The Real War Of Thrones

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  • 2018
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.1  (121)

The Real War Of Thrones is a documentary series that explores the true events that inspired George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire novels and the hugely popular Game of Thrones television series. The show is available on the streaming platform Curiosity Stream and was produced and directed by Marie Bouvet in 2017 and 2018.

Hosted by historian and author Dan Jones, The Real War Of Thrones takes viewers on a journey through the bloody and intriguing history of medieval Europe. The show is divided into four episodes, each focusing on a different era of conflict and political intrigue. The series features stunning reenactments, expert commentary, and interviews with leading historians and scholars.

The first episode, "Battlegrounds," explores the power struggles among the feuding nobility of medieval Europe. From the Battle of Hastings in 1066 to the Hundred Years' War between England and France, this episode highlights the brutal fighting and shifting alliances that characterized this era. Through detailed analysis of famous battles and tactics, "Battlegrounds" provides insight into the origins of military strategy and technology that would later inspire Martin's novels.

The second episode, "Kingdoms," delves into the complex political systems that shaped medieval Europe. From the feudal system to the Holy Roman Empire, viewers learn about the different forms of governance and the struggles for power between monarchs, bishops, and nobles. Through interviews with historians and reenactments of key events, this episode demonstrates the origins of the intrigue and power struggles that would later inspire the political maneuvering of Game of Thrones.

The third episode, "Bloodlines," examines the dynastic struggles that characterized the medieval period. From the Norman invasion of England to the Wars of the Roses, the episode focuses on the rise and fall of family dynasties, their alliances and betrayals, and the violence that ensued as they fought for power. Viewers gain insight into the intricate family relationships and emergent concepts of "legitimacy" that made up the fabric of medieval society.

The final episode, "Revolutions," explores the social upheaval and religious conflicts that shook medieval Europe. From the devastation of the Black Death to the Protestant Reformation, this episode showcases the ways in which ordinary people challenged the established social and religious order. Through interviews with historians and reenactments of key events, viewers gain a better understanding of the forces that shaped the world of Martin's novels.

Overall, The Real War Of Thrones is a captivating documentary series that takes viewers on an immersive journey through the bloody and dramatic history of medieval Europe. Hosted by the knowledgeable and entertaining Dan Jones and featuring stunning reenactments and expert commentary, the show provides a fascinating look into the inspiring true events that shaped some of the most beloved works of fantasy fiction.

The Real War Of Thrones is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on March 1, 2018.

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The Last of the Valois 1584 -1594
6. The Last of the Valois 1584 -1594
April 11, 2019
In France, Henry III still has no heir. Catherine de Medici is determined to prevent him from being the last of the Valois line and leaving the throne to Henry of Navarre. Yet again, the wind of revolt blows over the kingdom of France and leads to the assassination of Henry, Duke of Guise.
Feuding Brothers 1575 -1584
5. Feuding Brothers 1575 -1584
April 11, 2019
Mary, Queen of Scots is forced to abdicate and flee to England, where Queen Elizabeth has her imprisoned. Refusing to acknowledge her cousin as her legitimate heir, Elizabeth accepts to wed one of Catherine de Medici's sons. In Flanders, William I requests military assistance from France.
Blood Wedding 1567 - 1574
4. Blood Wedding 1567 - 1574
April 11, 2019
In the name of religious tolerance, Catherine de Medici weds her Catholic daughter, Margaret of Valois, to the young Protestant heir of the Bourbon dynasty, Henry of Navarre. Protestants and Catholics are both in attendance. This event leads to the most infamous bloodbath in France's history.
Europe Ignites 1561 - 1569
3. Europe Ignites 1561 - 1569
April 11, 2019
In France, perfidy and treason plunge the French Kingdom into chaos. Behind new king Charles IX, Catherine de Medici rules in the background as master of the throne. However, she is unable to prevent a civil war.
In the Name of God 1558 -1561
2. In the Name of God 1558 -1561
April 11, 2019
The rise of Protestantism is dividing Europe. This is the beginning of the Wars of Religion. While celebrating an alliance treaty, Henry II dies during a jousting tournament. Espionage, conspiracies, treason - his son, the sickly Francis II, sees his life and his reign threatened by the Protestants.
Game of Queens 1542 - 1559
1. Game of Queens 1542 - 1559
April 11, 2019
In the middle of the Renaissance, the son of Francis I shakes up the foundations of Europe. Henry II, the King of France, secures a claim to the Scottish crown by marrying young queen Mary Stuart to his son, the future Francis II, heir to the French throne.
Where to Watch The Real War Of Thrones
The Real War Of Thrones is available for streaming on the Curiosity Stream website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Real War Of Thrones on demand at Apple TV Channels and Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    March 1, 2018
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (121)