Years after Aegon's Conquest/Calculations Events

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In the main series and novellas, George R.R. Martin does not state specifically in which year a certain event has taken place. This page lists the calculations to determine such years of all events for which this can be done, as specific as is possible, for all events for which this is possible. This information then can be used in articles and serves to give a more complete image of the world of A Song of Ice and Fire.

Contents

Turning of the years

Main Series

297AC

The prologue in a Game of Thrones takes definitely place in 297AC. During the Tourney of the Hand, Sansa Stark mentions that she met Ser Raymar Royce and his father when they visited Winterfell, on their way to the Wall. The timeframe Sansa mentions was 2 years ago.[1] During the prologue, Ser Waymar has been on the Wall for almost half a year.[2] The time in between Sansa remembering having met the Royces (during the Tourney of the Hand), and one of Ser Warmar's fellow rangers getting decapitated (during A Game of Thrones, Bran I), seems to have been at least 7 months, since King Robert visited Winterfell for at least one month, and the journey from Winterfell to King's Landing, and thus also from King's Landing to Winterfell, took about 2 months each. Robert cannot have left for Winterfell until 2 weeks after Joffrey’s 12th nameday (since he didn't leave until Jon Arryn had died, and Jon Arryn died a fortnight after Joffrey's nameday), which is known to have taken place in 298AC (see the Joffrey Baratheon calculation), although most likely more time passed in between Jon Arryn’s death and Robert leaving for Winterfell, seeing as how Cersei and her children were not in King's Landing when Jon Arryn died (they were making a tour to Casterly Rock), but they were present in the royal party. Naturally, some weeks passed in between arriving at King's Landing and the Tourney of the Hand, which are guessed at the lower bar of 1 month.

With roughly seven months having passed since one member of Ser Waymar’s group was found, and with roughly 2 years having passed since Ser Waymar still being on the way to Winterfell, this leaves a little less than a year and a half in between, half a year of which Ser Waymar spend at the Wall. With some months in between his visit to Winterfell and his actual arrival at the Wall, Ser Waymar and his group, consisting out of rangers Gared and Will, seem to have been considered missing for somewhat more than half a year, before Gared was found and arrested. Searching parties were still being send out to find them, which happened as well with Benjen Stark, who was still being searched for even though he had been missing for half a year.

298AC

With Joffrey’s 13th nameday taking place in 299AC (see Joffrey Baratheon), his 12th nameday will have taken place in 298AC. Jon Arryn dies after Joffrey’s 12th nameday,[3] and the first chapter (Bran I) from A Game of Thrones takes place after Arryn’s death. A Game of Thrones thus starts with a certainty in 298AC, with the exception of the prologue (see 297AC above).


The only other exception to this might be the Daenerys chapters in A Game of Thrones. Daenerys’ chapters in A Game of Thrones take place earlier in the timeline than all the other POVs, and might even partly take place in 297AC. See Daenerys Targaryen for more information about this.


298AC to 299AC

With certainty it can be said that the events in the storylines from Catelyn Tully’s POV in A Game of Thrones has crossed into the year 299AC upon reaching the Twins (see Walder Frey (Big Walder) and Walder Frey (Little Walder)), which provides us with one mark for crossing of the year.

With Rickon Stark having been born in 295AC (see Rickon Stark), Rickon’s age can be used as well for the turning of the years. From the Bran chapter where Rickon is mentioned to be four years old, all Bran storyline chapters occur certainly in 299AC. This automatically means that the news of Ned Starks death, occurring in said chapter, reaches Winterfell in 299AC.

Since the Red Comet appears in the sky after Rickon has turned 4, all POVs where the Red Comet appears can be said to take place in 299AC with certainty.

It can currently not be determined any more specific when the year turns into 299AC.


299AC to 300AC

The wedding of Joffrey Baratheon and Margaery Tyrell is known to take place on the first day of 300AC. With Joffrey Baratheon still 13 years old on his wedding day, while he has been 13 years old during the events of A Clash of Kings, as the books starts the King's Landing story line (thus Tyrion's and Sansa's POVs) with his 13th nameday, his 13th nameday thus took place in the year 299AC.

With Joffrey's wedding, and thus death, occuring on the first day of 300AC, all chapters in which his death is mentioned, and onwards, take place in 300AC.

In A Feast for Crows the Dorne storyline begins with the news of Oberyn Martell's death having already arrived. Oberyn Martell died after Joffrey's wedding day, and thus in 300AC, placing the entire Dornish storyline (Areo Hotah and Arianne Martell POVs) in 300AC.


