US's The Harvard University will soon be introducing a new course which will be a medieval history course and interestingly it will be inspired by the popular thriller show Game of Thrones. It will be titled the Real Game of Thrones: From Modern Myths to Medieval Models.
As per a leading international tabloid, "The course will study a set of archetypal characters at the heart of Game of Thrones -- the king, the good wife, the second son, the adventurer, and so on, with distinct analogues in medieval history, literature, religion, and legend".
An assistant professor of German and the Study of Religion said, "Game of Thrones does dramatize nicely some fundamental things going on in medieval courts. Tensions between a queen and the younger women who marry their sons are some real housewives of 10th-century Germany kind of stuff, where you see these women going after each other."
"When I read medieval verse epics with my students, they'd say, Oh, that's like in Game of Thrones. No, if anything at all, it's the other way around. Isn't it partly our job (as professors) to use that interest and go deeper?," she added.