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    She is present at Renly's death and is falsely accused of his murder. Gendry refuses, to the shame of the master smith. He was extremely popular with his subjects, especially London merchants; he had the “common touch.” Edward, like his grandson Henry VIII, married for love. Many characters on the show have a unique and intense fashion sense, plus many costumes also reveal and foreshadow future events in the show. They clashed with blood and iron on the battlefields - but the real wars were complex, personal power struggles played out in private. Robert Baratheon (season 1) portrayed by Mark Addy. 10 Petyr Baelish His corpse is apparently desecrated afterwards, as in season 4, Karl Tanner is shown drinking wine from a skull he claims is Jeor's. However, while he suffered from periods of insanity, he also had periods of lucidity. She effectively serves as the replacement of Doreah after she betrayed Daenerys in Qarth. A devout and pious man, the High Sparrow came to King's Landing after Tywin Lannister's death to serve the poor, downtrodden and infirm. Beyond the War of the Roses, Martin draws on other histories for different groups within the story. When the wildlings finally reach Castle Black and attack, Ygritte kills many Night's Watch brothers with her archery skills, among them Pyp. A Wildling girl with red hair ("kissed by fire", a sign of luck among the Wildlings) and a follower of Mance Rayder. These boys are often referred to as the “Princes in the Tower.”. No character named Talisa appears in the books. Despite Eddard Stark's animosity against him for forsaking his oath to protect the King during Robert's Rebellion, Jaime has great respect for Eddard, whom he considers a great warrior and his equal. Proud, shrewd, cunning, an excellent administrator/business woman, and deeply strategic, she is the ultimate survivor in the war of the roses. This page introduces players in the Wars of the Roses according to their houses. When the slave masters go back on the deal and attack Meereen with ships, only to be countered by Daenerys's dragons, Grey Worm kills Razdal mo Eraz and Belicho Paenymion, and later accompanies Daenerys and her retinue on their voyage to Westeros. He was betrothed to Ned Stark's sister Lyanna and loved her deeply, but she was kidnapped by Rhaegar Targaryen. Born to the Lord and Lady of the Riverlands, she is the elder sister of Lysa Arryn, Lady of the Vale and Mistress of the Eyrie, and Lord Edmure Tully, Lord of Riverrun. In season three, Daario Naharis is portrayed by recurring actor. Shae (seasons 1–4) portrayed by Sibel Kekilli. Theon and Catelyn fail in their missions, and Balon launches an invasion of the North. Shae, however, does not leave King's Landing, and resurfaces at Tyrion's trial for murdering Joffrey, where she falsely claims that both Tyrion and Sansa were responsible for Joffrey's death. Gendry and the rest of recruits are sent to Harrenhal where Ser Gregor Clegane arbitrarily has many of the prisoners tortured and killed. Despite an attack by the slaver masters' fleet, Meereen is saved when Daenerys returns with the Dothraki and unleashes her dragons on the fleet, which Missandei witnesses. Consider the sneaky Xaro Xhoan Daxos, the mysterious Jaqen H’gar, the manipulative Melissandre, and the magical and maleficent Pyat Pree. She manages to escape, but is recaptured by Jon, separating him from his brothers in the process. He is known for his sense of honor and justice. However, Margaret had a brutal start in life. Consequently, Warwick lured him into rebelling against Edward. A former member of Renly Baratheon's Kingsguard. While not physically powerful, Tyrion has a cunning mind and often uses to his advantage the fact that others constantly underestimate him. He personally requests that Jon Snow be made his personal steward, and gives him the Hand-and-a-Half sword (also known as a bastard sword) of their house, Longclaw. Richard of Shrewsbury – Edward’s second son, who also disappeared in the Tower. A young Edward IV served as an inspiration for Robb Stark. Edward came to the throne at age 18 and ruled until he died at 41. Surprisingly, Edward forgave him only to execute him eight years later—perhaps, as Shakespeare, suggests by drowning in a vat of Malmsey wine. In season seven, Ned Stark is portrayed by guest actor Robert Aramayo in a flashback scene. I use the term “mad king” as a memory aid and because it ties into the Aerys Targaryen plotline in Game of Thrones. A wildling raider known for his many titles, "Giantsbane" being foremost. Talisa and Robb marry in secret before a septon and she becomes a Stark. Melisandre (seasons 2–8) portrayed by Carice van Houten. His corpse is later decapitated and Grey Wind's head