With seven seasons down, if you’re not up to speed with Game of Thrones then you have a HEAP of catching up to do.

Sick of people talking about it and not having a clue what they’re on about? Can’t be shagged sitting through seven whole seasons – that’s 67 episodes – of death, despair, duplicity and dragons? Then have we got 12 minutes for you!

More specifically, the wonderful people at ScreenCrush have 12 minutes for you, having put together this handy, SPOILER-LADEN piece designed to get everybody up to speed before season eight lobs.

Have fun storming the castle!

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