House Bolton of Winterfell
|House Bolton of Winterfell|
|Coat of arms||A red flayed man on pink de sang|
|Words||Our Blades are Sharp|
Lord of Winterfell|
Lord of the Hornwood
|Overlord||House Bolton of the Dreadfort (ADWD)|
A Clash of Kings
Ramsay Snow, the Bastard of Bolton, leads the Dreadfort's garrison in betraying Ser Rodrik Cassel's army of Stark loyalists in a battle at Winterfell. Although Bran and Rickon Stark hide during the sack of Winterfell and later escape, they are presumed dead.
A Storm of Swords
Roose Bolton, Lord of the Dreadfort and Ramsay's father, betrays Robb Stark, King in the North, in the Red Wedding. The Iron Throne names Roose the new Warden of the North and legitimizes Ramsay. Steelshanks Walton departs King's Landing with a girl claimed to be Arya Stark; she is to marry Ramsay Bolton and cement House Bolton's claim to Winterfell. Tywin, however, hopes the Boltons will exhaust themselves fighting the ironborn, allowing Tyrion to later claim Winterfell.
A Dance with Dragons
Ramsay signs himself as Lord of Winterfell in a letter sent to Deepwood Motte. Roose gathers many northern bannermen to Winterfell, the ruins of which are partially repaired. Ramsay weds the fake Arya, actually Jeyne Poole, in Winterfell's godswood.
House Bolton of Winterfell at the end of the third century
The known Boltons of Winterfell during the timespan of the events described in A Song of Ice and Fire are:
- Lord Ramsay Bolton, the new Lord of Winterfell, Lord of the Hornwood, and heir to the Dreadfort.
References and Notes
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 66, Theon VI.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 69, Bran VII.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 14, Catelyn II.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 28, Sansa III.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 19, Tyrion III.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 51, Catelyn VII.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 53, Tyrion VI.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 72, Jaime IX.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 29, Davos IV.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 26, The Wayward Bride.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 37, The Prince of Winterfell.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 51, Theon I.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 62, The Sacrifice.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 41, The Turncloak.