Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow (he knows something) explains the UK general election using what we understand best: Game of Thrones.
Turns out, there are lots of similarities between the cut and thrust of Westeros and the political wrangling around Westminster.
The Lannisters and their debts, the Tyrells and their allegiances, the Dothraki and their horse hearts aren’t miles away from the current crop of politicians currently seeking your votes. There’s even room for the Freys, some Northerns, the Wildlings, the Night's Watch and wolves.
It's not the Battle of the Trident or the Battle of the Blackwater, and there are no dragons. But the election on May 7 is shaping up to be an epic battle that'll be just as hard fought.