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Introduction

Carolyne Larrington

Carolyne Larrington is Professor of Medieval European Literature at University of Oxford, UK. She is the author of The Women’s Companion to Mythology (1997), King Arthur’s Enchantresses (2006), The Land of the Green Man (2015) and Winter is Coming (2015), among others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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All Men Must Die : Power and Passion in Game of Thrones

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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... traditional depictions of the medieval’. David W. Marshall, ‘Neomedievalism, Identification, and the Haze of Medievalism’, Studies in Medievalism 20 (2011): 21–34 at 22.See Carolyne Larrington, ‘“(No More) Reaving, Roving, Raiding...

Introduction

Carolyne Larrington

Carolyne Larrington is Professor of Medieval European Literature at University of Oxford, UK. She is the author of The Women’s Companion to Mythology (1997), King Arthur’s Enchantresses (2006), The Land of the Green Man (2015) and Winter is Coming (2015), among others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Winter is Coming : The Medieval World of Game of Thrones

I.B.Tauris, 2016

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...Tyrion: ‘The wide world is full of such mad tales. Grumkins and snarks, ghosts and ghouls, mermaids, rock goblins, winged horses, winged pigs … winged lions.’ Griff: ‘Kingdoms are at hazard here. Our lives, our names, our honor...

The Centre

Carolyne Larrington

Carolyne Larrington is Professor of Medieval European Literature at University of Oxford, UK. She is the author of The Women’s Companion to Mythology (1997), King Arthur’s Enchantresses (2006), The Land of the Green Man (2015) and Winter is Coming (2015), among others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Winter is Coming : The Medieval World of Game of Thrones

I.B.Tauris, 2016

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... asks if he is Robb’s brother, ‘Now and always’, and Robb returns, ‘Now and always’ (1.10), a phrase that Theon repeats.On ‘sworn brothers’, see Carolyne Larrington, Brothers and Sisters in Medieval European Literature (Woodbridge: Boydell...

Viviane, the Damoiselle Cacheresse and the Lady of the Lake

Carolyne Larrington

Carolyne Larrington is Professor of Medieval European Literature at University of Oxford, UK. She is the author of The Women’s Companion to Mythology (1997), King Arthur’s Enchantresses (2006), The Land of the Green Man (2015) and Winter is Coming (2015), among others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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King Arthur’s Enchantresses : Morgan and Her Sisters in Arthurian Tradition

I.B.Tauris, 2006

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...The greatest magician of the medieval world Merlin has two or perhaps three students, all women: Viviane, Morgan and the Lady of the Lake.The identification of the Lady of the Lake and Viviane/Niviene/the damoiselle cacheresse...

Afterword

Carolyne Larrington

Carolyne Larrington is Professor of Medieval European Literature at University of Oxford, UK. She is the author of The Women’s Companion to Mythology (1997), King Arthur’s Enchantresses (2006), The Land of the Green Man (2015) and Winter is Coming (2015), among others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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All Men Must Die : Power and Passion in Game of Thrones

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...Epic traditionally ends either with a (relatively) happy ending or with a strong intimation that the story is ‘to be continued’. The Odyssey finally allows its hero to find his way home to Ithaca, to his wife and son; the Æneid, though...

Epilogue

Carolyne Larrington

Carolyne Larrington is Professor of Medieval European Literature at University of Oxford, UK. She is the author of The Women’s Companion to Mythology (1997), King Arthur’s Enchantresses (2006), The Land of the Green Man (2015) and Winter is Coming (2015), among others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Winter is Coming : The Medieval World of Game of Thrones

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...Unsullied, beware! Serious spoilers ahead!So we return from the farthest eastern shores of the Known World to familiar Westeros, but as ever it’s a Westeros in turmoil. As Tyrion argues:The Seven Kingdoms will never be more ripe...

Identity

Carolyne Larrington

Carolyne Larrington is Professor of Medieval European Literature at University of Oxford, UK. She is the author of The Women’s Companion to Mythology (1997), King Arthur’s Enchantresses (2006), The Land of the Green Man (2015) and Winter is Coming (2015), among others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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All Men Must Die : Power and Passion in Game of Thrones

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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... who played Summer and Grey Wind. Owned by William, Ross and Caelan Mulhall. © Carolyne Larrington. Over in Pentos, there is Daenerys, tremulous and huge-eyed, preparing for her wedding and pleading with her brutal brother...

Love, desire and hate

Carolyne Larrington

Carolyne Larrington is Professor of Medieval European Literature at University of Oxford, UK. She is the author of The Women’s Companion to Mythology (1997), King Arthur’s Enchantresses (2006), The Land of the Green Man (2015) and Winter is Coming (2015), among others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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All Men Must Die : Power and Passion in Game of Thrones

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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... Antrim, where Melisandre gave birth to the Shadow-Assassin. © Carolyne Larrington. Relatively late in the show Yara Greyjoy’s sexual preferences are revealed as lesbian, but a lesbianism as imagined by the male showrunners,...

Power and knowledge

Carolyne Larrington

Carolyne Larrington is Professor of Medieval European Literature at University of Oxford, UK. She is the author of The Women’s Companion to Mythology (1997), King Arthur’s Enchantresses (2006), The Land of the Green Man (2015) and Winter is Coming (2015), among others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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All Men Must Die : Power and Passion in Game of Thrones

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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... the epic storyline. See Carolyne Larrington, ‘Foreword’, Queenship and the Women of Westeros, ed. Rohr and Benz, vii–xviii. Power is an overarching attribute: it can be defined as the capacity to get things done even if others do not wish those...

Institutions and the family

Carolyne Larrington

Carolyne Larrington is Professor of Medieval European Literature at University of Oxford, UK. She is the author of The Women’s Companion to Mythology (1997), King Arthur’s Enchantresses (2006), The Land of the Green Man (2015) and Winter is Coming (2015), among others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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All Men Must Die : Power and Passion in Game of Thrones

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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... west of Westeros.Castle Ward, Northern Ireland, Winterfell. © Carolyne Larrington.The opening scenes of the main episode conform to medievalist normality: Bran is practising archery in the courtyard while Sansa is embroidering under...