Manfred Hightower (Aegon's Conquest)

From A Wiki of Ice and Fire
Jump to: navigation, search
House Hightower.svg
Manfred Hightower
House Hightower.svg
Title Lord of the Hightower[1]
Lord of the Port[1]
Voice of Oldtown[1]
Defender of the Citadel[1]
Beacon of the South[1]
Allegiance House Hightower
Culture Reach
Born In or before 37 BC[2]
Died In 10 AC or 11 AC[3]
Spouse Unknown
Issue Addam Hightower[3]
Garmon Hightower[3]
2 sons[1]
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)

Manfred Hightower[N 1] was Lord of the Hightower and head of House Hightower during Aegon's Conquest. He had at least four sons, including Addam and Garmon, and several daughters.[1][3]

Appearance and Character

Manfred was a cautious and godly man.[4]


When news arrived in Oldtown of the landing of Aegon the Dragon and his sisters, Visenya and Rhaenys, the High Septon fasted and prayed for seven days and nights under the dome of the Starry Sept. When he emerged he announced that the Faith would not oppose the Targaryens, because the Crone had shown him that to do so would mean the destruction of Oldtown in dragonflame.[4]

Lord Manfred, who was a godly man, heeded the High Septon's prophecy when he heard it. He kept his forces at Oldtown and when Aegon marched south towards the city, he freely opened his gates submitting to Aegon's authority.[4][5] Some say that Manfred also offered his youngest daughter's hand in marriage to Aegon I Targaryen, which Aegon declined so as not to offend his queens.[4]

Lord Manfred died during the First Dornish War, soon after the death of his son Garmon in 10 AC, and was succeeded by an other son, Ser Addam Hightower.[3]

Recent Events

A Feast for Crows

The new High Septon mentions Lord Manfred to Cersei Lannister during their meeting in the Great Sept of Baelor. He tells her that Manfred heeded the High Septon's prophecy.[5]


(Warrior's Son)
Maegor I


  1. Erroneously reported to have been named Banfred Hightower in the notes of the 2012 reading of The Sons of the Dragon


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Fire & Blood, Aegon's Conquest.
  2. See the Manfred Hightower (Aegon's Conquest) calculation.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Fire & Blood, Reign of the Dragon - The Wars of King Aegon I.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 The World of Ice & Fire, The Reign of the Dragons: The Conquest.
  5. 5.0 5.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 28, Cersei VI.