Jeyne Westerling

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Jeyne Westerling
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Jeyne Westerling, by Eluas

Title Queen
Lady of Winterfell
Allegiance House Westerling
House Stark
Culture Westermen
Born In 283 AC[1], at the Crag[2]
Spouse King Robb Stark
Book(s) A Storm of Swords (appears)
A Feast For Crows (appears)
Not to be confused with Jeyne Westerling, a wife of King Maegor I Targaryen.

Jeyne Westerling is the eldest daughter of Lord Gawen Westerling and Lady Sybell Spicer. In the television adaptation Game of Thrones her character is replaced by Talisa Maegyr of Volantis, played by Oona Chaplin.


See also: Images of Jeyne Westerling

Jeyne is a shy, pretty girl, though according to Jaime Lannister not a beauty to lose a kingdom for.[3][4] She is slender of posture. Jeyne has chestnut curls, a heart-shaped face, and brown eyes.[3]


House Westerling is an old house that descends from the First Men.[3] Although noble and old the family is not rich, their gold mines having failed. Presumably to better his finances Gawen Westerling wed Sybell Spicer, the daughter of an ennobled family that descended from merchants. Because of the low standing of Jeyne's mother, she was rejected as a match for one of Kevan Lannister's sons.[5]

Recent Events

A Storm of Swords

Jeyne Westerling nursing Robb Stark - by Lauren Cannon ©

During King Robb Stark's expedition in the westerlands his army storms the Crag, the ancestral keep of the Westerlings. Robb is wounded by an arrow and is nursed by Jeyne. While still at the Crag, Robb receives a message that his younger brothers, Bran and Rickon, have been killed by his former friend, Theon Greyjoy. Jeyne comforts Robb in his grief and they sleep together. To protect her honour he marries her the next day.[3] The marriage leads directly to the break-up of her husband’s alliance with House Frey, as Robb had sworn to wed a daughter of Lord Walder Frey. The outraged Freys take their forces back to the Twins, although a part of their strength remains with Lord Roose Bolton.[3]

The couple are devoted to each other and try to conceive. Jeyne tries hard to be a good wife for Robb, although she is worried about the pressure he is under as King in the North. On Catelyn Stark's advice she tries to be patient and understanding.[6] Robb for his part is able to smile and be temporarily without worries when he is in her company.[7]

After negotiations, House Frey offers to ally themselves once again to the Starks in return for the marriage of Edmure Tully to Roslin Frey and a personal apology from Robb.[7] Jeyne remains at Riverrun to avoid extra tension between Lord Frey and her husband.[8]

At the wedding of Edmure and Roslin, Houses Frey and Bolton betray and kill Robb. After this Red Wedding, Jeyne is pardoned by the Iron Throne.[9]

A Feast for Crows

Jeyne goes into mourning, to the chagrin of her mother, Sybell Spicer, who had been in secret negotiations with Lord Tywin Lannister. Unknown to Jeyne, her mother had given her potions against pregnancy under the pretense of a fertility potion. Riverrun is besieged shortly after, but the siege is settled peacefully by Ser Jaime Lannister. He tasks Ser Forley Prester with returning Jeyne to her father, Gawen Westerling, back at the Crag. To avoid tales that her dead husband Robb had given her a child and thus an heir to the north, Jeyne is to remain unmarried for two years and is given a strong escort of soldiers with secret instructions to kill her if there would be any attempt at escape during the travel from Riverrun to the Crag. Before she leaves, Jaime notices that Jeyne has ripped her finely-made clothes in an act of mourning for Robb and rebellion at her mother.[4]


Jeyne has two brothers, Raynald and Rollan, and a sister, Eleyna. Her elder brother Raynald was present at the Red Wedding, at which he freed Grey Wind and tried to escape the Freys by jumping in the river. However, he is presumed dead.[10] Her younger brother Rollam served as Robb's squire.[3] Jeyne and her younger sister Eleyna are both to marry lords or heirs, as negotiated between their mother and Tywin Lannister.[4]

Sybell Spicer
Robb Stark

Quotes by Jeyne

I shall be a good and true wife to Robb, I swear. And as wise a queen as I can.[3]
- Jeyne to Catelyn Stark

Sybelle: She would not give up the little crown the rebel gave her, and when I tried to take it from her the willful child fought me.

Jeyne: It was mine. You had no right. Robb had it made for me. I loved him.[4]

- Sybell Spicer and Jeyne to Jaime Lannister

Quotes about Jeyne

Jeyne is bright as well as beautiful. And kind as well. She has a gentle heart.[3]
- Robb Stark to Catelyn Stark

Jeyne Westerling is her mother's daughter, and Robb Stark is his father's son.[5]
- Tywin Lannister to Tyrion Lannister

References and Notes

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