Hundred Kingdoms

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The Age of the Hundred Kingdoms was the broad period of Westerosi history prior to the continent's consolidation into the Seven Kingdoms which existed before Aegon's Conquest. Westeros was divided into numerous kingdoms, both powerful and petty and with fluctuating borders. Some monarchs used royal titles, while others used titles such as lord but were still sovereign. According to Maester Yandel, "Hundred Kingdoms" is common usage for the era, as Westeros was never divided into one hundred realms at any specific time.[1]

Crownlands

The crownlands were only created after Aegon's Conquest. Prior to House Targaryen's victory, the region contained local petty kings and was also disputed by kings from afar, such as the Storm Kings and river kings.

Dorne

Dorne was a patchwork of kingdoms until its unification by House Nymeros Martell during Nymeria's War.

Iron Islands

In antiquity, each of the Iron Islands had its own rock king and salt king. A high king wearing a driftwood crown was eventually chosen through kingsmoots. House Greyiron eventually made the title King of the Iron Islands hereditary, which was continued by House Hoare. The Hoares later became Kings of the Isles and the Rivers.

North

Over thousands of years the Kings of Winter from House Stark subdued the other kingdoms of the north. In later centuries the Starks were known as Kings in the North.

Reach

The Reach once consisted of various kingdoms which were consolidated by the Kings of the Reach from House Gardener.

Possibly once-sovereign houses include:

Riverlands

The riverlands of old were divided by numerous petty monarchs, although some river kings grew to become Kings of the Trident or Kings of the Rivers and the Hills. The riverlands eventually passed first to the Storm Kings from House Durrandon and then the Kings of the Isles and the Rivers from House Hoare.

Stormlands

The Storm Kings of House Durrandon conquered what is now the stormlands, although their rule was threatened by petty kings during the Andal invasion.

Vale

The Vale of Arryn consisted of a score of petty kingdoms which were conquered during the Andal invasion, after which they were ruled by the Kings of Mountain and Vale from House Arryn.

Possibly once-sovereign houses include:

Westerlands

The westerlands were gradually consolidated by the Kings of the Rock from House Lannister.

Possibly once-sovereign houses include:

References and Notes

  1. The World of Ice and Fire, The North.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The World of Ice and Fire, The Stormlands: Andals in the Stormlands.
  3. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 9, Brienne II.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 The World of Ice and Fire, Dorne: Kingdoms of the First Men.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 The World of Ice and Fire, Dorne: The Coming of the Rhoynar.
  6. The World of Ice and Fire, Dorne: The Andals Arrive.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 A Game of Thrones, Appendix.
  8. The World of Ice and Fire, The Iron Islands: The Iron Kings.
  9. The World of Ice and Fire, The Iron Islands: The Black Blood.
  10. 10.00 10.01 10.02 10.03 10.04 10.05 10.06 10.07 10.08 10.09 10.10 10.11 10.12 10.13 10.14 10.15 The World of Ice and Fire, The North: The Kings of Winter.
  11. 11.0 11.1 The World of Ice and Fire, The Reach: Oldtown.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 12.8 12.9 The World of Ice and Fire, The Reach: Garth Greenhand.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 13.8 The World of Ice and Fire, The Riverlands.
  14. The World of Ice and Fire, The Reign of the Dragons: The Conquest.
  15. The World of Ice and Fire, The Stormlands: House Durrandon.
  16. The World of Ice and Fire, The Stormlands: The Men of the Stormlands.
  17. 17.00 17.01 17.02 17.03 17.04 17.05 17.06 17.07 17.08 17.09 17.10 The World of Ice and Fire, The Vale.
  18. 18.00 18.01 18.02 18.03 18.04 18.05 18.06 18.07 18.08 18.09 18.10 18.11 The World of Ice and Fire, The Westerlands.

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