My favorite part of the post was the discussion on character correlations (though you can read the whole post here):
It's not always direct in Game of Thrones, as one of George R.R. Martin's characters might share personality traits with a certain historical figure or group, yet a situation or position in common with another. But some people see Cersei from Game of Thrones in The White Queen's Elizabeth Woodville, the commoner Edward IV married; others see her in Margaret of Anjou, the wife of Henry VI (the king Edward IV helped depose) because she's a commanding woman fiercely devoted to putting her sociopathic son on the throne. Yes, there is a Joffrey predecessor, and his name is Edward of Lancaster, a.k.a. the Prince of Ice. Although these aren't precise match-ups, The White Queen also has a mad king (King Henry VI of Lancaster), as well as an exiled heir to the throne (Henry Tudor). Edward IV, like Robert, also has two brothers vying for the throne. (His brother George, like Renly, doesn't even want to wait for his death, telling him, "I was hoping for your crown.") Bran and Rickon, meanwhile, are probably the Princes in the Tower.
I jumped to the Cersei/Elizabeth connection too – she married a so-called “usurper” after all – but then Elizabeth seems way too nice for Cersei (though the Lancaster/Lannister similarity still keeps me guessing). As for a mad king, the first connection that jumped to my mind was Aerys II. Of course, he’s long dead by the time A Game of Thrones begins. I’m at a loss as to who might be Tyrion’s doppelganger in this English civil war, but I’m looking forward to figuring that one out.
I will say that one thing I really enjoyed was the hint of magic in The White Queen. I know this drives devotees of “purest” historical fiction batty, but I write historical fantasy, so a little magic in the story always makes me smile. It’s still many months until Season 4 of HBO’s Game of Thrones, and I’m glad The White Queen is here to help to bridge that gap!
I am curious, however, if anyone has read anything more specific about the character connections between The War of the Roses and A Song of Ice and Fire as actually intended by GRRM. Please comment and let me know.