Medievalists Should Talk About Game of Thrones

Should the fact that Game of Thrones is not set in the Middle Ages in a specific historical way stop medievalists talking about it? In a blog post yesterday, Philippa Byrne argued that, if medievalists do, they run the risk of making medieval history "'ornamental', relegating it to the status of fantasy". Talking about whether… Continue reading Medievalists Should Talk About Game of Thrones

A Medieval ‘Game of Thrones’

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An article did the rounds a couple of weeks ago by Benjamin Breen called ‘Why Game of Thrones Isn’t Medieval – and Why That Matters’. Breen is an early modernist who has taken offence at people thinking that Game of Thrones is medieval when really it is early modern. He comments that: A world that… Continue reading A Medieval ‘Game of Thrones’