Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin recently shed light on the character Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie), revealing more about her backstory and confirming she has a famous ancestor.
Warning: Possible Game of Thrones spoilers below.
According to Vanity Fair, Martin appeared at a convention in Baltimore called Balticon to read aloud to those in attendance a new chapter from his forthcoming book The Winds of Winter. During his time in front of the crowd, the author announced that Brienne of Tarth is the descendant of Ser Duncan the Tall.