Bethany Bracken

From A Wiki of Ice and Fire
Jump to: navigation, search
Bracken sigil coat.png
Bethany Bracken
Bracken sigil coat.png
Bethany Bracken.jpg
Bethany Bracken, by Magali Villeneuve, as depicted in The World of Ice and Fire

Allegiance House Bracken
Culture Rivermen
Born In 156 AC or later[1]
Died In 178 AC
Book(s) The World of Ice and Fire (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)

Bethany Bracken was a member of House Bracken. She became King Aegon IV Targaryen's seventh mistress.

History

Barba Bracken was King Aegon IV Targaryen's fifth mistress, and her father, Lord Bracken, had been his Hand, but they had been sent away in 172 AC and Melissa Blackwood had become Aegon's mistress. Barba and her father groomed her younger sister, Bethany, expressly to win the king's favor and displace Melissa Blackwood as his mistress.[2]

In 177 AC, Bethany caught Aegon's eye when he visited Stone Hedge to see his and Barba's bastard son, Aegor Rivers. By then, the king was fat and foul-tempered, but Bethany delighted him, and he took her back with him to King's Landing. However, Bethany found Aegon's embraces distressing, and for comfort she turned to a handsome knight of the Kingsguard, Ser Terrence Toyne.[3][2] The pair was discovered abed by Aegon himself in 178 AC.[2] Even though they proclaimed their love,[4][5] Bethany was forced to watch while Terrence was dismembered piece by piece.[6] Both Bethany and her father were then executed.[2]

Family

 
 
 
 
 
Lord Bracken
 
Unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Barba
 
Aegon IV Targaryen
 
Bethany
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aegor Rivers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


References and Notes

  1. See the Bethany Bracken calculation.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 The World of Ice and Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon IV.
  3. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 24, The Lost Lord.
  4. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 16, Sansa II.
  5. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 13, The Soiled Knight.
  6. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 17, Cersei IV.

Navigation menu