Maegor I Targaryen
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|Reign||42AC - 48AC|
|Full Name||Maegor Targaryen First of His Name|
|Alias||Maegor the Cruel|
|Other Titles|| Hand of the King under Aenys I|
King of the Seven Kingdoms
|Died in||48AC, at King's Landing|
|Royal House||House Targaryen|
Maegor came to the Iron Throne ahead of his brother's son, Jaehaerys, under unknown circumstances. During his reign, the Faith Militant uprising continued. He crushed the rebellions with ruthless and brutal methods, offering a gold dragon for the scalp of a Warrior's Son and a silver stag for the scalp of a Poor Fellow, earning him his nickname "The Cruel." However, the fight with the militant orders was only ended under the reign of his successor.
Maegor notoriously kept multiple wives at a time and executed several of them for failing to produce an heir. Among his wives was Jeyne Westerling. Maegor also had three Grand Maesters executed during his reign. Maegor was killed on the Iron Throne by unknown means, though some say by the throne itself.
According to a semi-canon source, Maegor was large, larger than his father, Aegon I. A warrior, he was bull-like with heavy shoulders, thick neck and huge arms. He kept his hair short and his beard trimmed to his jawline. He wore Aegon the Conqueror's crown.
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