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'Game of Thrones' just took us to school on history's biggest battles

Warning! Spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 6 follow.
‘The Battle of the Bastards’ was many things. It was Game of Thrones’ most expensive episode, costing around $10 million, and it took 25 days to shoot — another record for the show. 
Judging by how much of it my wife spent with her eyes squeezed nearly shut and her fingers in her ears, HBO succeeded at making one of the most tense, violent episodes of TV ever. 
It was also something of a history lesson. The episode schooled us in the strategies and the horrors of warfare throughout the ages, from the Roman Empire’s worst defeat to the American

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