Lyonel Corbray

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Lyonel Corbray

Title Lord of Heart's Home
Allegiance House Corbray
Born In 260 AC (roughly)[1], at Heart's Home[2]
Book(s) A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)
The Winds of Winter (mentioned)

Lord Lyonel Corbray is Lord of Heart's Home and head of House Corbray. He has two brothers of Ser Lyn and Ser Lucas.[3] He is over forty years old.[4]


During the Battle of the Trident, Lord Corbray was wounded. Lyonel carried his father back to the maesters in the rear, while his younger brother, Ser Lyn Corbray, grabbed their father's sword Lady Forlorn and led a charge against the Dornishmen. When Lord Corbray died, Lyonel inherited the titles and lands while Ser Lyn received the sword Lady Forlorn. Lyonel felt he was cheated of his birthright.[3]

Lyonel's first wife bore a single sickly child who died in infancy. As result, for all the years of their marriage his heir remained his younger brother Lyn.[5]

Recent Events

A Feast for Crows

Lord Lyonel does not join with the Lords Declarant who try to depose Littlefinger, Petyr Baelish, the Lord Protector of the Vale.[6] Lyonel marries the sixteen-year-old daughter of a rich Gulltown merchant, the marriage brokered by Petyr. Lyonel receives a significant dowry for marrying a commoner. It is a well-attended wedding, with a surprise attendee in Lord Benedar Belmore, who had recently reconciled with Littlefinger.[4] The Lords Declarant were expected to shun Lyonel's wedding. In the end, Lord Belmore, Lady Waynwood and the Knight of Ninestars attend, as well as the Lords Waxley, Grafton and Lynderly.

The Winds of Winter

Lord Lyonel does not attend the Tourney of the Gates of the Moon, remaining at Heart's Home with his new wife, who is now pregnant with his long-desired heir.[7]

References and Notes

  1. See the Lyonel Corbray calculation.
  2. George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, "Lyonel Corbray" entry.
  3. 3.0 3.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 23, Alayne I.
  4. 4.0 4.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 41, Alayne II.
  5. The Winds of Winter excerpt: Alayne
  6. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 10, Sansa I.
  7. The Winds of Winter excerpt: Alayne

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