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House Baratheon of King's Landing

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House Baratheon of King's Landing
Joffrey sigil coat.png
Coat of arms Crowned stag of House Baratheon, black on gold, and the lion of Lannister, gold on crimson, combatant
Seat King's Landing
Current Lord Tommen Baratheon
Region the Crownlands
Title King of Westeros
Heir Myrcella Baratheon
Overlord none, sovereign (disputed by House Baratheon of Dragonstone)
Founder Robert Baratheon
Founded 283AC

House Baratheon of King's Landing is the royal line of House Baratheon of Storm's End, from which it comes. It was founded by Robert Baratheon after his successful rebellion against King Aerys II Targaryen. When he became king, Robert moved from Storm's End to King's Landing.

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Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

King Robert Baratheon, when he appoints Lord Eddard Stark as Hand of the King, also offers Prince Joffrey Baratheon's hand in marriage to Ned's daughter, Sansa. Robert is mortally wounded by a boar while out on a hunt, inebriated by strongwine arranged for by his wife, Queen Cersei Lannister, who fears what he might do if he discovers the truth that her three children—Joffrey, Myrcella, and Tommen—are not his, but are the result of incestuous liaisons with her brother, Ser Jaime the Kingslayer.

A Clash of Kings

The second ruler of the house, Joffrey I, uses a new coat of arms, the crowned stag of House Baratheon, black on gold, and the lion of House Lannister, gold on crimson, combatant.[1][2] However, the claim of Cersei's children to the Iron Throne is disputed by their uncles, Stannis Baratheon and Renly Baratheon. The latter is assassinated at Storm's End.

Tyrion Lannister, acting as Hand of the King, betroths his niece, Princess Myrcella, to Prince Trystane Martell in order to help avoid hostility with Dorne. King Joffrey's forces defend his House's claim to the throne against Stannis's branch of the family in the Battle of the Blackwater. After the battle, Joffrey's betrothal to Sansa is broken and he instead agrees to marry Margaery Tyrell.[3]

A Storm of Swords

Joffrey is assassinated during his wedding feast after marrying Margaery. The Iron Throne passes to Joffrey's younger brother, Tommen.

A Feast for Crows

The new king, Tommen I, weds Margaery[4] and continues to use the blazon introduced by Joffrey.[5] Since its current lord remains a child, the House is, for all practical matters, controlled by House Lannister.

Princess Arianne Martell plots to crown Tommen's elder sibling, Princess Myrcella, as Queen of Westeros, as she would be Joffrey's heir according to Dornish law.[6] Arianne's conspiracy is betrayed and Myrcella is wounded by Ser Gerold Dayne.[7]

A Dance with Dragons

After the arrest of Cersei by the Faith of the Seven, the influence of House Tyrell on Tommen increases.

House Baratheon at the end of the third century

The known Baratheons during the timespan of the events described in A Song of Ice and Fire are:

House Baratheon of King's Landing

Other Branches

House Baratheon of Dragonstone

House Baratheon of Storm's End


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lord Baratheon
 
Rhaelle
Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Steffon
 
Cassana
Estermont
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Various
women
 
Robert I
 
 
 
Cersei
Lannister
 
Renly I
 
Margaery
Tyrell
[8]
 
 
Stannis I
 
Selyse
Florent
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mya
Stone
 
Gendry
 
Edric
Storm
 
 
 
Joffrey I
 
Margaery
Tyrell
[8]
 
Myrcella
 
Tommen I
 
Margaery
Tyrell
[8]
 
Shireen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Barra
 
Bella
 
Unknown
twins
 
Others

Houses sworn to the Iron Throne

Household

The Small Council:

Former councillors

The Kingsguard:

Former Kingsguard

The Court:

References and Notes

  1. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 7, Arya.
  2. A Clash of Kings, Appendix.
  3. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 65, Sansa.
  4. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 12, Cersei.
  5. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 14, Brienne.
  6. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 13, The Soiled Knight.
  7. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 21, The Queenmaker.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Margaery Tyrell married 1st Renly, 2nd Joffrey, 3rd Tommen
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