Betha Blackwood

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Betha Blackwood
Black Betha
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Betha Blackwood, by Rae Lavergne©

Alias Black Betha[1]
Titles
Allegiances
Predecessor Aelinor Penrose (queen consort)
Successor Shaera Targaryen (queen consort)
Culture Rivermen
Born In 201 AC[2]
Died In or after 239 AC[2]
Father Lord Blackwood
Spouse King Aegon V Targaryen[1]
Issue
Book The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)

Betha Blackwood, known as Black Betha, was a noblewoman from House Blackwood who became queen consort to King Aegon V Targaryen.[1]

Appearance and Character

Betha was known as Black Betha because of her dark eyes and hair. She was a spirited woman also considered stubborn or willful.[1]

The galley captained by Ser Davos Seaworth, Black Betha,[3] is probably named in her honor.

History

The daughter of Lord Blackwood of Raventree Hall, Betha married Prince Aegon Targaryen in 220 AC at the age of nineteen. Their union was a love match which saw no opposition as at the time Aegon was far down the line of the succession for the Iron Throne. Betha assisted in arranging politically advantageous betrothals for their four eldest children. The youths resisted Betha's and Aegon's plans, however, and the children instead married for love as their parents had done.[1]

It is unknown if Betha was in attendance during the tragedy at Summerhall.

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aegon V
 
Betha
Blackwood
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Duncan
 
Jenny
of Oldstones
 
Jaehaerys II
 
Shaera
 
Daeron
 
Rhaelle
 
Ormund
Baratheon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aerys II
 
Rhaella
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
House Baratheon.svg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rhaegar
 
Elia
Martell
 
Shaena
 
 
Stillborn
child
 
 
Jaehaerys
 
 
Drogo
 
Daenerys
 
Hizdahr
zo Loraq
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rhaenys
 
Aegon
 
 
 
Daeron
 
Aegon
 
Viserys
 
Rhaego
 

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon V.
  2. 2.0 2.1 See the Betha Blackwood calculation.
  3. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 10, Davos I.