Lyman Beesbury

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Lyman Beesbury
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Title Lord
master of coin
lord treasurer[1]
Allegiance House Beesbury
Culture Reach
Born In 48 AC or 49 AC[2]
Died In 129 AC, at King's Landing
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
Fire & Blood (mentioned)
The Princess and the Queen (mentioned)

Lord Lyman Beesbury was the master of coin and a member of the small council during the reigns of Jaehaerys I Targaryen and his grandson, Viserys I Targaryen.[1] It is unknown if Lyman was also the Lord of Honeyholt and head of House Beesbury.


Lyman served as master of coin almost uninterrupted since the reign of King Jaehaerys I Targaryen.[3]

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 preferred heir, over the claim of Prince Aegon Targaryen, Alicent's daughter.[3]

According to Grand Maester Orwyle, who was present in the chamber, Ser Otto Hightower 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. Mushroom alleges that Criston instead tossed Lyman from the window onto the spikes of the Red Keep's moat. Eustace and Mushroom were not present, however.[3] Lyman was succeeded as master of coin by Ser Tyland Lannister.[1]

Lyman's death was kept secret, with most believing he was languishing in a black cell.[3] Lyman's heir, Ser Alan Beesbury, loudly demanded the release of his grandsire.[4]


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.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Princess and the Queen.
  2. See the Lyman Beesbury calculation.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Blacks and the Greens.
  4. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold.