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These are the real moments in British history that inspired Game of Thrones

You there, back of the class, pay attention. 

The boffins over at YouTube channel RealLifeLore have produced a history lesson that all of us managed to stay awake through from start to finish, which is a monumental achievement in itself.

In it, they draw parallels between it-actually-happened British historical events, including The Battle Of Hastings and the Roman invasion, and the nail-biting, stomach-churning, cliff-hanging stuff that happens in a little TV show called Game of Thrones. Heard of it? It's quite good. You should watch it. 

Oh, there's also a cameo from Kurt Russell, which is always nice.

We'll be throwing a little pop quiz at the end of the day, so feel free to take notes.

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