Wilhelm II, German Emperor, with the Crown Prince Adalbert, the Prince August Wilhelm of Prussia, the Prince Oscar and the Prince Joachim

The Royal Wrecks: World War I and the Original Game of Thrones

HBO didn’t need to adapt George R.R. Martin’s fictional series involving wars of succession, dangerous alliances, overbearing villains and doomed heroes in order to have a ratings hit. The cast, plot, and setting for the real Game of Thrones played out over a century ago and although we tend to forget about it now, The …

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