300AC onwards

With Roslin Frey still being pregnant during the final chapters of ‘‘A Dance with Dragons’’, and with her becoming pregnant during the final month of 299AC (prior to Joffrey’s mentioned wedding on the first day of 300AC), ‘‘A Dance with Dragons’’ ends in 300AC

The Arya chapters in ‘‘A Dance with Dragons’’ are a source of speculation, since Arya’s story line takes place separately of the other POVs during the novel. Even though Arya’s chapters span large periods of time, or large periods of time pass in between, it seems that Arya’s chapters in ‘‘A Dance with Dragons’’ do end in 300AC, looking at the events occurring in the sample chapter Mercy, from ‘‘The Winds of Winter’’. Also syncing up is the first time it is mentioned to have snowed in the Riverlands, which occurs in the last Jaime chapter in ‘‘Dance’’. Arya later sees this occurring through the eyes of direwolf Nymeria, when she wargs the wolf in her sleep.

Dunk & Egg Series

The Hedge Knight

Duncan the Tall described his age in the Hedge Knight as "16 or 17", and in the Sworn Sword as "18 or 19". This already suggests that 2 years have passed. In addition Duncan makes several mentions of the time that has passed since Ashford in the Sworn Sword:

That was what they always said of those who had perished during the Great Spring Sickness two years past.
Ser Arlan's is two years dead
Egg had served Dunk for a good year and a half, though some days it seemed like twenty.


Ser Arlan dies while he and Dunk are on the way to Ashford.[4] They were about a day's ride away from Ashford, where Dunk stays for a few days, for the remainder of the Tourney, and his trial. Shortly (a few days) after Dunk's trial has been done, Aegon "Egg" enters Dunks service.

Ser Arlan is dead for 2 years, while Aegon has been Dunks squire for a good year and a half. This suggests that the actual passing of time is somewhere in between, around 1,75 years, or differently said, 1 year and 9 months.

In addition, when the Sworn Sword starts, Dunk states that he had been in Oldtown "half a year past", and that he had spend "a year in Dorne". When describing his travels, Dunk describes how the passage to Oldtown had been booked in Dorne, showing that after a year in Dorne, Dunk and Egg went to Oldtown. In between their time in Oldtown and the events of the Sworn Sword, half a year had passed, again showing that a minimum of half a year had passed.

Concluded can be that the time that has passed between the Hedge Knight and 'the Sworn Sword was in between 1,5 years and 2 years. With the Sworn Sword taking place in 211AC, this places the Hedge Knight in 209AC

Further confirmations comes from the fact that it is mentioned that Prince Maekar has been at Summerhal since his father's death for almost 1,5 years, where he went after the Spring Sickness ended in 209AC.

The Sworn Sword

Between The Sworn Sword and The Mystery Knight, a year passes. For this, a confirmation can be found in both novellas:

This shows that between the Sworn Sword and the Mystery Knight the year has turned. With the Mystery Knight taking place 212AC, this places the Sworn Sword a year before, in 211AC.


In addition, it is known that the Redgrass Field took place in 196AC. Adding up 15 years to that, brings the count to the year 211AC for the Sworn Sword.

The Mystery Knight

The Mystery Knight features a 4-year old Walder Frey.[6] Walder was born in 208AC (see Walder Frey for the calculation). That means that Walder was 4 years old in:

Thus The Mystery Knight took place in one of these two years.

It is stated that the Battle of the Redgrass Field took place 16 years prior. The Battle of the Redgrass Fields took place in 196AC. 16 years since 196AC places the Mystery Knight in 212AC.

Wars & important military events

War of the Ninepenny Kings

It is known that the War of the Ninepenny Kings took place during the reign of Jaehaerys II Targaryen.[7] Jaehaerys reigned from 259AC until 262AC.[8]

According to his White Book entry, Barristan Selmy killed Maelys Blackfyre before joining the Kingsguard. Barristan killed Maelys during the War of the Ninepenny Kings.[9] It is known that Barristan was 23 years old when he joined the Kingsguard. With Barristan's birth in 237AC (see Barristan Selmy calculation), that gives him two options of having been 23 years old:

Since it is unknown whether Barristan joined the Kingsguard immediately after the War of the Ninepenny Kings, or a year or two later, the first year of Jaehaerys' reign, 259AC, remains the minimum year.

Since Barristan's nameday seems to appear early in the year, Barristan would have been 23 years old for most of 260AC, but only shortly in 261AC. Thus it seems most likely that the Barristan joined the Kingsguard in 260AC, which would mean that the War of the Ninepenny Kings took place in either 259AC or 260AC.

However, "it seems most likely" isn't accurate. To remain as accurate as is possible, it has to be stated that the War of the Ninepenny Kings took place in or between 259AC and 261AC.

Defiance at Duskendale

Aerys had not set foot outside the Red Keep since Duskendale, yet suddenly he announced that he would accompany Prince Rhaegar to Harrenhal, and everything had gone awry from there.
[10]

According to Barristan Selmy, King Aerys II Targaryen hadn't set a foot out of the Red Keep since Duskendale, yet he made an exception when he went to the Tourney at Harrenhal in 281AC. Since it is known that Aerys visited a tourney in the Westerlands, hosted by Lord Tywin Lannister, when Rhaegar Targaryen was 17 years old, the Defiance of Duskendale thus must have taken place somewhere in between these two tourneys.

During Aerys' visit to the Westerlands, Rhaegar Targaryen had been 17 years old, and Cersei Lannister had been 10 years old. With Rhaegar's birth in 259AC,[7] and Cersei's birth in 266AC (see Cersei Lannister calculation), there are two possibilities for the date of this tourney:

As can be seen, in both years the criteria are met: Rhaegar is 17 years old, and Cersei 10. A definite date for the tourney cannot be given, but it can be stated with certainty that the tourney took place no earlier than 276AC. It is thus known that Aerys had left the Red Keep in 276AC at least.


Barristan Selmy's White Book entry states his accomplishments in the following order:

As can be seen, the Defiance took place before the Kingswood Brotherhood was defeated. The brotherhood was defeated early in 281AC, again establishing the year 281AC as the maximum year for the Defiance.

The Defiance thus took place in or between 276AC and 281AC.


Even your royal father came to Harrenhal, when he had not left the Red Keep for long years.
[11]

This is another quote from Barristan Selmy. The part "when he had not left the Red Keep for long years" suggests a minimum of two years since the Defiance took place. Since Harrenhal took place in 281AC, a minimum of 2 years can be subtracted, to find the maximum date for the Defiance at Duskendale.

This places the Defiance in or between 276AC and 279AC.


In addition: It is also known that Dontos Hollard was a boy when the Defiance took place. Dontos was born in or between 260AC and 263AC (see Dontos Hollard calculation). With Dontos being described as both "young" and having been a "boy",[12] he would not have been 16 years old yet, since a 16 year old is seen as a man grown in Westeros. It seems most likely that Dontos was younger than 15, which favors Dontos' birth to have been closer to 263AC, and the Defiance closer to 276AC than to 279AC, making Dontos as young as possible. At the youngest, Dontos was born in 263AC, and the Defiance ended in 276AC the earliest, which could make him as young as 12 (to be turning 13 later in the year), which would qualify as young.

Thus, it seems most likely that the Defiance took place closer to 276AC than to 279AC. However, no certain specification can be given to make the possible timeframe smaller.

Battles during Robert's Rebellion/War of the Usurper

Battle of the Bells

In 300AC, it is stated that it has been 17 years since the Battle of the Bells.[13] That places the Battle of the Bells in 283AC.

Battle of the Trident

The Battle of the Trident occurred before the Sack of King’s Landing, about a week apart (see Note#1). In between these two events, Rhaella Targaryen fled King’s Landing. Daenerys Targaryen was born 9 month after their flight[14], in 284AC (see the Daenerys Targaryen calculation). Jon Snow was born 8 to 9 months before Daenerys(RefMissing), in 283AC (see the Jon Snow calculation). With Jon having been born up to from a week after the Trident until 3 weeks after the Sack, this shows the Battle of the Trident took place in 283AC, before Jons birth.


Note#1 :Lord Rossart became a Hand a fortnight before the Sack of King’s Landing.[15] Rossart became Hand after Lord Qarlton Chelsted died. Chelsted died the day before Rhaegar left with his army for the Trident.[16] This shows that an army can march from King’s Landing to the Trident, fight a battle, regroup (the rebels) and march towards King’s Landing with haste (the rebels, led by Eddard Stark) within a fortnight. The Battle at the Trident would have taken place somewhere in the middle.

Sack of King's Landing

The Sack of King’s Landing occurred about a week after the Battle of the Trident (see Note#1). In between these two events, Rhaella Targaryen fled King’s Landing. Daenerys Targaryen was born 9 month after their flight[14], in 284AC (see the Daenerys Targaryen calculation). Jon Snow was born 8 to 9 months before Daenerys(RefMissing), in 283AC (see the Jon Snow). With Jon having been born up to from a week after the Trident until 3 weeks after the Sack, this shows the Sack of King’s Landign took place in 283AC, before Jons birth.


As confirmation, it is stated in 300AC that it has been 17 years since Elia died. [17] Elia’s death occurred during the Sack of King’s Landing.


Note#1 :Lord Rossart became a Hand a fortnight before the Sack of King’s Landing.[15] Rossart became Hand after Lord Qarlton Chelsted died. Chelsted died the day before Rhaegar left with his army for the Trident.[16] This shows that an army can march from King’s Landing to the Trident, fight a battle, regroup (the rebels) and march towards King’s Landing with haste (the rebels, led by Eddard Stark) within a fortnight. The Battle at the Trident would have taken place somewhere in the middle.

Greyjoy Rebellion

Eddard Stark remembers the Greyoy Rebellion as having occurred 9 years prior in 298AC[18], when at least 3 months have already passed in the year (a fortnight between the nameday of Joffrey Baratheon and the death of Jon Arryn; 1 to 2 weeks before Cersei Lannister and the children returned to King’s Landing; 2 month’s journey to Winterfell).

The War of the Five Kings

Death of Robert Baratheon

After Robert Baratheon returns from his hunt mortally wounded, Eddard Stark writes a letter to Stannis Baratheon.[19] The statements made in the letter are valid for understanding when being read by Stannis. Eddard Stark writes that Robert has been the King "these past 15 years". With the knowledge that Robert became King in 283AC,[20], that places Robert's death in 298AC.

Execution of Eddard Stark

Eddard Stark was still alive while the Battle of the Whispering Wood was being fought, according to his wife, Catelyn Tully.[21] This means that Eddard died after the Battle of the Whispering Wood. Since the Battle of the Whispering Wood was fought after the crossing of the Twins by the northern army (which occurred in 299AC, see 298AC to 299AC), Eddard Starks execution thus also took place in 299AC.

Coronation of Robb Stark

Robb Stark's coronation takes place after the northern army has crossed the Twins. The crossing of the Twins occurs in 299AC (see 298AC to 299AC). This shows that Robb Stark was crowned king in 299AC as well.

Battle of Oxcross

The Battle or Oxcross is the first major battle after Robb Starks coronation. Robb Stark was crowned in 299AC (see above), showing that the Battle of Oxcross took place in 299AC as well.

Since Oxcross, all battles fought in the War of the Five Kings up until Robb Starks' death are fought in 299AC. This includes the following major battles:

It is possible that the Siege of Riverrun also begins in 299AC, since it seems that there are a few weeks between the Red Wedding and the first day of 300AC, seeing as how Joffrey Baratheon, after receiving news about the Red Wedding (by the means of a raven, which would have taken a few days to arrive at King's Landing, from the Twins), seems to believe there is still enough time to send a raven back to the Twins, and have a rider ride from the Twins back to King's Landing in time for Joffrey's wedding feast on the first day of 300AC.[22] With the Freys working together with the Lannisters, it can be assumed that the Siege of Riverrun started as soon as was possible after the Red Wedding. Due to travel lengths (it took Robb Stark and his army 20 days at least (see here for the count), it cannot be stated with certainty, since the preparations of the Freys concerning the Siege are unknown.

Tourneys

100AC - 200AC

Tourney for King Viserys I's accession

Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen was 7 years old during this tournament.[23] It is known that Princess Rhaenyra was born in 97AC,[23], meaning that she could only have been 7 years old in 104AC (6 turning 7) and in 105AC (7 turning 8). Since the tourney was held for King Viserys' accession to the throne, it would have been held as closely to the actually accession as was possible, making the option of 105AC highly unlikely, as Viserys would have been king for more than a year by then.


The tourney was thus held in 104AC.

Unnamed Tourney

The tourney where Aemon the Dragonknight fought as the mystery knight, the Knight of Tears, was held while King Aegon IV was King. Aegon IV was King from 172AC until 184AC, placing the tourney in between these years. No further specification can be given.

Tourney at Lannisport

The tourney in Lannisport took place "many years" before the tourney at King's Landing (see one subtitle below), which took place in 193AC.

Though it is unknown how much years are meant by "many years", it is certain that at least two years had passed between the tourney in Lannisport and the tourney in King's Landing.


The tourney at Lannisport thus took place in 191AC or before.

Tourney at King's Landing

This tourney took place 16 years prior to the events in the Hedge Knight. The events from the Hedge Knights took place in 209AC (see Dunk & Egg (The Hedge Knight)). The tourney in King's Landing thus took place 16 years prior to 209AC, placing the tourney in 193AC.

Hastilude for Lord Baratheon's grandson

The hastilude was held 9 years prior to the events in the Hedge Knight. The events from the Hedge Knights took place in 209AC (see Dunk & Egg (The Hedge Knight)). That plaves the hastilude in 200AC.

Tourney at King's Landing

Tourney at Ashford Meadows

The tourney at Ashford Meadows is described in The Hedge Knight. The events described in The Hedge Knight all take place in 209AC, including the tourney at Ashford Meadows. See also Dunk & Egg (The Hedge Knight))

200AC - 300AC

Tourney in King's Landing

It is mentioned in 298AC that 4 years prior, Barristan was champion at a tourney. This places said tourney in 294AC. A year before 298AC, Barristan unhorsed the Hound. This would place said tourney in 297AC.

Tourney at Lannisport (for Aerys)

Cersei Lannister was 10 years old during this tourney, Rhaegar Targaryen 17 and new to knighthood.[24] Since Cersei was born in 266AC and Rhaegar in 259AC, the tourney could have occurred in both 276AC and 277AC. No further specifications can be given

Note : Rhaegar was “17 and new to knighthood”, suggesting that he had turned 17 not that long ago, placing the tourney in 276AC.

Tourney at Duskendale

In 300AC a tourney in Duskendale is mentioned to have occurred 6 years prior,[24] placing it in 294AC

Tourney

Tywin Lannister organized a tourney 3 years prior to 298AC, placing this tourney in 295AC.[25]. Once there, Robert got a girl pregnant, and she bore him twins. The children were killed. Depending on the timing of the tourney, the twins were born in either 295AC or 296AC.

Marriages & Betrothals

Betrothals

Catelyn Tully’s betrothal to Brandon Stark

Catelyn Tully was 12 years old when she was betrothed to Brandon Stark.[26] With Catelyns birth in 264AC (see the Catelyn Tully calculation), she would have been 12 years old in both 276AC and 277AC. Her betrothal to Brandon Stark took place during one of these two years.

Elia Martell's betrothal to Rhaegar Targaryen

Elia Martell was betrothed to Rhaegar Targaryen after Steffon Baratheon and his wife died on the way back to Westeros. Steffon and his wife had three children. The youngest, Renly, was born in 277AC (see the Renly Baratheonn calculation). Steffon and Cassana thus would have left after Renly's birth the earliest. Since Renly is 21 years old during the first half of 299AC, and he would have been turning 22 had he lived the full year, it seems that Steffon and Cassana would not have left in early 277AC, but somewhere halfway through 277AC the earliest.

Note: It is highly unlikely that Cassana would have gone on a journey immediately after having given birth. It seems most likely that she was given a period of at least a few weeks to recover from Renly's birth. However, this is not stated in text, and thus Renly's birth is the minimum that has to be used in the calculations.


If Steffon and Cassana left in the second half of 277AC, they would have returned in 278AC (taking into account at least a journey of half a year, sailing to the Free Cities to find a bride for Rhaegar). This would place their deaths in 278AC the earliest (their journey could have been longer), which would make 278AC the first possibility for a betrothal between Elia and Rhaegar.

Rhaenys Targaryen, the firstborn child of Rhaegar and Elia, was 3 years old when she died in 283AC.[7][20] That means she was born in either 280AC (2 turning 3 in 283AC) or 279AC (3 turning 4 in 283AC). Since Tywin Lannister seems to have been unsure about whether or not Rhaenys was 2 or 3 years old at her death,[27] it seems most likely that Rhaenys had turned 3 in 283AC, not that long before the Sack.

The Sack of King's Landing occured at least 9 months into 283AC, since Catelyn Tully mentions that Eddard Stark was still fighting in the war in the south after the birth of Robb Stark,[26] and Robb Stark was conceived in early 283AC (though it cannot be said how early, he was conceived after the Battle of the Bells in 283AC).

With Rhaenys' birth closely on the Sack (though it cannot be stated how closely), it seems likely that her conception had occured around the turning of the years 279AC to 280AC. This makes it most likely that Elia and Rhaegar had been married in the later half of 279AC.

Elia and Rhaegar thus seem to have been betrothed between in either 278AC or 279AC.

