History lessons at school can be a bit tedious. Game Of Thrones, on the other hand, is like a history lesson but with dragons and blood and shagging.
So it’s little wonder that a poll by ICM Research has discovered that while 24 percent of 25 to 34-year-olds could name a character from Game Of Thrones, only 15 percent could name the kings involved in the Battle Of Hastings.
If only, you’re thinking, there was a way to prove that you know your basic English history. Well, there is – with our Game of Thrones or Battle of Hastings quiz.
We’ve selected 10 statements about Robert’s Rebellion, the battle that sets the wheels in motion for Game Of Thrones, and The Battle of Hastings. All you have to do is identify from which event each statement applies to.
Robert’s Rebellion was the war that put Robert Baratheon on the throne prior to the start of the books and the TV show. Although it’s not shown in the show (series six is rumoured to include some flashbacks), several of the characters involved refer to the war frequently.
We’re trying to not give you any hints though – you’re on your own from here.
Enjoy. And watch out for stray arrows…