Games of Thrones. Aside from the satisfaction of watching annoying actor after annoying actor meet a grizzly end (please, please stay dead, Jon Snow), there’s a perverse historical attraction too. It’s like when I went to the New York Renaissance Faire (best day of my life) – an audaciously selective mistranslation of European history that makes it seem actually fun. I watched Puck, Friar Tuck, and The Spanish Ambassador compete in a game of human chess at the pleasure of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth I. ‘Victorian‘, ‘Medieval‘ and ‘Renaissance‘ are bleeding-edge aesthetics which sit sassily under an old-timey (occasionally Steampunk) umbrella. Everyone wears a corset and elf ears and shouts HUZZAH. Anyway as I say, apart from the gore and butts and boobs – not enough penises though – this is the other thing Game of Thrones does for me. So naughty!
Here are our top 10 most “Game of Thronesy” pictures in the Bridgeman archive. Some are art historical; some are Sean Bean.
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