonde, just like the Britons would have seen the Anglosaxons.
>>522521 Well, I'd argue you'd get a lot of that in the fighting and murders between the various Scottish Earls and their Clans, but then a lot of them were, if not originally Norman, did affect a lot of Norman culture and then more generally continental culture during the Renaissance.
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