Wars of Conquest

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Aegon I Targaryen with his sister-queens Visenya (left) and Rhaenys (right), by Amok ©

The Wars of Conquest were a series of campaigns by House Targaryen to conquer the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros.


Six of the kingdoms submitted to Aegon I Targaryen, the first Lord of the Seven Kingdoms, during the initial two years of war, which became known as Aegon's Conquest. Though the Wars of Conquest are usually said to have ended when Aegon was crowned in Oldtown, according to Archmaester Gyldayn and Maester Yandel there is no consensus ending for the conflicts, since Dorne remained independent.[1][2]

After Aegon's coronation, Queen Visenya Targaryen suppressed the Sistermen's Rebellion and Aegon led an invasion of the Iron Islands.[3]; subsequently Aegon invaded Dorne in the First Dornish War[4] This period is known as the Dragon's wars. Decades later, Aegon's sons on the Iron ThroneAenys I and Maegor I—also fought Dornishmen.[1]

There are no known attempts by Aegon's family to conquer beyond the Wall. Generations later, King Aerys II Targaryen considered claiming all land one hundred leagues north of the Wall, however.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Reign of the Dragons: The Conquest.
  2. Fire & Blood, Aegon's Conquest.
  3. Fire & Blood, Reign of the Dragon - The Wars of King Aegon I.
  4. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon I.
  5. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aerys II.