Iron, Fire and Ice by Ed West

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2019
Iron, Fire and Ice by Ed West


Language: English | Format: epub | Size: 1.91 MB |



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A young pretender raises an army to take the throne. Learning of his father'sdeath, the adolescent, dashing and charismatic and descended from the oldkings of the North, vows to avenge him. He is supported in this war by hismother, who has spirited away her two younger sons to safety. Against them isthe queen, passionate, proud, and strong-willed and with more of the masculinevirtues of the time than most men. She too is battling for the inheritance ofher young son, not yet fully grown but already a sadist who takes delight inwatching executions.
Sound familiar? It may read like the plot of Game of Thrones. Yet that wasalso the story of the bloodiest battle in British history, fought at theculmination of the War of the Roses. George RR Martin 's bestselling novelsare rife with allusions, inspirations, and flat-out copies of real-lifepeople, events, and places of medieval and Tudor England and Europe. The RedWedding? Based on actual events in Scottish history. The poisoning of JoffreyBaratheon? Eerily similar to the death of William the Conqueror's grandson.The Dothraki? Also known as Huns, Magyars, Turks, and Mongols.
Join Ed West, author of Skyhorse's A Very, Very Short History of Englandseries, as he explores all of Martin's influences, from religion to war topowerful women. Instead of despairing while waiting for Season 8 of Game ofThrones , discover the real history behind the phenomenon and see foryourself that truth is stranger than fiction.

About the Author

Ed West is a full-time author. He blogs for the Spectator and haswritten for the Daily Telegraph , Times , Evening Standard , DailyExpress , and Guardian. Ed is a former deputy editor of the CatholicHerald and a popular Twitter personality.


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