Arianne Martell's betrothal to Viserys III Targaryen

Arianne Martell was betrothed to Viserys Targaryen while Viserys was living in Braavos with his sister Daenerys, and their protector, Ser Willam Darry. This occured shortly after Robert's Rebellion had ended in 283AC,[7] but before Willam Darry got sick. Willam Darry got sick when Daenerys Targaryen was 5 years old,[7] thus in either 289AC or 290AC (see the Daenerys Targaryen calculation).

The pact discussing the betrothal occured in Braavos.[28] Viserys, Daenerys and Willem Darry went to Braavos after Daenerys' birth in 284AC (see the Daenerys Targaryen calculation). Earlier than 284AC the betrothal thus could not have taken place.


Arianne and Viserys were thus betrothed in or between 284AC and 290AC

Weddings

Elia Martell's wedding to Rhaegar Targaryen

Elia Martell was betrothed to Rhaegar Targaryen after Steffon Baratheon and his wife died on the way back to Westeros. Steffon and his wife had three children. The youngest, Renly, was born in 277AC (see the Renly Baratheon calculation). Steffon and Cassana thus would have left after Renly's birth the earliest. Since Renly is 21 years old during the first half of 299AC, and he would have been turning 22 had he lived the full year, it seems that Steffon and Cassana would not have left in early 277AC, but somewhere halfway through 277AC the earliest.

Note: It is highly unlikely that Cassana would have gone on a journey immediately after having given birth. It seems most likely that she was given a period of at least a few weeks to recover from Renly's birth. However, this is not stated in text, and thus Renly's birth is the minimum that has to be used in the calculations.


If Steffon and Cassana left in the second half of 277AC, they would have returned in 278AC (taking into account at least a journey of half a year, sailing to the Free Cities to find a bride for Rhaegar). This would place their deaths in 278AC the earliest (their journey could have been longer), which would make 278AC the first possibility for a marriage between Elia and Rhaegar.

Rhaenys Targaryen, the firstborn child of Rhaegar and Elia, was 3 years old when she died in 283AC.[7][20] That means she was born in either 280AC (2 turning 3 in 283AC) or 279AC (3 turning 4 in 283AC). Since Tywin Lannister seems to have been unsure about whether or not Rhaenys was 2 or 3 years old at her death,[27] it seems most likely that Rhaenys had turned 3 in 283AC, not that long before the Sack.

The Sack of King's Landing occured at least 9 months into 283AC, since Catelyn Tully mentions that Eddard Stark was still fighting in the war in the south after the birth of Robb Stark,[26] and Robb Stark was conceived in early 283AC (though it cannot be said how early, he was conceived after the Battle of the Bells in 283AC).

With Rhaenys' birth closely on the Sack (though it cannot be stated how closely), it seems likely that her conception had occured around the turning of the years 279AC to 280AC. This makes it most likely that Elia and Rhaegar had been married in the later half of 279AC.

Elia and Rhaegar thus seem to have gotten married in either 278AC or 279AC.

Catelyn Tully's wedding to Eddard Stark

In 298AC, Catelyn Stark mentions that she had wed Ned 15 years prior.[3] That places their wedding in 283AC. In addition, Jon Connington mentions in 300AC that the Battle of the Bells occurred 17 years prior,[13] placing the Battle of the Bells in 283AC as well. Catelyn and Ned got married after the Battle of the Bells, confirming that their wedding occurred in 283AC.

Jon Arryn's wedding to Lysa Tully

Jon Arryn married Lysa Tully after his last heir died during the Battle of the Bells. According to Jon Connington, the Battle of the Bells occurred 17 years prior to 300AC, placing the Battle of the Bells in 283AC. This means that Jon Arryn married Lysa Tully in 283AC.

Jon Arryn married Lysa Tully in the same ceremony as Ned Stark married Catelyn Tully. Catelyn Tully remarks that she married Ned Stark 15 years prior to 298AC, confirming that the wedding occurred in 283AC[3]

Cersei Lannisters wedding to Robert Baratheon

The first child of Cersei and Robert, Joffrey, was born in 286AC, in the first or second month. With a pregnancy lasting 9 months, Joffrey would thus have been conceived within the first half of 285AC. Cersei Lannister believes that Joffrey was conceived during a trip to Estermont, which lasted a fortnight. This visit was made after two of Roberts uncles had remained in King’s Landing for 6 months after Cersei’s wedding to Robert, meaning that there was at least 6 months in between Cersei’s wedding and Joffrey’s conception. With Joffrey’s conception taking place in the first half year, Cersei’s wedding took thus place in late 284AC at the latest.

