Gyles Rosby, art by TheMico ©
|Died||In 300 AC, King's Landing|
|TV series||Game of Thrones: Season 1|
Appearance and Character
Lord Rosby owns a litter with rich carvings and silk draperies. According to Cersei Lannister, Gyles's horses are better dressed than most knights. Besides his castle at Rosby, Gyles also has spacious apartments in the Kitchen Keep in King's Landing.
A Game of Thrones
A Clash of Kings
Gyles attends the tourney on King Joffrey's name day, and he tries to cheer on Prince Tommen Baratheon when the boy rides against a quintain. During a small supper held by Lady Tanda Stokeworth, Lord Rosby leads a toast to King Joffrey I Baratheon. When he receives his copy of Stannis Baratheon's letter concerning the illegitimacy of Queen Regent Cersei Lannister's children with King Robert I Baratheon, Gyles forwards it to the small council.
Due to the War of the Five Kings, King's Landing is supplied mainly by Lord Rosby and Lady Stokeworth, for their lands are far enough away from the fighting to be untouched by the war. Gyles is present when Tyrion Lannister offers his terms for peace for Ser Cleos Frey to take back to Robb Stark, King in the North.
Lord Gyles survives the riots in King's Landing after the royal procession sees Princess Myrcella Baratheon off to Dorne. Upon returning to the Red keep, Gyles mentions that he saw the High Septon overwhelmed by the mob.
After the riots, Cersei fears for her son's life and decides to send Prince Tommen in secret to Rosby, dressing him as a page and putting him under the protection of Gyles. Tyrion finds out about the plan from Ser Lancel Lannister, however, and has Gyles and his entourage intercepted on the Rosby road by Ser Jacelyn Bywater. Tyrion later decides to release Gyles to appease Cersei.
During the Battle of the Blackwater, Lord Rosby stays in the Queen's Ballroom with Cersei and the other noble ladies. He drinks too much and passes out in a trencher of hollowed bread, which disgusts Cersei.
A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows
After the funeral of Lord Tywin Lannister, Gyles tells Queen Regent Cersei he has commissioned a statue of Lord Tywin to be placed by the Lion Gate in King's Landing. Rosby's coughing has gotten much worse and he is beginning to cough up blood.
Cersei learns that Tywin had named Garth Tyrell to become the new master of coin. In order to prevent another Tyrell from joining the small council, she lies to Lord Mace Tyrell, telling him she has already named Lord Gyles as the new master of coin to the council instead.
Gyles intends to replace many officials who had been appointed by Lord Petyr Baelish, and Cersei has him finance Qyburn's experiments on Ser Gregor Clegane. Cersei styles Lord Rosby as lord treasurer.
Noho Dimittis, an envoy from the Iron Bank of Braavos, meets with Gyles six times. Noho is irate when he learns from Cersei that she would suspend all payments on the loans from the Iron Bank until the War of the Five Kings is over. The envoy hounds Gyles so much that he takes to his bed coughing up blood.
Fearing that the Tyrells will force Garth as the new lord treasurer if Gyles dies, Cersei orders Pycelle to keep Lord Rosby alive. Despite the Grand Maester's treatments, however, Gyles is overcome by his sickness and dies at the Red Keep. Cersei threatens Pycelle by insinuating that he killed Lord Rosby, manipulating the Grand Maester against her rival, Margaery. Gyles does not leave behind an immediate heir, but he does have a ward at Rosby. Cersei claims that Lord Rosby's wish was to leave his lands and wealth to her son, King Tommen. Cersei names Ser Harys Swyft as the lord treasurer.
A Dance with Dragons
Six claims have been put forth for the Rosby inheritance.
Quotes by Gyles
Pycelle: Where is the coin to come from?lord treasurer is trying to say that we have too many gold cloaks and too little gold.
Quotes about Gyles
Lord Gyles has been threatening to die for as long as I have known him, but he is still with us, and will be for many years, I do hope. No doubt he will cough the whole lot of us into our graves.
Pycelle: I ... I have purged his lordship, bled him, treated him with poultices and infusions ... the mists give him some relief and sweetsleep helps with the violence of his coughing, but he is bringing up bits of lung with the blood now, I fear.
Cersei: Be that as it may. You will return to Lord Gyles and inform him that he does not have my leave to die.
- George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Gyles Rosby.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 39, Cersei IX.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 24, Cersei V.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 57, Sansa V.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 60, Sansa VI.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 2, Sansa I.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 65, Sansa VIII.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 7, Cersei II.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 58, Tyrion VII.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 40, Princess In The Tower.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 8, Tyrion II.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 15, Tyrion III.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 17, Tyrion IV.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 20, Tyrion V.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 41, Tyrion IX.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 44, Tyrion X.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 54, Tyrion XII.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 28, Sansa III.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 38, Tyrion V.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 60, Tyrion VIII.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 66, Tyrion IX.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 12, Cersei III.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 17, Cersei IV.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 28, Cersei VI.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 36, Cersei VIII.
- A Dance with Dragons, Epilogue.