The Lord Confessor was a position of in the royal court in the Seven Kingdoms under the rule of House Targaryen. The Lord Confessor served as the royal torturer and was overseen by the King's Justice, the royal executioner. The chambers of the Lord Confessor are located along with those of the King's Justice and the Chief Gaoler, between the ground floor of the Traitor's Walk and the entrance to the dungeons.
Following the death of Maegor I Targaryen, under orders of Prince Jaehaerys, the Lord Confessor was arrested alongside the King's Justice, the Chief Gaoler, the Commander of the City Watch and the four remaining Kingsguard that had remained loyal to Maegor..
List of known Lords Confessor
- Unnamed Lord Confessor under Maegor I Targaryen
- Larys Strong, also master of whisperers
- Lord George Graceford
- Maester Rowley
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 27, Jaime III.
- Fire & Blood, Prince into King - The Ascension of Jaehaerys I.
- Fire & Blood, Heirs of the Dragon - A Question of Succession.
- Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - War and Peace and Cattle Shows.
- Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency.