Check out the full list of Histories and Lore segments from the Game of Thrones season 7 Blu-Ray


Game of Thrones season 7 will be available to purchase via Blu-Ray and DVD on December 12, and as per usual, the Blu-ray box set will include the always-popular Histories and Lore animated videos, deep dives into select parts of the show’s mythology. As an example, here’s one from the season 6 Blu-ray about the War of the Ninepenny Kings, narrated by Ian McShane (Septon Ray):

As Redditor TheDragonDemands explains, when a company is putting out a Blu-ray boxset of a season of television, it have to submit the content to ratings board types so it can be reviewed for objectionable material. Depending on the rules in play, the ratings boards may post a list of the content it reviewed on its website.

How does that help us? Well, after reviewing the season 7 Blu-ray boxset, the British Board of Film Classification posted the number of Histories and Lore segments, complete with runtimes. Check them out:

  • The Dragon Pit: 3:08
  • The Citadel: 2:32
  • Casterly Rock: 1:20
  • Highgarden: 3:24
  • The Golden Company: 2:55
  • Prophecies of the Known World: 4:08
  • The Hand of the King: 4:01
  • The Rains of Castamere: 5:40

In total, season 7’s Histories and Lore will run for 27 minutes and 8 seconds. We don’t know who the narrators will be yet, although we can make some guesses. Might Diana Rigg (Olenna Tyrell) narrate the segment on Highgarden, or Jim Broadbent (Archmaester Ebrose) do the one on the Citadel? We know that Cersei is bringing the Golden Company to Westeros, so maybe Lena Heady will narrate that bit.

Of particular interest is The Rains of Castamere, the longest segment of the bunch. That title could refer to the story of when a young Tywin Lannister crushed House Reyne, the members of which were rebelling against their liege lords. That gruesome tale inspired the song “The Rains of Castamere.”

The Hand of the King, another lengthy segment, is also intriguing, as is Prophecies of the Known World. We’ll find out more when the Blu-ray comes out on December 12 (and if HBO stays true to form, they’ll probably release a segment or two beforehand).

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The Histories and Lord segments will appear on the Blu-ray set only. There’s another, lengthier animated segment — Conquest & Rebellion: An Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms — that will appear on both the Blu-ray and DVD releases. It will tell the story of Aegon Targaryen’s conquest of Westeros. HBO released a clip from that, narrated by Harry Lloyd (Viserys Targaryen, still going strong six years after his death):

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