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Golden Company GOT

The Golden Company was a sellsword company active in Essos. They were one of the largest and most skilled sellsword companies in the Free Cities, consisting of 20,000 men, horses, and war elephants. They had the reputation of never breaking a contract, which is quite uncommon among mercenary organizations. Their most recent captain was Harry Strickland. Their banner displays a cluster of gold skulls hanging from a red spear on a burgundy field. The Golden Company's forces were all but completely destroyed during the Battle of King's Landing, leaving their status as an organization uncertain. If there was ever a military unit in literature with more of a build up and less of a showing, I can't think of one!  They did worse than the Iraqi Republican Guard!Golden Company

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BBC TV Empire

It freaked out an entire generation of radio listeners in 1938. It invaded the stage in Jeff Wayne’s 1978 musical. It rose up again in Steven Spielberg’s 2005 version. And now, War Of The Worlds is getting a fresh adaptation on the BBC, bringing a new take on the classic H.G. Wells sci-fi story. This time the period setting remains (though we’re talking the Edwardian era, rather than Victorian Britain), with a leading heroine inspired by the suffragettes in Eleanor Tomlinson's Amy. Empire has an exclusive new image, as seen in the Review of the Year issue – on sale now.EMPIRE

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