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 I
Region the Crownlands
Title King of Westeros
Heir Myrcella Baratheon
Overlord none, sovereign (disputed by House Baratheon of Dragonstone)
Founder Robert I
Founded 283 AL

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

King Robert, when he appoints Eddard Stark as Hand of the King, also offers Prince Joffrey's hand in marriage to Ned's daughter Sansa. Robert is killed by a boar while out on a hunt, inebriated by strongwine arranged for by his wife Cersei Lannister, who fears what he might do if he discovers the truth that her three children are not his, but are the result of incestuous liaisons with her brother Jaime the Kingslayer. The claim of this line to the Iron Throne is disputed by their "uncles," Stannis Baratheon and Renly Baratheon.

The second ruler of the house, Joffrey I, created their new coat of arms, the crowned stag of House Baratheon, black on gold, and the lion of Lannister, gold on crimson, combatant.[1][2] The new king, Tommen I continues to use this blazon.[3] Since its current lord remains a child, the House is, for all practical matters, controlled by House Lannister.

Tyrion Lannister, acting as Hand of the King, betroths his niece Princess Myrcella to wed 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. He, however, is assassinated during his wedding feast, his throne and his bride Margaery Tyrell passing to the new King Tommen. Princess Arianne Martell plots to crown Princess Myrcella as Queen of Westeros, as she would be according to Dornish law. Her conspiracy is betrayed and Myrcella is wounded by Ser Gerold Dayne.

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


 
 
Unknown
Baratheon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
{Aegon V
Targaryen}
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ser
{Harbert}
 
Unknown
Baratheon
 
 
 
{Rhaelle
Targaryen}
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
{Jaehaerys II}
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
{Steffon
Baratheon}
 
{Cassana
Estermont}
 
 
 
 
 
 
{Aerys II}
 
{Rhaella
Targaryen}
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Various
women
 
{Robert I}
 
Cersei
Lannister
 
Stannis
 
Selyse
Florent
 
{Renly I}
 
 
{Rhaegar
Targaryen}
 
{Elia
Martell}
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mya
Stone
 
 
{Joffrey I}
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shireen
Baratheon
 
 
 
 
 
 
{Viserys
Targaryen}
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Edric
Storm
 
 
Myrcella
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daenerys
Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gendry
 
 
Tommen I
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Others
 
 

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