Lord Protector

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The title Lord Protector is a title which can temporarily be held by a lord, when the lord or lady of one of the Great Houses is in his or her minority or otherwise unable to rule.

A Lord Protector can be established for one of the Seven Kingdoms, or for the entire realm. When named in relation to the Iron Throne, the Lord Protector is named "Lord Protector of the Realm"[1] or simply the "Protector of the Realm".[2] For the Vale, the Lord Protector is named "Lord Protector of the Vale"[3][4] or "Lord Protector of the Eyrie and the Vale of Arryn".[5] For the North, the title is "Lord Protector of Winterfell".[6] For the other regions, no formal title had been revealed.

Known Lords Protector

The instances are known where a Lord Protector has ruled or was suggested to rule:

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Jaehaerys I.
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 47, Eddard XIII.
  3. 3.0 3.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 68, Sansa VI.
  4. 4.0 4.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 80, Sansa VII.
  5. 5.0 5.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 10, Sansa I.
  6. 6.0 6.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 19, Tyrion III.
  7. The World of Ice & Fire, The Vale: House Arryn.
  8. The Princess and the Queen.