Jeyne Westerling (wife of Maegor I)

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Jeyne Westerling
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Jeyne Westerling, by Magali Villeneuve, as depicted in The World of Ice & Fire

Alias Black Bride
Title Lady of Tarbeck Hall
Queen
Allegiance House Westerling
House Tarbeck
House Targaryen
Culture Westermen
Born In 27 AC or before[1]
Died In 47 AC or 48 AC[1]
Spouse 1st: Lord Alyn Tarbeck
2nd: King Maegor I Targaryen
Issue Son
Stillborn child
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
Fire & Blood (mentioned)
The Sons of the Dragon (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)
Not to be confused with Jeyne Westerling, the wife of Robb Stark.

Queen Jeyne Westerling was a member of House Westerling. She was one of the six wives of King Maegor I Targaryen.[2]

Appearance

Jeyne was tall and slender, with lustrous brown hair.[3]

History

Jeyne was married to Lord Alyn Tarbeck. She was widowed when Alyn died during the Battle Beneath the Gods Eye in 43 AC. Jeyne was pregnant when her husband died, and gave him a posthumous son a few months later.[4][5][3]

In 47 AC, Jeyne was being courted by a younger son of Lyman Lannister, the Lord of Casterly Rock, when King Maegor I Targaryen sent for her to be wed to him.[3] She married Maegor in a ceremony at King's Landing, along with Lady Elinor Costayne and Princess Rhaena Targaryen. As all three women had been widowed due to Maegor, they became known as the "Black Brides".[4] Jeyne's son was present for the wedding, to ensure that she would take part in the ceremony as desired. The stories told of the wedding night claim that Jeyne was given a fertility potion by Queen Tyanna of the Tower, and either drank it, or threw it in Tyanna's face. After the wedding, Queen Jeyne's son was confirmed as Lord of Tarbeck Hall, and sent to Casterly Rock to be raised as a ward of Lyman Lannister.[5][3]

Lord Edwell Celtigar, the Hand of the King, announced half a year after the wedding that Queen Jeyne was pregnant, and Queen Elinor's pregnancy was announced shortly afterwards. Maegor, joyful, showered both his wives with gifts and honors, and granted new lands and offices to their fathers, brothers, and uncles. Unfortunately, Jeyne's labor began three months early, and she gave birth to a stillborn child, monstrous, lacking arms and legs but possessing both male and female genitalia. Jeyne herself died soon after.[4][5][3]

In 48 AC, Tyanna of the Tower confessed to having poisoned Jeyne's child in the womb.[5][3]

Recent Events

A Storm of Swords

King Robb Stark refers to Queen Jeyne Westerling to defend his wife and Jeyne's namesake, Jeyne Westerling, when his mother Catelyn Stark discusses with him how his marriage to Jeyne has slighted the honor of House Frey.[2]

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alyn
Tarbeck
 
Jeyne
Westerling
 
Maegor I
Targaryen
 
Brother(s)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lord Tarbeck
 
Stillborn child
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 See the Jeyne Westerling calculation.
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 14, Catelyn II.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Fire & Blood, The Sons of the Dragon.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Maegor I.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 The Sons of the Dragon.