The series is set on the fictional regions of Westeros and Essos and interweaves various plot lines with a group large cast. The first chronological arc follows a civil war between several noble houses for the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms. He following covers the attempts to restore the throne by the banished last scion of the realm’s deposed ruling regime; the third records the rising threat of the impending winter and the mythical beings and primitive peoples of the North. The novels and their adaptation derive aspects of their settings, characters, and plot from various events of European history. Principal Influence for the books is the English Wars of the Roses (1455–85) among the houses of Lancaster and York, caught in Martin’s houses of Lannister and Stark. Most of the Westeros is suggestive of High Medieval Western Europe, with its castles and gallant tournaments. The scheming Cersei, for example, calls to memory Isabella, the “she-wolf of France” (1295–1358). She and her family caused Martin, as described in Maurice Druon’s traditional novel series The Accused Kings, in particular. Other ancient inspirations for elements of the group include Hadrian’s Wall (which became Martin’s great Wall). The myth of Atlantis (ancient Valyria), Byzantine “Greek fire” (“wildfire”), Icelandic sagas of the Viking Age (the Ironborn). The Mongol swarms (the Dothraki), and elements from the Hundred Years’ War (1337–1453) and the Italian Renaissance (c. 1400–1500). The series’ high demand has been attributed in part to Martin’s skill at combining these different elements into a seamless full that appears convincing on its terms as an alternative history. This lengthy tale of betrayal love hatred and manipulation is the embodiment of the world when it still believed the bow and arrow was the pinnacle of weaponry which explains their primitive ideas. The most epic story is being told so stay toned for more glorious war.