Lord Confessor

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Lord Confessor was a position at the royal court of the Seven Kingdoms under the rule of House Targaryen. The Lord Confessor served as the royal torturer and was overseen by the King's Justice, the royal executioner. The chambers of the Lord Confessor, the King's Justice, and the Chief Gaoler are located in the Red Keep in the dungeon tower at the end of Traitor's Walk.[1]

History

Following the death of King Maegor I Targaryen, Prince Jaehaerys Targaryen ordered the arrests of the Lord Confessor, the King's Justice, the Chief Gaoler, the Commander of the City Watch, and the four remaining Kingsguard who had remained loyal to the late king.[2].

Larys Strong served as Lord Confessor as well as master of whisperers to Kings Viserys I and Aegon II Targaryen after serving as a confessor.[3]

After becoming Hand of the King to young Aegon III Targaryen, Lord Unwin Peake named his supporter, Lord George Graceford, the Lord of Holyhall, as Lord Confessor.[4] When Lord Torrhen Manderly became Hand to Aegon III, he named the young Maester Rowley as Lord Confessor at Grand Maester Munkun's behest.[5]

There has not been a Lord Confessor since the reign of King Daeron II Targaryen.[1]

List of known Lords Confessor

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 27, Jaime III.
  2. Fire & Blood, Prince into King - The Ascension of Jaehaerys I.
  3. Fire & Blood, Heirs of the Dragon - A Question of Succession.
  4. Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - War and Peace and Cattle Shows.
  5. Fire & Blood, The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency.