The Real Historical Wars That Inspired Game Of Thrones

Did you know that Game of Thrones was inspired by the Wars of the Roses?

The death of King Edward III in 1377 created a power struggle between two noble families that would spanned generations and involved a massive cast of characters, complex motives and shifting loyalties. This amazing TED Talk video reveals the many historical people and events that George R. R. Martin used to create his epic fantasy.