Feature article/37

From A Wiki of Ice and Fire
Jump to: navigation, search
Margaery Tyrell

Lady Margaery Tyrell is the only daughter and youngest child of Lord Mace Tyrell and Lady Alerie Hightower. A beautiful young woman with thick, softly curling brown hair, and large, brown eyes, Margaery looks alike to her brother Loras. Margaery takes after her grandmother, Lady Olenna Redwyne, the Queen of Thornes. She is intelligent and shrewd, and trained by her grandmother to be capable of protecting herself from those who seek to use or abuse her. Her brother Loras and his lover, Renly Baratheon, wish to wed Margaery to King Robert I Baratheon, hoping her physical appearance is similar enough to Lyanna Stark's to convince Robert to set his wife, Queen Cersei Lannister, aside. Loras urges his father to send Margaery to court, but King Robert dies before this can happen. When Robert's youngest brother Renly proclaims himself king, Mace, aiming to make his daughter a queen, marries Margaery to the younger Baratheon.

However, Renly meets his end soon after. King Joffrey I Baratheon's small council wastes no time and sends an envoy to the Tyrells, offering a marriage between Joffrey and Margaery in return for the support of the Reach. Following the betrothal, Margaery arrives in King's Landing, where she soon wins not only the love of the smallfolk, but also the hatred of Queen Regent Cersei Lannister, who fears Margaery attempts to steal her son from her and usurp her power as queen. Margaery finds herself in a battle for the King's affection with Cersei, who soon begins to plot her downfall. Read more...