Morgil Hastwyck

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Morgil Hastwyck
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Morgil's death, as depicted in Game of Thrones: Histories & Lore

Title Ser
Allegiance House Hastwyck
Culture Reach
Died In 172183 AC
Books

Morgil Hastwyck was a knight from House Hastwyck who lived during the reign of King Aegon IV Targaryen.[1]

History

Ser Morgil is renowned for slandering Queen Naerys Targaryen and being killed by her brother, Prince Aemon the Dragonknight, in trial by combat.[2][1] According to Grand Maester Kaeth's Lives of Four Kings, these accusations were instigated by Aegon IV himself, who was at the time quarreling with his son and heir, Prince Daeron.[1]

Quotes

Well, the singers embroider everything, but there was a Ser Morgil and he did accuse Naerys of various things... probably adultery and treason with Aemon, but I haven't nailed all that down yet....[3]

Why, every child in Westeros knows how Prince Aemon the Dragonknight championed his sister Queen Naerys against Ser Morghil's accusations.[4]

Behind the Scenes

Morgil's name is once misspelled as "Morghil" in A Feast for Crows.[4]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryens Kings: Aegon IV.
  2. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 15, Sansa I.
  3. So Spake Martin: Answers to Old Questions, November 15, 1999
  4. 4.0 4.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 43, Cersei X.