Aelinor Penrose

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Aelinor Penrose
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Alias Aelinor Targaryen[1]
Title Lady
Queen consort
Allegiance House Penrose
House Targaryen
Culture Stormlands
Born At Parchments[1]
Spouse King Aerys I Targaryen
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
The Sworn Sword (mentioned)

Queen Aelinor Penrose was a noblewoman of House Penrose and the queen consort of King Aerys I Targaryen.[2][3]

History

Aelinor was married to her cousin, Prince Aerys Targaryen. He never showed any interest in getting her with child, instead shunning her bed. Rumor had it that Aerys never even consummated the marriage.[3][4] When Aerys ascended to the throne as King Aerys I, his small council urged the king to put Aelinor aside and marry another, hoping that Aerys's behavior was caused by dislike of her. However, King Aerys would not listen, and so Aelinor remained his wife.[3]

During the reign of Aerys I, it was said that Queen Aelinor would pray at the Great Sept of Baelor daily, beseeching the Mother Above to bless her with a child.[4] Aelinor and Aerys had no children.[3]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Jeor Mormont, Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, briefly mentions the queen of Aerys I in a conversation with Jon Snow about the lineage of Maester Aemon. Jeor mistakenly believes Aelinor was Aerys's sister, per the traditions of Targaryen incest.[5]

Family

Aelinor was a cousin of her husband, Aerys,[6] and while it is currently unknown how exactly Aelinor and Aerys are related, it is known that Aelinor does not descend from Princess Elaena Targaryen and her husband Ronnel Penrose.[7]

Lady
Penrose
 
Unknown
husband
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sons
 
Ronnel
 
Elaena
Targaryen
 
Aelinor
 
Aerys I
Targaryen
 
Jon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Robin
 
Laena
 
Jocelyn
 
Joy
 


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