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Many Game of Thrones viewers will have been shocked by the brutal punishment endured by Cersei (Lena Headey) in the season five finale earlier this week.
A notably beautiful woman (according to contemporary accounts), she was mistress to not just the King, but to several other noblemen.
But when Edward died, in 1483, he was succeeded by his brother Richard, who initially ruled as Lord Protector but later became Richard III – and who was none too fond of Shore.
Game Of Thrones star Lena Headey has said Cersei Lannister’s penance walk was ‘humiliating on an epic scale’, but it turns out she had a body double to do the worst part for her.
In the season five finale, wicked queen Cersei confessed to her incestuous relationship with her cousin Lancel Lannister and as punishment was stripped naked, beaten, had her head shaved and was paraded through the streets as crowds gathered to mock her.
(She understandably kept quiet about her adultery with her brother, Jaime.) During a 2011 interview, Game of Thrones author George RR Martin revealed that, while the public shaming might seem unusually cruel, the scenes, which feature in his 2011 novel A Dance With Dragons, were in fact inspired by a real-life case from Medieval Britain.Season Six's bloody finale was bitter-sweet, leaving the shamed shame nun at the mercy of Cersei Lannister's zombified bodyguard.By some small miracle Septa Unella could return next season, but we are guessing she is already Mountain meat by now."Jane Shore, mistress of King Edward IV, was punished that way after Edward died," he explained. It was a punishment directed at women to break their pride.And Cersei is defined by her pride." Jane Shore herself, it transpires, was in fact named Elizabeth Shore (the name "Jane" appears to be a mistake, passed down through history after it was invented by a playwright in the 17th century).