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We’re no historians, but we do dig a bit of history when it totally explains our favourite show of all shows of forever.

TED-Ed’s “commitment to creating lessons worth sharing” has not only brought England’s War of the Roses to life for a whole new generation, but more importantly (priorities people!) has placed Game of Thrones into a perfectly plausible and almost undeniable historical context.

We could break it down for you: It’s 1300 and something, Henry the something married Margaret the something else and someone got their head cut off and war something-something; but that would be boring. Yes? It’s ok. You’re not hurting our feelings. Just watch the video. Then come back to us.

OK? OK. We’re left with a lot of questions. Mostly about who Danaerys is going to marry. To unite the Yorks and the Lancasters, er Lannisters… well that can’t happen. But, she could marry King Tommen (kill off Margaery Tyrell? Kill off Meereen nobleman, Hizdahr zo Loraq?), orrrr she could marry Bran Stark. Or Jon Snow. But, but… the Lannisters. Um, how about this: Myrcella Baratheon comes back from Dorne and marries … uh, Bran! Thus uniting houses Lannister and Stark.

But what of Dany?

Oh gods! We don’t know.

We leave it to you (and the comment section below). And if you’ve read the books, please! You know the refrain: No spoilers! Please.

 

Watch Game of Thrones Sundays at 9PM ET/MT on HBO Canada