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A name stemming from an ancient god of war and also that of a popular fourth century saint, ‘Martin’ has been present from the earliest of times.
While some of its bearers were prominent on the battlefield, others have stamped their mark on the historical record through their involvement in endeavours and pursuits ranging from political activism to the stage, sport, music and literature.
Presented here is the colourful and dramatic tale of the Martins.
Martin Family Name Mini-Book Excerpt
"In the creative world of the written word, George Raymond Richard Martin, better known as George R.R. Martin, and also as GRRM, is the best-selling American fantasy, science fiction and horror writer born in 1948 in Bayonne, New Jersey.
Winner of numerous awards that include a Quill Award and the British Fantasy Award, he is best known for his A Song of Ice and Fire series of novels – adapted for the television series Game of Thrones."