is sewn on and paraded around as the Stark forces are slaughtered by the Boltons and Freys. He is a skilled manipulator and commands a network of informants across two continents. If that sounds familiar, it's because the historical conflicts known as the Wars of the Roses served as the basis for much of the drama in Game of Thrones. In season 3, Talisa reveals that she is pregnant, although she and her unborn child are stabbed to death by Lothar Frey in the Red Wedding Massacre, the first in the hall to be attacked. In Season 8, he dies protecting Bran Stark, now the Three-Eyed Raven, from the Night King. With Robert dying, Ned sends him a letter appointing him as the legitimate heir and becomes another challenger for the Iron Throne after his alleged nephew Joffrey becomes King. Yes, George R.R. Other children include Mary, Cecily, Margaret, Anne, George, Catherine, Bridget, and at least five illegitimate children. Thanks to a new TED-ED video by Alex Gendler, the similarities between the fictional character of Westeros and the historic figures that lived during the War Of The Roses … Like his sister he is good-natured and passive in contrast to his brother Joffrey and is fond of his uncle Tyrion. However, he also was erudite, pious, and Caxton’s first patron in England. In his smuggling days, he was said to handle a ship at night better than anyone. Lord of Casterly Rock, Shield of Lannisport and Warden of the West, Tywin of House Lannister is a calculating, ruthless, and controlling man. Arya Stark portrayed by Maisie Williams. Bronn defeats Lysa Arryn's champion and becomes Tyrion's companion and protector, accompanying him back to King's Landing. Jeor Mormont (seasons 1–3) portrayed by James Cosmo. Bronn is a sellsword with a sardonic sense of humor. After Eddard Stark's arrest, Joffrey names him Hand of the King once more, but after Jaime is taken captive by the Starks, Eddard is unexpectedly executed by Joffrey, and Renly and Stannis Baratheon challenge Joffrey's claim to the throne; Tywin elects to remain in the field commanding his forces until he wins his war, and in the meantime gives the position of Hand of the King to Tyrion. Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland, had two large families with two different women: (1) Margaret Stafford and (2) Joan Beaufort, who was the more illustrious of his two brides. Richard was an extremely competent administrator who had few friends in the nobility and sometimes came off as haughty, but might have actually been shy or reserved. After the Goldcloaks get help from Ser Amory Lorch and his men who kill Yoren, Gendry's life is saved by Arya when she lies to the Goldcloaks that Lommy, who was killed during the attack, was Gendry. He is the eldest of Cersei Lannister's children and heir to the Iron Throne. Without much ado, let us delve deeper into the British history and see how Game of Thrones have brought the historic characters and battles to life! This rivalry forms one of the central themes of Game of Thrones’ narrative. Ned's sacrifice is not in vain, since his notifying Stannis of the truth of Joffrey's parentage sets in motion Stannis' claim to the throne, and ensuring the illegitimacy being made known to all of Westeros. Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick – Cecily Neville’s nephew. From her stronghold on Dragonstone, Daenerys sends Grey Worm and his army to take Casterly Rock. Hastings – Edward’s best friend, frequent wenching companion, chamberlain, and lieutenant to Calais. Arya Stark of House Stark is the younger daughter and third child of Lord Eddard and Catelyn Stark of Winterfell. Elizabeth Woodville – Edward’s extremely controversial and, arguably, ill-chosen wife. He is the hostage and ward of Lord Eddard Stark, stemming from the failed Greyjoy Rebellion. Initially, he resisted in joining Warwick’s schemes against Edward IV, but he ultimately sided with Warwick and paid the ultimate price in 1471 at the Battle of Barnet. In season four, Leaf is portrayed by Octavia Alexandru. So I was looking at history stuff, and I noticed several parallels between the Game of Thrones series and the Hundred Years' War and the Wars Of The Roses in European history. Ned and Robert Baratheon led the rebellion to unseat him from the throne. She never had children again. I decided to take a look back at The real history that influenced A song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones. Mortally wounded while hunting, he unknowingly leaves no rightful heir behind. John Neville, 1st Marquess of Montagu and Earl of Northumberland. Tommen Baratheon of House Baratheon is the prince presented as the youngest son of King Robert Baratheon and Queen Cersei Lannister. [2] Cersei's main character attribute is her desire for power and