Lyman Beesbury

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Lyman Beesbury
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Title Lord of Honeyholt[1]
Master of coin[1]
Lord treasurer[2]
Allegiance House Beesbury
Culture Reach
Born In 49 AC[3]
Died In 129 AC[2], at King's Landing[2]
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
Fire & Blood (mentioned)
The Princess and the Queen (mentioned)

Lyman Beesbury was the Lord of Honeyholt and head of House Beesbury during the reigns of Kings Jaehaerys I Targaryen and his grandson, Viserys I Targaryen.[2][1]


Lyman served as lord treasurer[2] and master of coin[1] almost uninterrupted since the reign of King Jaehaerys I Targaryen.[4]

Lyman was a man of eighty when King Viserys I Targaryen passed away prior to the Dance of the Dragons. When the small council gathered in the chambers of Queen Alicent Hightower, Lyman was the only one to espouse the claim of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, Viserys's daughter and preferred heir, over the claim of Prince Aegon Targaryen, Alicent's eldest son.[4]

According to Grand Maester Orwyle, who was present in the chamber, Ser Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King, had Lyman arrested and sent to the black cells, where he eventually died of a chill. In contrast, Septon Eustace claimed that Ser Criston Cole, the Lord Commander of the Kingsguard, slit Lyman's throat with his dagger. Court fool Mushroom alleges that Criston instead tossed Lyman from the window onto the spikes of the Maegor's Holdfast's moat. Eustace and Mushroom were not present, however.[4] Lyman was succeeded as master of coin by Ser Tyland Lannister.[2]

Lyman's death was kept secret, with most believing he was languishing in a black cell.[4] Lyman's heir, Ser Alan Beesbury, loudly demanded the release of his grandsire.[5]


I am an old man, but not so old that I will sit here meekly whilst the likes of you plot to steal her crown.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Fire & Blood, Heirs of the Dragon—A Question of Succession.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 The Princess and the Queen.
  3. See the Lyman Beesbury calculation.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Blacks and the Greens.
  5. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold.