Game of Thrones' creepy cult was inspired by Catholic reformers, says G.R.R. Martin


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I didn’t expect some kind of Spanish Inquisition!


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So … it turns out Snoop Dog was right.

“I watch it [GoT] for historic reasons, to try to understand what this world was based on before I got here. I like to know how we got from there, to here, and the similarities between then and now.” – Snoop Dog


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https://vine.co/v/OpzdrZ30lPj


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Good to see the Black Legend is alive and well in Westeros.


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Nooooobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!

(Bring in the dreaded comfy chair.)


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I’d listen to Jonathan Pryce read insults from the Martin Luther insult generator all day long.

http://ergofabulous.org/luther/


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I suppose it is fortunate that there is no symbolic oppressed and murdered diaspora Jewish group in A Song of Fire and Ice, the old gods are more Norse animistic.


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I thought that this was almost absurdly obvious.


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The Great Schism (what I believe Martin is referring to with the whole multiple popes thing) had nothing to do with the Protestant reformation. The reformation movements were fairly heterogeneous but generally all undermined the idea of papal authority.

http://www.flowofhistory.com/units/west/10/FC72


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I’d listen to Luther read insults from the Martin Luther insult generator all day long!


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