A little bit of Westeros comes to Great Britain

Next month, one town in England will get just a little more cutthroat with a name change that conjures up images of fire-breathing dragons, violence, bloodshed, and royal intrigue.

In anticipation of the February 18 release of the third season of Game of Thrones on DVD and Blu-ray, the English town of Kings Langley will be changing its name to King’s Landing for one week in February.

In both George R. R. Martin’s epic fantasy series and its TV adaptation, King’s Landing is the capital of the Seven Kingdoms and the seat of royal power in Westeros.

Unfortunately for yours truly, this name change takes place well before my planned honeymoon to England. That’s probably just as well. Weddings and celebrations in Westeros have a history of turning out rather badly.

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