Animated Game Of Thrones Video Shows How History Is Stranger Than Dragon-Filled Fiction

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The history nerds among you already know all this. This video is for the rest of us. Actually, this video is for anyone who’s a fan of Game of Thrones, history, adorable animation, and TED Talks. Check out this mini-tutorial on the historical, real-world wars that inspired the crazy, bloody politics of Game of Thrones (or the title of a Michael Douglas/Kathleen Turner movie).

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