Medieval History supports killing many noble characters in fantasy fiction

A PhD student from the University of Oslo took the time to examine the validity of the number of characters that George R. R. Martin likes to kill in his Song of Ice and Fire Series. The author is famous for the mortality rate among his characters, and the student’s analysis of historical data from the War of the Roses confirmed that Medieval warfare took a high toll on people, including important people.

During this English civil war from the Middle Ages, people who started wars actually had to pay for the consequences of their actions with their lives. Looks like important people have solved that problem in modern times and just leave the dying to the peasants.

The kill rate in Game of Thrones is actually quite realistic, a new study reveals

“When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die,” Queen Cersei said. Apparently, she was right. Sorry, Jon. Your world is just as brutal as the real one was in Medieval times. George R. R. Martin started writing the first Game of Thrones (GoT) novel in 1996. That’s right kids, A Song of…

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