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|Allegiance|| House Greenfield|
|Died||In 299 AL, at King's Landing|
|Book(s)|| A Game of Thrones (Appears)|
A Clash of Kings (Appears)
A Storm of Swords (Mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (Mentioned)
Ser Preston Greenfield is a member of the Kingsguard.
He is short.
A Game of Thrones
Ser Preston was one of the Kingsguard who accompanied King Robert I on his boar-hunting trip, where Robert was gored. He is later present in the throne room when Ser Barristan Selmy is dismissed, and laughs at his former sworn brother's shame.
A Clash of Kings
He guards the Iron Throne when Tyrion Lannister sends Ser Cleos Frey back to Robb Stark with his terms for peace. When Ser Alliser Thorne, angry about how he has been treated by him, tries to grab Tyrion's sleeve after the reception, he is rebuffed by Ser Preston: "No closer, ser." Ser Alliser relents, knowing that it is unwise to challenge a knight of the Kingsguard.}
Ser Preston is part of the procession to see Princess Myrcella off to Dorne. When the mob goes mad in the streets of King's Landing, Ser Preston tries to cut his way back to aid the High Septon against the mob and is killed by the maddened people. It takes the Gold Cloaks a few days to find his body, as they search for a knight in white armour. However, the rioters have so severely stabbed and hacked at Ser Preston's corpse that he ia "red-brown from head to heel" and barely identifiable.
A Storm of Swords
Tyrion Lannister receives some hostile reactions among the smallfolk of King's Landing when he is inspecting the devastation left beyond the King's Gate after the Battle of the Blackwater. He assumes that, if he wasn't protected by Ser Bronn, the people would pull him off his horse and smash his face in with a cobblestone, as they did for Ser Preston.
When Ser Jaime Lannister assumes his duties as Lord Commander of the Kingsguard, he notices that in his absence the White Book has not been updated, as that is the Lord Commander's duty, and that the death of Ser Preston has yet to be recorded.
Lord Petyr Baelish tells Sansa Stark that, when he was arranging the contract for a marriage between King Joffrey and Margaery Tyrell in Highgarden, he let his men spread information about, among other things, the gruesome details of Ser Preston's death. Littlefinger suggests that, by doing so, he successfully planted the idea in Willas Tyrell's mind that his son Loras should join the Kingsguard in order to be able to protect his sister.
A Feast for Crows
Princess Arianne asks the guilt-ridden Ser Arys Oakheart during one of their dates whether he believes that he is the only member of the Kingsguard who ever loved a woman. Ser Arys shares that he knew, among other things, that Ser Preston used to visit a draper's wife when the husband was away.
References and Notes
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 18, Sansa.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 13, The Soiled Knight.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 43, Eddard.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 57, Sansa.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 2, Sansa.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 17, Tyrion.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 25, Tyrion.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 41, Tyrion.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 32, Tyrion.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 67, Jaime.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 68, Sansa.
- ↑ Bad reference param1.