The Medieval World of Game of Thrones (Public talk, 12th June)


Game of Thrones titleFrom its dragons and ice walls, to its political intrigues and warring houses, Game of Thrones draws inspiration from numerous sources, some fantasy and others rooted in historical events. In this free public talk on 12th June, Dr Carolyne Larrington will talk about the medieval basis for George R.R. Martin’s fictional world.

Dr Carolyne Larrington of St John’s College, Oxford, is a distinguished medievalist whose areas of expertise include Old Norse, the Arthurian legend, and modern medievalism. She will talk about Game of Thrones from a medievalist’s point of view. Winter is Coming, her book on the medieval sources and analogues of Game of Thrones, both literary and historical, was published just before Christmas last year.

As the series has progressed since then, the talk may offer further insights into the contexts of the show.

All welcome to the Williams Library, St Chad’s College, on 12th June at 19.00.

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