her deep loyalty to her father, children, and brother Jaime. As a result, the Nevilles were so powerful that between 1450-1455 they had six men (five brothers and one nephew), five sons-in-law, and seven of Ralph Neville’s grandchildren all sat in the House of Lords. Charles Dance only appears in one episode of season five, although credited as a main cast member. Joffrey appears on other lists of Game of Thrones characters like most satisfying death, worst king and nastiest little thing but he, and his mild-mannered brother Tommen appear in this list as another of George R R Martin’s little thought experiments: what if the princes in the tower had lived but that was a bad thing. The night before Grey Worm admits to Missandei that now he has her to love, he has begun to know what fear is. She makes love with Grey Worm and worries for him when he is sent to attack Casterly Rock. A captain of the Unsullied, a group of eunuch slave soldiers. At 13, she gave birth to the future Henry VII. Initially his rebellion is successful, and he places Henry VI on the throne. However, the Woodvilles and Herberts, another gentry family risen up to prominence, thwarted this by snapping up all the eligible grooms. In the first season, Jon joins the Night's Watch. Now consider Game of Thrones. Hastings was born into a gentry family about ten years before Edward was born. The Bolton family have a nasty history of keeping to very old, and barbaric ways, including flaying their enemies alive, and Roose is no exception, being suspected of not feeling any emotion. I’ve talked about this numerous times with other English history friends and man She names her direwolf Lady; she is the smallest of the pack and the first to die, sentenced to death by Cersei after Arya's direwolf, Nymeria, bit a violent Joffrey. He truly does love his sister and will do anything, no matter how rash, to stay close to her. Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford – The daughter of a Belgian count, Jacquetta came to England to marry the extremely powerful but aged Duke of Bedford during the reign of Henry VI (the “mad king”). Vicious and cruel, he has a short temper and believes he can do anything he wants. Petyr Baelish (seasons 1–7) portrayed by Aidan Gillen. Loud and gregarious, he is one of Mance's top generals, fierce and terrible in combat. An ancestor with Cecily’s matrilineal DNA was used to identify Richard III’s remains. Known as "the Beggar King" for his search for an army to recapture his throne. A young wildling girl who lives north of the Wall, Gilly is one of many daughters of Craster, a wildling who takes all his daughters as wives once they grow up into women. Since this page is organized by houses, I recommend using your browser’s search function (for example, using CTRL + F to locate the name you seek. But in truth, Melisandre and Stannis planned to use him for her blood magic where Stannis uses his nephew's blood to make a death curse on the usurpers to his throne, Joffrey, Robb, and Balon Greyjoy. The War of the Roses and just some of its influences on Game of Thrones. In turn, Shae becomes protective of Sansa and attempts to help her in any way she can. Gendry is an apprentice blacksmith in King's Landing and an unacknowledged bastard of King Robert. In seasons three to five, Little Sam is portrayed by uncredited infant extras. Also called "the Stormborn", she and her brother Viserys were smuggled to Essos during the end of Robert's Rebellion. But after learning more about Daenerys, Jorah falls in love with her and decides to protect her and help her regain the Iron Throne. In season one, Gregor Clegane is portrayed by, In season two, Gregor Clegane is portrayed by. Hastings fell in love with Edward’s mistress, Jane Shore, after Edward died. While at Riverrun, Robb makes the decision to execute Lord Rickard Karstark for the murders of two teenage squires related to the Lannisters, a decision that loses the support of the Karstarks and leads Robb to make the ultimately fatal decision to ask the Freys for their alliance. He is killed in the Red Wedding Massacre, after witnessing the murder of his pregnant wife and their child. He initially appeared as a recurring character in the first season and debuted in "Lord Snow". During their journey, they are stopped by the Goldcloaks, who demand that Yoren give up Gendry as King Joffrey wants all of his father's bastards killed but are forced to leave by Yoren. Unable to swim or row, Gendry is nevertheless convinced that the Red Woman has a surer death in store for him, and Davos asks him to "have a bowl'o brown for me" when returning to Flea Bottom. She is aware of her husband's homosexual orientation and inclinations towards her brother. 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