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Want a Game of Thrones Vacation? Visit Northern Ireland!

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From the Tollymore Forest to the Marble Arch Caves, Ireland is the Seven Kingdoms! To explore the world of Westeros you only need to travel as far as Ireland. Ireland boasts more Game of Thrones locations than any other country in the world! While your waiting for the new season of Game of Thrones to…

Game of Thrones Character Infographic

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Game of Thrones Season 6 is only a few days away! If you need a refresher on your favorite characters (or at least the ones that are still alive) you’ve come to the right place. The good folks over at The Luminary created a comprehensive infographic for the Game of Thrones. Tune into HBO for…

Game of Thrones Season 6 News and Everything to Know

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Game of Thrones Season 6 is getting closer like the winds of winter. But there is plenty of news to keep fans warm. One of the few problems with watching (or honestly obsessing over, as we tend to do) a series like Game of Thrones is that its joyous annual induction of spring lasts for…

Axe throwing, sword forging – but no sacrificing – at Norway’s Viking school

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We’ve had the TV shows, we’re getting the theme park and now the Viking invasion is extending to higher education in Norway. Students at Seljord Folkehøgskule, a college 90 miles west of Oslo, are embarking on a new programme to learn traditional Viking skills such as sword forging, jewellery making and roof thatching, as well…

Game of Thrones inspires medieval baby name boom

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The trend for old-fashioned names has taken a step further back in time. For after the rise in popularity of Victorian names such as Amelia and Lily, parents in the UK are now being inspired by medieval influences when naming their babies. Experts say old English-sounding names are in fashion thanks to television programmes such…

Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series – Ep 2: ‘The Lost Lords’

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Back in December we highlighted the new, officially licensed Game of Thrones game, Iron from Ice. Iron from Ice is a 6 episode game that follows the fortunes of House Forrester. This week Telltale games released Episode Two, The Lost Lords. You can download it from Steam if you have a Mac or PC or…

2014 Medieval Year in Review: Television

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While the silver screen offered very little for medieval viewing the small screen is taking over! There was the obvious Season 4 of Game of Thrones, but it wasn’t alone. HISTORY, Starz, PBS and even Netflix offered something for TV Viewing. In fact your best bet for medieval fantasy is Television. Game of Thrones continues…

2014 Medieval Year in Review: Games & Apps

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The App store continues to dominate the smartphone market, but Google Play and Windows are making a nice dent. However with 3 different options there still isn’t a great offering for medieval apps. 2014 saw a few games released for smartphones and unfortunately no outstanding educational or reference medieval apps. Below is a break down…

5 Reasons You Should Watch Marco Polo

Marco Polo is a Netflix Original series released on 12 Dec 2014. It’s a 10 episode series exploring the life and times of trader and adventurer Marco Polo’s time in the court of Kublai Khan. Historical dramas based in ancient and medieval times are becoming more popular these days. Shows like Rome, Spartacus, Camelot, Pillars…

Game of Thrones: ‘Iron From Ice’ hits the App Store today

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If you need a little more Game of Thrones this winter you’re in luck! Game of Thrones: Iron From Ice arrives in the App Store today. (You can pick it up on Steam if you have a Mac or PC) Unlike previous Game of Throne games, this one is licensed by HBO and features the…

Game of Thrones theme song played by the Queen’s guards

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There are numerous versions of the Game of Thrones theme circulating the internet. But none with such a royal connection. Here is a video of the Queen’s Guards playing the Game of Thrones theme.

Alcazar of Seville royal castle to become ‘Game of Thrones’ set

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If, like us, you’ve been wondering about the Red Viper’s vaguely Spanish pedigree, you may finally be getting an answer. A medieval castle in southern Spain will serve as the newest backdrop in the next season of “Game of Thrones.” The staff of the Alcazar of Seville confirmed that the castle has been chosen as…

Game of Thrones Brady Bunch mashup

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There have been a lot of Game of Thrones mashups over the past few weeks. A lot of them include staples of the 80s, like the Magnum P.I. mashup (my favorite) or the Super Mario Bros. mashup. Now, thanks to The Wil Wheaton Project, we have a mashup from another staple of childhood, The Brady…

“Game of Thrones” Duel Echoes Medieval History by Dr. Steven Isaac

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In the seventh episode of the first season of Game of Thrones, Cersei Lannister speaks the line from which the series takes its name: “When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground.” Since 2011, a fever for Machiavellian treachery and ever-looming supernatural doom has moved beyond…

Game of Thrones, Super Mario Brothers Mashup

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Last week we posted a Magnum P.I. inspired Game of Thrones intro. This week there is another mashup making the rounds and it features the world of Super Mario Brothers. Mario has evolved over the years from defeating a giant gorilla, to cleaning out the sewers with his brother Luigi and finally moving into the…