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Is Game of Thrones in the Middle Ages?
Indeed, Martin was inspired by historical events such as the Wars of the Roses, the Crusades and the Hundred Years’ War. It is no surprise that Game of Thrones is being used to stimulate interest in medieval studies. Westeros is replete with medieval staples such as knights, queens, broadswords and castles.
Is Westeros on earth?
No. The planet with Westeros has at least three continents (Westeros, Essos, and Sothoryos), a large landmass (Ulthos), and a number of many smaller islands. It looks like this on a map: There is no place on Earth that looks like the above.
Does coal exist in Game of Thrones?
Coal, more efficient than peat or wood, provided the fuel for the industrial revolution and there is no evidence coal or other fossil fuels exist in Westeros or beyond.
What year would Game of Thrones be set in?
The events of A Song of Ice and Fire begin. (The Prologue of A Game of Thrones takes place in 297 AC, and quite possibly the first few Daenerys chapters as well.) In the north, after thousands of years without encounter, the Others reappear in an attack on rangers from the Night’s Watch and a group of free folk.
What century is got set in?
The time period Game of Thrones actually represents is a fantasy version of what the historian Crosby called the Post-Columbian Exchange. This could be defined as the globalizing period of the 16th and 17th centuries.
Why is Braavos a free city?
They are called Free Cities because they are city-states in their own right, i.e. not subservient to any higher authority. So Braavos, despite being “only” a city, is as much a functional nation as the Seven Kingdoms. Each city has its own government, currency, armed forces, etc.
How was coal created?
Coal is formed when dead plant matter submerged in swamp environments is subjected to the geological forces of heat and pressure over hundreds of millions of years. Over time, the plant matter transforms from moist, low-carbon peat, to coal, an energy- and carbon-dense black or brownish-black sedimentary rock.