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The Realm: The True history behind Game of Thrones Kindle Edition
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The author's attempts to draw parallels between migrations and religious changes in Westeros with those of Britain. First Men had adopted the animistic religion (as George R.R. Martin characterises it) of the original population, but they also pushed the ancient inhabitants of Westeros into seclusion, so much so that the Children of the Forest are believed to be extinct. First Men are therefore both Celtic with regards to religion and Anglo-Saxon with the runic alphabet and wergild system. The parallel between Andals and Anglo-Saxons can't be taken seriously, because Andals are monotheists, not polytheists like Angles and Saxons, even though Ed West thinks Andals are polytheists.
In fact, Andals bring the Faith of the Seven to Westeros, which is a belief in seven gods who are one. A Song of Ice and Fire books are full of these references. George R.R. Martin himself says that the Faith of the Seven is based on Catholicism, but while Christians have a Trinity, three gods in one, the Faith of the Seven has...well...seven gods in one.Read more ›
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Far too much distortion of history in an attempt to make it fit the case made. While the use of British history has been admittedly used in the formulation of some of Game of... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Hiraethus o Gymru
Very interesting but could have been more enjoyable and perhaps easier to take in if it had been in chapters or broken into themes/subjects.Published on 20 May 2014 by M. Beck
I thought there would be more comparisons and it was assumed that you knew a lot of history. The dates were a little confusing and not everything was clear in time settings. Read morePublished on 16 May 2014 by Deborah davis
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