10 Historical Figures Who Were Surprisingly Reincarnated in “Game of Thrones”

10 Historical Figures Who Were Surprisingly Reincarnated in “Game of Thrones”

Perhaps you think you know
everything about Game of Thrones, but here are some facts that will surprise
you. Fans of the iconic series found these parallels between its characters and
real historical figures. And they seem to be so similar!
We at Bright Side were totally
amazed. How about you?
10. Jon Snow and William the
Conqueror

10 Historical Figures Who Were Surprisingly Reincarnated in “Game of Thrones”

Both of them were impressive
fighters and leaders. Jon Snow, as far as Westeros is concerned, is the bastard
son of Ned Stark who managed to become a King of the North. William the
Conqueror, the Duke of Normandy, invaded England in 1066 and was also a bastard
son who became a king.
9. Tyrion Lannister and
Richard III

10 Historical Figures Who Were Surprisingly Reincarnated in “Game of Thrones”
Both were born with
disabilities that caused people to look down on them and were used against them
by their enemies. But despite this fact, both turned out to be talented
administrators.
8. Margaery Tyrell and Anne
Boleyn

10 Historical Figures Who Were Surprisingly Reincarnated in “Game of Thrones”

We haven’t seen it in the
series, but according to the book, before King Robert’s death, his brother
Renly with his lover Loras Tyrell had a plan to make Margaery Tyrell the king’s
mistress and replace Cersei Lannister as his queen. Anne Boleyn pursued a
married king and was engaged in a long political conflict with his previous
wife from a powerful noble family.
7. Joffrey Baratheon and Eustace
IV of Boulogne

10 Historical Figures Who Were Surprisingly Reincarnated in “Game of Thrones”

One of our unloved characters,
Joffrey, a cruel and tyrannical king, was poisoned to death at his own wedding.
Eustace IV of Boulogne wasn’t popular either. He was an evil man and did more
harm than good. And he mysteriously died at a feast.
6. Cersei Lannister and
Catherine the Great

10 Historical Figures Who Were Surprisingly Reincarnated in “Game of Thrones”

Cersei murdered her husband
and became a queen with some considerable political scheming on the way.
Catherine was a Prussian princess. She married the Russian Tsar Peter III, who
was overthrown. Catherine then took over as Empress of Russia, while her
husband was murdered by one of her supporters.
5. Brienne of Tarth and Joan
of Arc

10 Historical Figures Who Were Surprisingly Reincarnated in “Game of Thrones”

2 strong and brave women, the
Maid of Tarth and Joan of Arc, who referred to herself as The Maid. They
preferred wearing male clothing and owned armor and swords. Both women were
obsessively loyal and ready to give their lives for those they were devoted to.
4. Daenerys Targaryen and
Henry Tudor
 10 Historical Figures Who Were Surprisingly Reincarnated in “Game of Thrones”
One of the most surprising
parallels! Daenerys, the mother of dragons, is the last surviving member of her
house, living in exile. Henry Tudor was the last surviving member of the
Lancastrian family with a claim to the throne in the Wars of the Roses. He was
forced to flee to Brittany at the age of 14. He had a red dragon as his banner.
Amazingly, we can find a
historical parallel not only for a particular character but for…
3. A whole race: Dothraki and
Mongols



10 Historical Figures Who Were Surprisingly Reincarnated in “Game of Thrones”
Both are warlike nomadic
races. The Dothraki are led by their leaders, the Khals. Mongols, who plundered
Central Asia during the 13th century, were led by their leaders, the Khans.
2. A place: The Wall and
Hadrian’s Wall

10 Historical Figures Who Were Surprisingly Reincarnated in “Game of Thrones”
The Wall in Game of Thrones
that divides the White Walkers from the humans is in more or less the same
place on the Westeros map that Hadrian’s Wall is on the UK map. Hadrian’s Wall
divided the Romans from Scottish barbarians. However, Hadrian’s Wall was less impressive:
its height varied from 3 to 6 meters (from 10 to 20 feet) in different parts.
1. Even the main plot: The
Starks & Lannisters and the Yorks & Lancasters

10 Historical Figures Who Were Surprisingly Reincarnated in “Game of Thrones”

So much of Game of Thrones is
very similar to the Wars of the Roses, a series of wars in the 15th century
over the throne of England. Battling in these wars were the House of York and
the House of Lancaster. Even their names sound so similar.
Bonus: a map of Westeros and
maps of Britain and Ireland

10 Historical Figures Who Were Surprisingly Reincarnated in “Game of Thrones”

These maps look so identical
that it’s hard to believe that fiction wasn’t inspired by reality.





SOURCE: BRIGHTSIDE
Kayode Ojo
Kayode Emmanuel Ojo is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at SHEFFA Limited. He is presently studying Computer Science at the National Open University, Victoria Island, Lagos.