A Very Brief Recent History of Westeros

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PeppermintGlow : stick it up your bum [panting] [panting inTENSIFIES] ...treason.

The Dom : If we could all be respectful of the fact that some people are not up to date with the show and or the books and avoid posting spoilers in the comments I'd be most grateful. I say this as someone who deeply regrets not thinking once and ruining the surprise for a bunch of people.

ThatAilurophile : "He did not, however, got this..." 😂

Buford T. Justice : You just can't treason with a mad king.

thessan11 : I'm sobbing with laughter. These voices are amazing

R3GARnator : You should make the mad king a recurring character!


Lana Alba : Also, "Stormborn" will "almost certainly be the only title" Daenerys will pick up in her life. That is very certainly most certain! Sir, your videos are a riot! Thank you.

Volran : We need more Mad King in the next videos. He was hillarious. 😍

prince : I don't care about GoT at all, yet I still watch these videos. Why? Because The Dom is just that awesome of course.

IZathrus : I would be completely happy if all you ended up doing for Game of thrones/A Song Of Ice And Fire where these style of recaps for the events of the seasons and or the books.

Anon Mouse : The best bit about Aerys burning the Starks was that he gave them a trial, but chose fire as his champion. Lol, what a droll troll he was.

Kattywompus : I'm dying over the fact that you used a picture of Elsa to represent baby Daenerys, it's amazing

Something Generic : Rickard and Brandon Starks death were so bloody gnarly. One was roasted alive in his own armour and the other strangled himself in a desperate attempt to save his father. Damn you George with your creative and emotional deaths 😢

Shelby Hotz : Gotta say, your Aerys voice is pretty hilarious

Ariella Kahan-Harth : The Aerys voice killed me! He sounds like Gollum if he was high. TRRREEEAAAASSSONNNN!

coynie3 : "... earning her daughter what would almost certainly be the ONLY title she would ever pick up in her life." So true. I've always said Daenerys didn't have enough titles :P

The Weird and the Wonderful : You realise, of course, that now your comment section shall be a screeching litany of "TREEEEEASON" for _all eternity_, right ? : P

saikin13 : I fully encourage "TREASON" becoming a recurring joke during these reviews!

MasterPoppers : It should be noted that while these events pretty much happened as stated in the canon of the show, Robert's Rebellion in the books is extremely mysterious. While the sack of King's Landing did occur, and the Battle at the Trident happened as described, the rest of the war is frankly uncertain to book readers.

Domanese : Fantastic. Now I will never be able to think of Mad King Aerys without thinking of Andy Serkis parodying Gollum parodying Mad King Aerys. "PREEEEEEECCCCIIIIIOOOOUUUSSSS!!!!"

Clare Ann : I’m gonna be honest... this is way more entertaining than the books and the show.

1987MartinT : Your King Aerys is pretty spot on.

Claudia Gurr : I never thought I'd say this, but I love the mad king! :D

Trillian X : When can we buy the burn them all song on iTunes?

MandalorSkyrd : I was just wondering why do you always brush off the Greyjoy and the Iron Islands? The Greyjoy are one the Great Families and the Iron Island are one of the Seven kingdoms (I know it's a "very brief" recent history but still ^^) Otherwise nice recap, love your Aerys :D TREASON!!

Ana Júlia Albuquerque : i don't have money for patreon yet so i don't know where else to write this but... would you ever consider doing a lost in adaptation of american gods by neil gaiman?

Dave Katzin : Mad King Aerys-- your new recurring character, yes?

Catherine Morrill : Technically one thing you mentioned isn't common knowledge at the start of the books. Jaime never told anyone that Aerys had arranged to destroy kings landing with wildfire leaving most of westeros to assume he turned on the king as part of his dads power grab.

Amber Collier : the scream sound effect did my dog a frighten :o

Mis Shelly : lol, my new favorite song! Burn them all burn them all burn them all burn them alllllll, burn them all burn them all... Omg, it MAY, be as good as "The DOOM song"

metalskie : I love the idea of you fastidiously making Lyanna on dolldivine lol

Elliot Jenner : The whole "burn them all" thing was not really general knowledge (there was a general tendency for people to believe the Stark side of the story which conveniently left out that part in favor of "the Lannisters are othbreaking bastards" narrative).

Victoura56 : Seriously Dom, how much fun did you have doing the voices? Friggin' hilarious!!! XD

C.B. Smith : When you've read through all the main books and yet still learn something in these videos*

Heather Calun : I wouldn't mind if you used your paper doll schtick to teach actual history.


Tadicuslegion78 : And thus I take the unpopular position the Targaryens got what was coming to them..and also why I wouldn't last five minutes in Game of Thrones because when Danerys gets into one of her many whiny tantrums about Westeros and her father I would have been that guy who tells her, "Look your father was an insane monster who pissed off the right number of wrong people and your oh so perfect brother Rhaegar everyone praises, well this is all on him because he couldn't keep it in his pants. And the way you're going about here in Easteros, I give it 2 years at most before someone chops your head off because you're a lousy queen

Anonomius0 : You know after reading 'A World of Ice and Fire', which is a history of the world of a song of ice and fire and includes a Targaryen family tree, do you know what the most shocking thing I learnt about the Targaryens? THERE WEREN'T AS INBRED AS YOU THINK THEY WERE. Oh don't get me wrong, brother sister marriages definitely happened (along with a couple of other pairings that would be considered to be incestuous along with cousin marriages, although these were considered exceptable by the westerosi), but Targaryens were shockingly more likely to marry someone of no relation (at least, no known relation) than they were to their sibling.

McCammalot : I was actually surprised and shocked when this ended. Like, I flinched when the credit began rolling, I was that engrossed. 0__0 Do more, pretty please?

AnimeKandy27 : You were having way too much fun with Aerys... :)

gamelover260 : You need to do a series like this but with real life history

Mr Freddo Renton : TREEE-Beard

Attila Hendrich : Burn the mall.

Daily Dosage Of Dank : I killed that mad man... Your welcome westeros

Shreejan Rijal : The Dom - if you can't find a proper image of the Iron Throne that stays true to George R R Martin's version, you should read The World of Ice and Fire. It has the most accurate version of the throne.

Matrim42 : Burn them all, burn them all, burn them all, burn them all, burn them all, burn them all, burn them all, burn them all, burn the mall, burn the mall, burn the mall, burn the mall, burn the mall, burn the mall, ban the mall, ban the mall, ban the mall, ban the mall, ban the mall, ban the Moor, ban the Moor, ban the Moor, ban the Moor, ban the Moor, ban the Moor, burr the Moor, burr the Moor, burr the Moor, burr the Moor, burr the Moor, burr the Moor, burr the Moor, burr the Moor, furthermore, furthermore, furthermore, furthermore, furthermore, furthermore, furthermore...

Carl Rood : These are among my favorites of your videos. Any chance doing other recaps in this style?

Patrick Frost : Targeryon all like: TREEEEEEEAAAASOOON!!!! Commissar all like: HEEEEERAAAASSSSYY!!!

GyroMurphy : Sooooo....burn them all?