Harry Strickland

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Harry Strickland
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Alias(es) Homeless Harry Strickland
Title(s) Captain-General
Allegiance House Strickland
Golden Company
Book(s) A Dance with Dragons (appears)

Harry Strickland, also known as Homeless Harry Strickland, is the captain-general in command of the Golden Company.

Appearance and Character

See also: Images of Harry Strickland

Harry looks little like a warrior. He is portly, with a big round head, mild grey eyes and thinning grey hair that he brushes sideways to cover up a bald spot. He likes elephants.[1]


Harry Strickland's great-grandsire lost his lands when he rose in rebellion with Daemon Blackfyre. Harry was born in exile and raised with the Golden Company, as was his father and his grandfather. He likes to boast "Gold for four generations". He complains often of blisters on his feet from long marches and is not the bravest of men. Prior to his elevation to leadership Harry was the company paymaster. After the death of the previous commander, Blackheart, Harry was made the new company commander.[1]

Recent Events

A Dance with Dragons

Harry brings the Golden Company to three miles south of Volon Therys, where they are met by Jon Connington and Aegon Targaryen.[1] When the company invades Westeros, Harry is weary and reluctant to fight. Connington looks down on him constantly as a coward.[2]

The Winds of Winter

This information has thus far been released in a sample chapter for The Winds of Winter, and might therefore not be in finalized form. Keep in mind that the content as described below is still subject to change.

It is revealed that someone made off with Harry Strickland’s favorite elephant once.[3]