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The Game of Thrones finale and why everybody needs to stop whining

It’s possible that the Game of Thrones finale has been more divisive than Brexit and that fluffy orange turd currently running America. The way I see it, the whiners who hated the ending and have been petitioning HBO to remake Season 8 boil down to two groups: People who don’t like what happened (Daenerys losing… Continue reading The Game of Thrones finale and why everybody needs to stop whining

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Everyone’s wrong! My thoughts on Game of Thrones’ final season (so far)

Crikey. Season 8 of Game of Thrones is sure taking a battering. Fans are slating it. Critics are slating it. For a show that once earned almost universal acclaim, things have taken an unexpected turn. Is all this criticism deserved? Frankly, no. I’m not going to talk about how incredible the acting and special effects… Continue reading Everyone’s wrong! My thoughts on Game of Thrones’ final season (so far)

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Hey 2019. The year Game of Thrones and Star Wars end. And…

... Million Eyes begins! Yes, yes, yes, I totally realise that I’m making it sound like my forthcoming conspiracy thriller novel Million Eyes is going to be the next BIG thing. I’m under no illusions how unlikely and pipe dreamy that is. I’m confident that a lot of people will enjoy Million Eyes given the subject… Continue reading Hey 2019. The year Game of Thrones and Star Wars end. And…

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The Princes in the Tower: Britain’s most famous missing persons case

The unexplained disappearance of the Princes in the Tower, aka 12-year-old Edward V of England and his nine-year-old brother, Richard of Shrewsbury, is one of Britain’s coldest cases. Five and a half centuries on, it remains the subject of debate and conspiracy theory. But are we any closer to the truth? When King Edward IV… Continue reading The Princes in the Tower: Britain’s most famous missing persons case

Historical Mysteries, Unsolved Mysteries

The mysterious murder of England’s ‘Mad King’, Henry VI

One of the main inspirations for the plot of Game of Thrones is the Wars of the Roses, a late 15th-century dynastic struggle that was fought between the houses of Lannister and Stark—no, sorry, Lancaster and York. The wars began during the reign of the Mad King Aerys Targaryen—no, sorry, the Mad King Henry VI,… Continue reading The mysterious murder of England’s ‘Mad King’, Henry VI

Historical Mysteries

The real mysteries that inspired “Game of Thrones”

A lot of the intrigue, conspiracy and political machinations in Game of Thrones come straight out of our own history books. This week I’m looking at some unsolved historical mysteries that inspired George R. R. Martin, author of the book series on which Game of Thrones is based... WARNING: Spoilers ahead for Martin’s A Song… Continue reading The real mysteries that inspired “Game of Thrones”