Fall of Stokeworth

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Fall of Stokeworth
Conflict Dance of the Dragons
Date 129 AC
Place Stokeworth
Result Victory for the greens
House Targaryen (Rhaenyra).svg House Targaryen/Blacks House Targaryen (Aegon II).svg House Targaryen/Greens
Unknown Kingsguard.svg Ser Criston Cole
Stokeworth garrison More than 800 greens
Unknown Unknown

The fall of Stokeworth took place at Rosby in the crownlands during the Dance of the Dragons.


Following the fall of Harrenhal to Prince Daemon Targaryen and the two defeats at the Burning Mill and Stone Hedge, King Aegon II Targaryen stripped Ser Otto Hightower of his title of Hand of the King and granted it to Ser Criston Cole, Lord Commander of the Kingsguard. Criston advised moving against the "traitors" that had bent the knee to Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen. As House Velaryon and House Celtigar were unreachable, he marched on the "black" lords on the mainland.[1][2]


Stokeworth fell to Aegon's forces under the command of Ser Criston Cole.[2]


After Rosby, Stokeworth, and Duskendale had fallen, Ser Criston Cole marched on Rook's Rest, the seat of House Staunton, where he met with resistance.[1][2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Princess and the Queen.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon II.