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
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 many wives of King Maegor I Targaryen.[2]


Jeyne was a tall and willowy. She was a renowned beauty.[3]


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.[4][5][6]

In 47 AC, Jeyne was being courted by the son of the Lord of Casterly Rock when King Maegor I Targaryen sent for her to be wed to him. She married him in a ceremony at King's Landing along with Lady Elinor Costayne and Princess Rhaena Targaryen. As all three had been widowed due to Maegor, they became known as the "Black Brides". 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.[4][5][6]

Lord Edwell Celtigar, the Hand of the King, announced half a year after the wedding that Jeyne was pregnant. However, her labor began three months early, and she gave birth to a stillborn monstrous child. Jeyne herself died soon after.[4][5][6]

In 48 AC, Tyanna of the Tower confessed to having poisoned Jeyne's child in the womb.[5][6]

Recent Events

A Storm of Swords

King Robb Stark refers to 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, as Robb had been sworn to wed a daughter of Lord Walder Frey.[2]


Maegor I
Lord Tarbeck
Stillborn child


  1. 1.0 1.1 See the Jeyne Westerling calculation.
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 14, Catelyn II.
  3. 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.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Fire & Blood, The Sons the Dragon.