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Ser [[Criston Cole]], the Lord Commander for King [[Viserys I Targaryen]], disobeyed the king's will and crowned [[Aegon II Targaryen]] instead of [[Rhaenyra Targaryen]], beginning the [[Dance of the Dragons]].{{ref|TPATQ}}
 
Ser [[Criston Cole]], the Lord Commander for King [[Viserys I Targaryen]], disobeyed the king's will and crowned [[Aegon II Targaryen]] instead of [[Rhaenyra Targaryen]], beginning the [[Dance of the Dragons]].{{ref|TPATQ}}
  
Ser [[Gerold Hightower]], the leader of King [[Aerys II Targaryen]]'s Kingsguard, was [[Combat at the tower of joy|slain]] at the [[tower of joy]] during the [[Robert's Rebellion]].{{ref|AGOT|39}}
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Ser [[Gerold Hightower]], the leader of King [[Aerys II Targaryen]]'s Kingsguard, was [[Combat at the tower of joy|slain]] at the [[tower of joy]] during [[Robert's Rebellion]].{{ref|AGOT|39}}
  
 
==Recent Events==
 
==Recent Events==

Latest revision as of 15:18, 23 November 2017

Lord Commander is the title held by the most senior sworn brother of the Kingsguard,[1] Queensguard,[2] and Rainbow Guard.[3] The Lord Commander is appointed by the King of the Seven Kingdoms, generally from the existing pool of the Kingsguard. He is a member of the small council.

History

Ser Criston Cole, the Lord Commander for King Viserys I Targaryen, disobeyed the king's will and crowned Aegon II Targaryen instead of Rhaenyra Targaryen, beginning the Dance of the Dragons.[4]

Ser Gerold Hightower, the leader of King Aerys II Targaryen's Kingsguard, was slain at the tower of joy during Robert's Rebellion.[5]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Following the death of King Robert I Baratheon, the new king, Joffrey I Baratheon, dismisses Lord Commander Ser Barristan Selmy and replaces him with Ser Jaime Lannister.[6]

A Clash of Kings

Ser Loras Tyrell serves as the Lord Commander of Renly Baratheon's short-lived Rainbow Guard.[3]

A Dance with Dragons

Ser Barristan becomes the Lord Commander of the Queensguard of Queen Daenerys Targaryen.[2]

Known Lords Commanders

Quotes

The Lord Commander of the Kingsguard must be valiant.[11]
Varys to Eddard Stark

References and Notes

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