I would love to hear an episode which links stories, characters, and themes in ASOIAF to the real world history that influenced GRRM while writing them. For example, how the Lannisters and Starks are based on the Lancasters and the Yorks in the War of the Roses, how the Dance of Dragons is based on the Anarchy, and how The Red Wedding was based on the Black Dinner. In more general terms, how Valyria is based on Rome, how the wall is based on Hadrians wall,. I know that GRRM has already spoken some about the ones Ive already mentioned, but I am also curious about other theories you guys might have about other influences that may have occured but havent been mentioned.
"Past a certain point, all the dates grow hazy and confused, and the clarity of history becomes the fog of legend"
- Hoster Blackwood, to Jaime Lannister