Jeyne Westerling (wife of Maegor I)

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Jeyne Westerling, by Magali Villeneuve, as depicted in The World of Ice & Fire

Alias Black Bride
Title Lady
Allegiance House Westerling
House Tarbeck
House Targaryen
Culture Westermen
Born In 27 AC or before[1]
Died In 47 AC or 48 AC[1]
Spouse 1st: Lord Alyn Tarbeck
2nd: King Maegor I Targaryen
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
Fire & Blood (mentioned)
The Sons of the Dragon (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)
Not to be confused with Jeyne Westerling, the wife of Robb Stark.

Queen Jeyne Westerling was a member of House Westerling. She was one of the many wives of King Maegor I Targaryen.[2]


Tall and willowy, Lady Jeyne was a renowned beauty.[citation needed]


She had been wed to Lord Alyn Tarbeck, who died in 43 AC during the battle Beneath the Gods Eye. Jeyne was pregnant when her husband died, and gave him a posthumous son.[3][4]

In 47 AC, Jeyne was being courted by the son of the Lord of Casterly Rock when King Maegor I Targaryen sent for her to be wed to him along with Lady Elinor Costayne and Princess Rhaena Targaryen in a single ceremony. The three became known as the "Black Brides", as they were widows. In 47 AC, she was with child, but three moons before the child was due her labor began, and from her womb came a stillborn monster. She did not survive the child for long.[3][4]

In 48 AC, Tyanna of the Tower confessed to having poisoned Jeyne and her child.[4]

Recent Events

A Storm of Swords

King Robb Stark refers to Jeyne Westerling to defend his wife and Jeyne's namesake, Jeyne Westerling, when his mother Catelyn Stark discusses with him how his marriage to Jeyne has slighted the honor of House Frey, as Robb had been sworn to wed a daughter of Lord Walder Frey.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 See the Jeyne Westerling calculation.
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 14, Catelyn II.
  3. 3.0 3.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Maegor I.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 The Sons of the Dragon.