A Song of Ice and Fire, along with its TV adaptation, Game of Thrones, is a fantasy series. So here's a look at the bloody, twisted, and unfortunately true history that inspired A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones. ...
The A Song of Ice and Fire novels that inspired Game of Thrones are loosely influenced by an important real-world conflict: the Wars of the Roses. That period of civil unrest spanned three decades in the 15th century, and it's easy to see the connection to George R.R. Martin's work.
What country is Game of Thrones based on?
Most of the action in Game of Thrones takes place in Westeros. Author of the series George R.R. Martin has stated that Westeros is based on medieval Britain, but as a full-sized continent that is roughly the same size as real-life South America.
How much of Game of Thrones is based on history?
When creating his highly detailed fantasy world, George R. R. Martin based much of Game of Thrones on medieval European history. In particular, Martin drew heavily from the War of the Roses; here are seven more possible historical connections.
What civilization is Game of Thrones based on?
The Roman Empire
But it's not just that great big wall the Romans constructed that GRRM was inspired by. Various elements of the Roman Empire have seeped into the world of Game of Thrones.