The Lineages and Histories of the Great Houses of the Seven Kingdoms

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Lord Eddard Stark reads The Lineages and Histories © Fantasy Flight Games
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Depiction in the TV series

The Lineages and Histories of the Great Houses of the Seven Kingdoms, With Descriptions of Many High Lords and Noble Ladies and Their Children is a book written by Grand Maester Malleon. It describes the lineages of the major houses in the Seven Kingdoms.[1]

It is a massive[2] and old book.[N 1]

The version of the book used in the television series Game of Thrones includes non-canon members of House Umber, including Harkon Umber, Mycah Umber, Lucan Umber, Gareth Umber, Joseth Umber, Regan Umber, and Corin Umber.

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Lord Eddard Stark uses the book as an aid to discover the truth behind the parentage of King Robert I Baratheon's children, Joffrey, Myrcella, and Tommen.[1]

Notes

  1. Although Eddard Stark describes the book as being "over a century old" and that "scarcely a man now alive had yet been born when Malleon had compiled his dusty lists of weddings, births, and deaths", the marriage between Gowen Baratheon and Tya Lannister is recorded in the book and it occured "some ninety years ago". Therefore we should not take Eddard's comments literally.

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