True History

From A Wiki of Ice and Fire
Jump to: navigation, search

True History is a text of the history of Westeros, presumably written by maesters.[1] It suggests that the Battle for the Dawn and the building of the Wall occurred eight thousand years ago, rather than six thousand years.[2] The text states the Andal invasion began four thousand years ago,[1] rather than six thousand[3] or two thousand.[1] True History insists that the children of the forest abandoned the riverlands before the arrival of the Andals, contradicting the legend of Erreg the Kinslayer being an Andal who attacked High Heart.[4] It also suggests that Alyssa Arryn lived four thousand years ago, rather than six thousand according to legend[5] or two thousand according to Maester Denestan's Questions.[6]

Recent Events

A Dance with Dragons

Hoster Blackwood tells Ser Jaime Lannister that the Brackens usurped the riverlands from the Blackwoods as river kings a thousand years before the Andal invasion, according to True History, but the Blackwood family believes it was only five hundred years prior.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 48, Jaime I.
  2. The World of Ice & Fire, Ancient History: The Long Night.
  3. Alyssa Arryn is said to have lived six thousand years ago.
  4. The World of Ice & Fire, The Riverlands.
  5. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 40, Catelyn VII.
  6. The World of Ice & Fire, The Vale: The Eyrie.