Cersei Lannsiter was 18 years old when she married Robert, and with her birth in 266AC, that shows the wedding thus took place in either 284AC or 285AC.

Since it seems unlikely that Robert insisted on visiting his relatives immediately after they had left King's Landing, it is most likely that the wedding took place even earlier in the year. It can be assumed that the wedding did not take place before Dragonstone had been conquered. This occurred after the birth of Daenerys Targaryen, in the middle of the year.

Stannis Baratheons wedding to Selyse Florent

On the night of Stannis' wedding to Selyse, Stannis' brother Robert Baratheon deflowered Delena Florent, and fathered Edric Storm on her. Edric was born in 287AC (see the Edric Storm calculation). It is unknown whether Edric was born in early or late 287AC.

If Edric was born in late 287AC, it is possible that his conception also took place in 287AC. This would mean that Stannis got married to Selyse in 287AC. If Edric was born in early 287AC, Edric would have been conceived in 286AC. This would mean that Stannis got married to Selyse in 286AC.

No specification can be given on this. Stannis and Selyse thus either got married in 286AC or 287AC.

Walder Freys wedding to Perra Royce

Walder Freys wedding to Cyrenna Swann

Walder Freys wedding to Amarei Crakehall

Walder Freys wedding to Alyssa Blackwood

Walder Freys wedding to Sarya Whent

Walder Freys wedding to Bethany Rosby

Walder Freys wedding to Annara Farring

Walder Freys wedding to Joyeuse Erenford

Lord Walder is said to be marrying his eight wife on his 90th nameday.[29] Walder was born in 208AC (see the Walder Frey calculation), which means that Walder would have been turning 90 in 298AC. This places his wedding to Joyeuse in 298AC.

Miscellaneous

At the Wall

Will’s arrival at the Wall

Will has been on the Wall in 297AC for 4 years, meaning he joined the Night’s Watch in 293AC.[2]

Waymar Royce’s arrival at the Wall

Ser Waymar Royce has been on the Wall for less than half a year during the prologue in A Game of Thrones, which takes place in 297AC.[2]. During the Tourney of the Hand in 298AC, Sansa Stark remarks how Waymar had visited Winterfell on his way to the Wall.[1] She remembers as this visit having been two years prior to the Tourney. With the Tourney taking place in the middle of the year 298AC, Ser Waymar’s visit to Winterfell took place halfway through 296AC, roughly.

The North

Eddard Starks fostering in the Vale

Eddard Stark was 8 years old when he was send to be fostered at the Eyrie.[26] Eddard was born in either 262AC or 263AC (see the Eddard Stark calculation), which creates the possibility of having been 8 in the following years:

No further specification can be given. Eddard thus went to the Eyrie in either 270AC, 271AC or 272AC.

Rodrik Cassel's mother

Ser Rodrik mentions in 298AC that his mother had been dead for 40 years[30], placing her death roughly around 258AC.

The Riverlands

Blackfish

When Catelyn Tully was 8 years old, Hoster called Brynden a “black goat”, causing Brynden to point out their house sigil was a trout, and named himself the Blackfish ever since.[31] Since Catelyn Tully was born in 264AC, this event occurred in either 272AC or 273AC.

Petyr Baelish's duel against Brandon Stark

Hoster Tully

Hoster Tully is said to have been bedridden “these past two years” in 298AC.[29] This statement is made roughly halfway through 298AC, placing the moment Hoster got sick halfway in 296AC.

The Westerlands

Gerion Lannister’s voyage

Gerion Lannister left Lannisport when Tyrion Lannister was 18 years old.[32] Tyrion was born in either 272AC or 273AC, meaning he was 18 years old in both 292AC and 293AC. Gerion’s ship left in 292/293AC.

Gregor Clegane's knighthood

Four years after Sandor’s “accident”, Gregor was knighted. Sandor was 6 or 7 during the incident with the fire, meaning that Gregor would have been either 11 or 12 years old at the time, being 5 years older. Gregor was knighted 4 years after the incident, placing his age during his knighting at either 16 or 17. Gregor would have been either 16 or 17 in:

It is known Gregor was knighted by Rhaegar Targaryen.[1] Since Rhaegar had been missing during Robert’s Rebellion (282AC – 283AC), the last option (16 turning 17 in 283AC if born in 266AC) can be eliminated, since Gregor’s knighting will not have taken place during the Rebellion. Also, Rhaegar was missing for most of the part of the year 283AC where the Rebellion was still being fought, and he and Gregor were on opposite sides of the conflict when Rhaegar did reappear. 16 turning 27 in 283AC can thus be eliminated.

This means that Gregor was knighted either in 281AC or 282AC (in the months before the war began).

Sandor Clegane's "accident"

Sandor was 6 or 7 years old when Gregor pushed his face in the fire.[1] With Sandor’s birth taking place in either 270AC or 271AC, he would have been either 6 or 7 in the following years: • Born in 270AC, Sandor would be 5 turning 6 in 276AC • Born in 270AC, Sandor would be 6 turning 7 in 277AC • Born in 270AC, Sandor would be 7 turning 8 in 278AC • Born in 271AC, Sandor would be 5 turning 6 in 277AC • Born in 271AC, Sandor would be 6 turning 7 in 278AC • Born in 271AC, Sandor would be 7 turning 8 in 279AC It can be concluded that this “accident” thus took place in either 276AC, 277AC, 278AC or 279AC. No further specifications can be given. Sandor’s first kill: Sandor killed a man when he was 12 years old.[33][34] With his birth having been in either 270AC or 271AC, he would have been 12 years old in either 282AC, 283AC or 284AC. Further specification cannot be given. Note: Sandor could have been 12 years old in 283AC with both possible birth years. It is possible, and perhaps highly likely, that Sandor killed his first man during the Rebellion, that lasted a big part of 283AC, and began in 282AC. In that case, a birth year of 270AC might be favoured, though this cannot be said with certainty.

The Vale

Death of Lord Baelish

In 298AC, it is mentioned that Petyrs father had died several years earlier[30], indicating that he has been dead for at least 2 years. That means that Petyr became Lord Baelish in truth in 286AC or before.

The Crownlands

Hugh "of the Vale"

At the time of his death, Hugh had been Jon Arryn’s squire for the past 4 years,[35] meaning that Hugh became Jon Arryn’s squire in 294AC.

Pycelle becoming Grandmaester

Pycelle tells Eddard Stark that he has been Grandmaester for near on 40 years in 298AC.[36] With Pycelle’s birth in 216AC, and with Pycelle having been 42 when he became Grandmaester during the reign of Aegon V, Pycelle would have turned 42 in 258AC. However, with it having been near 40 years, and not simply 40 years, in 298AC, Pycelle did not become Grandmaester in 258AC, when he had turned 42, but a year later, in 259AC, when he was still 42 (though he would be turning 43 later that year).

Essos

Jon Conningtons time with the Golden Company

Jon Connington is mentioned to have left the Golden Company a dozen years ago in 300AC. Later, this is specified as to actually have been 12 years,[13] placing Jon’s “exile” from the Golden Company in 288AC, five years after the Rebellion ended. Jon Connnigton had spend five years with the Golden Company.[13] For him to have spend five years with the Golden Company while 283AC is the first moment he could have joined, and 288AC is the year he certainly left, it shows that he joined the Golden Company shortly after his exile began, in 283AC.

Jorah Mormont's exile

In 298AC, Ned Stark remarks how it has been 5 years since Jorah Mormont went into exile, meaning that Jorah went into exile in 293AC.[37]

See also


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 29, Sansa.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 A Game of Thrones, Prologue.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 2, Catelyn.
  4. The Hedge Knight.
  5. The Sworn Sword.
  6. 6.0 6.1 The Mystery Knight.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 A World of Ice and Fire.
  8. A Game of Thrones, Appendix.
  9. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 67, Jaime.
  10. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 67, The Kingbreaker (Barristan III).
  11. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 42, Daenerys.
  12. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 9, Brienne.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 24, The Lost Lord (Griff I).
  14. 14.0 14.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 3, Daenerys.
  15. 15.0 15.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 11, Jaime.
  16. 16.0 16.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 16, Jaime.
  17. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 2, The Captain Of Guards.
  18. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 4, Eddard.
  19. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 47, Eddard.
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 A Dance with Dragons, Appendix.
  21. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 45, Catelyn.
  22. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 53, Tyrion.
  23. 23.0 23.1 The Rogue Prince.
  24. 24.0 24.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 24, Cersei.
  25. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 35, Eddard.
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 26.3 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 6, Catelyn.
  27. 27.0 27.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 51, Catelyn.
  28. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 43, Daenerys.
  29. 29.0 29.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 28, Catelyn.
  30. 30.0 30.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 18, Catelyn.
  31. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 34, Catelyn.
  32. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 33, Tyrion.
  33. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 7, Arya.
  34. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 52, Sansa.
  35. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 30, Eddard.
  36. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 25, Eddard.
  37. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 12, Eddard.
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