5 Obscure Historical References You Might Have Missed in Game of Thrones

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From the inspiration for the Lord of Light to the real-life Doom of Valyria, George R.R. Martin has borrowed a lot of characters and events from world history. While some of these allusions are easy to spot, others require the eye of a real history buff.

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5 Historical References You Missed in Game of Thrones