The Game of Thrones Main Page
This page while give you a brief summary of the Game of Thrones series as well as some basic knowledge on the different houses in the series
What is The Game of Thrones based on?
A Wall separates the kingdom of the North from the lands beyond is based on Hadrian's Wall; the Andles, who first separated Westeros into seven kingdoms, are a reference to the Anglo Saxons, who separated England into seven kingdoms. The war between the Starks and the Lannisters also bears stark similarities to the Wars of the Roses between the English houses of Lancaster and York between 1455 and 1487. Game of Thrones: Summary
Summary of Game of Thrones (season 1)
Season 1 starts at a period of several months on a world where the seasons last for years at a time. The action begins in the unified Seven Kingdoms of Westeros as winter draws near. Lord Eddard Stark is asked by his old friend, King Robert Baratheon, to serve as the Hand of the King following the death of the previous incumbent, Eddard's mentor Jon Arryn. Eddard is reluctant but receives intelligence suggesting that Jon was murdered. Eddard accepts Robert's offer, planning to use his position and authority to investigate the murder. Game of Thrones: Summary
Meanwhile, on the eastern continent of Essos, the exiled children of House Targaryen, which Robert destroyed to claim the throne, are plotting to return to Westeros and unseat the 'usurper'. To this end, Viserys Targaryen arranges the marriage of his sister Daenerys to Khal Drogo, the leader of 40,000 Dothraki warriors, in return for the use of his warriors in invading Westeros. For her part, Daenerys just wants to find a safe refuge far away from King Robert's assassins and her brother's scheming ambition. Game of Thrones: Summary
Finally, on the northern-most border of the Seven Kingdoms the sworn brothers of the Night's Watch guard the Wall, a 300-mile-long colossal fortification of ice which has stood for thousands of years. The Watch defends the Wall against the depredations of the lawless wildlings who live beyond, but rumor speaks of a new threat arising in the lands of perpetual winter. Game of Thrones: Summary
Created by Jacob Plate in the Fall of 2017.