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‘The Kings’ Guard’: William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke – the real-life Barristan Selmy
‘Truth is stranger than fiction’. It’s an often-quoted cliché but one that frequently proves accurate. Real history can be more shocking, surprising, and entertaining than fiction. Ser Barristan Selmy, the Kingsguard commander who defected to Daenerys, appears to be like an idealised staple chara