The hammer and the anvil

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The hammer and the anvil is a song about the strategy used by Prince Baelor Targaryen and Prince Maekar Targaryen during the Battle of the Redgrass Field.


The Battle of the Redgrass Field was a battle fought during the First Blackfyre Rebellion in 196 AC. Prince Baelor Targaryen (the hammer) led Dornish spearmen against the rear of Daemon Blackfyre's rebel army and crushed it against the shield wall of Prince Maekar Targaryen (the anvil). However, Ser Eustace Osgrey felt the singers left out much from what actually happened.[1][2]

References and Notes

  1. The Sworn Sword.
  2. As Ser Eustace was a Blackfyre-supporter, he is referring to the actions performed by Daemon Blackfyre, who tried to claim the throne