Game of Thrones and history: This interview lays it out

A section of the Bayeux Tapestry showing Anglo-Saxon warfare

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Game of Thrones spoilers below, and through the link. You’ve been warned.

This interview between‘s Ian Prasad Philbrick and Kevin Uhalde, professor of history at Ohio University is more Game of Thrones-related than Beowulf related, but the show is still a gateway to the medieval period. It’s all about historical analogues to the conquests in Game of Thrones and offers a quick summary of some medieval tactics and figures: