Defenestration of Sunspear

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Defenestration of Sunspear
Defenestration of Sunspear.png
The Defenestration of Sunspear as depicted in Conquest & Rebellion: An Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms
Conflict First Dornish War
Date 5 AC
Place Sunspear
Result Dornish victory
House Martell.svg House Martell House Targaryen.svg Iron Throne
House Martell.svg Princess Meria Martell House Rosby.svg Lord Jon Rosby
Dornishmen Unknown
Unknown Lord Jon Rosby
Iron Throne garrison

The Defenestration of Sunspear was an event during the First Dornish War which took place at Sunspear in 5 AC.


Soon after the Targaryens returned to King's Landing, the Dornish swarmed from the shadow city to retake Sunspear. Lord Jon Rosby, who had been named Castellan of Sunspear and Warden of the Sands by King Aegon I Targaryen, was bound hand and foot, dragged to the top of the Spear Tower and defenestrated from a window by none other than the blind Princess Meria Martell herself.[1][2]


  1. The World of Ice & Fire, Dorne: Dorne Against the Dragons.
  2. Fire & Blood, Reign of the Dragon: The Wars of King Aegon I.