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Kings
Coronation of King Robert Baratheon by - Henning Ludvigsen ©

Robert Baratheon's coronation

Title Your Grace, Your Radiance, Your Magnificence
Culture Westeros, Dorne, Ghiscar, Beyond the Wall, Basilisk Isles, The North, The Iron Islands, The Stormlands, The Westerlands, The Reach, The Riverlands.
Book(s) A Game of Thrones
A Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows (Mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons
The Hedge Knight
The Sworn Sword
The Mystery Knight
The princess and the Queen

Kingship is the position and power of a king. There have been many kings in the Known World. In Westeros Kings inherit the title when they are the next male in line. Each of the Seven Kingdoms had a king once, though Dorne started using the title "Prince" after King Mors Martell married Queen Nymeria, and the new rulers chose to abandon the Andal customs in favor of those of the Rhoynar. It is stated that Ghiscar had a king once, but the custom was not renewed until Daenerys Targaryen conquered Slaver's Bay. It is not known if the cities of the east have kings or not. In the Free Cities the ruler is elected in democracy, in Braavos there are Sealords.

Recently, a new Corsair King has risen in the Basilisk Isles, and a new Pirate King has risen on The Stepstones.

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Westeros

King of Westeros

The first King of Westeros was Aegon I Targaryen, who conquered six out of seven kingdoms and was annointed in Oldtown. For almost 300 years House Targaryen reigned over Westeros until they were brought down in the War of The Usurper, starting the Baratheon Dynasty.


King in The North

Main article, King in the North

In 299AL, for the first time in almost 300 years, The North declared independence and named a King in the North, Robb Stark. He ruled close to a year, until his death at his uncle's wedding


Iron King

Main article, King of the Iron Islands

The Iron King, also known as the High King, King of the Iron Islands and King of the Isles, is the historic title given to the ruler of the Iron Islands. Using the Old Way the king is selected in a Kingsmoot, at the height of the Iron Kings rule they held the Riverlands, the Arbor, Bear Island and much of the western shore. Traditionally the King is crowned upon Nagga's Hill on Old Wyk, by the High Preist of the Drowned God with a driftwood crown. Recently King Euron Greyjoy took up the crown in a kingsmoot, declared after the death of Balon Greyjoy.


King of the Mountain and Vale

Main article, King of Mountain and Vale

The King of the Mountain and Vale was the title held by the rulers of the Vale, until the Targaryens arrived. The King of the Mountain and Vale is crowned with the Falcon Crown, held by the first men ruler the Griffin King, until it was taken by the Andal invaders and passed down from Arryn to Arryn.


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