Many of the events of Game of Thrones are inspired by real world history. Here are 7 of the most interesting examples.

In 1300, Winter Was Coming...
For reasons that continue to baffle scientists and historians to this day, Western Europe enjoyed several years of high temperatures and dry weather toward the end of the 13th Century. This "Medieval Warm Period" concluded around 1300 and when the cold weather came, it brought storms and starvation with it, in an era now known as The Little Ice Age. Fortunately, the Starks were well prepared.
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