The Red Wedding Really Happened! Twice! 7 Game of Thrones Events Inspired By History!
Martin has stated that he based the infamous Red Wedding on two actual events from Scottish history: the Black Dinner of 1440 and the Massacre of Glencoe in 1692. Asked about these events and their connection with the Red Wedding, Martin remarked, "No matter how much I make up, there's stuff in history that's just as bad or worse."