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'''Edwell Celtigar''' was Lord of [[Claw Isle]] and head of [[House Celtigar]] during the reigns of kings [[Maegor I Targaryen|Maegor I]] and [[Jaehaerys I Targaryen]].{{Ref|TWOIAF| The Targaryen Kings: Maegor I}}{{Ref|FAB|Prince into King - The Ascension of Jaehaerys I}}
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'''Edwell Celtigar''' was Lord of [[Claw Isle]] and head of [[House Celtigar]] during the reigns of Kings [[Maegor I Targaryen|Maegor I]] and [[Jaehaerys I Targaryen]].{{Ref|TWOIAF|The Targaryen Kings: Maegor I}}{{Ref|FAB|Prince into King - The Ascension of Jaehaerys I}}
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
Edwell was named [[Hand of the King]] by [[Maegor I Targaryen]] in {{Date|44}}, following the execution of the previous Hand, Lord [[Lucas Harroway]].{{Ref|TWOIAF| The Targaryen Kings: Maegor I}} King Maegor left Edwell to rule [[King's Landing]] along with Maegor's wife, Queen [[Tyanna of the Tower]], when Maegor himself left to embark on a new campaign against the [[Faith Militant]] [[Faith Militant uprising|uprising]] in {{Date|45}}.{{Ref|TSOTD}}
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Edwell was named [[Hand of the King]] by [[Maegor I Targaryen]] in {{Date|44}}, following the execution of the previous Hand, Lord [[Lucas Harroway]].{{Ref|TWOIAF|The Targaryen Kings: Maegor I}} King Maegor left Edwell to rule [[King's Landing]] along with Maegor's wife, Queen [[Tyanna of the Tower]], when Maegor himself left to embark on a new campaign against the [[Faith Militant uprising]] in {{Date|45}}.{{Ref|FAB|The Sons of the Dragon}}
  
In {{Date|47}} Edwell suggested to the heirless king that he should take more than one new wife as to increase his chances of producing an heir. He suggested his own two [[maiden]] daughters, [[Prunella Celtigar|Prunella]] and [[Prudence Celtigar|Prudence]], who were of twelve and thirteen years. Although Maegor eventually took Edwell's advice to take more than one new wife, he did not choose Edwell's daughters.{{Ref|TSOTD}} Edwell resigned the office of Hand in {{Date|48}}, when even previously loyal [[lord]]s of the realm were now turning against the king. He safely returned to [[Claw Isle]].{{Ref|TSOTD}}
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In {{Date|47}} Edwell suggested to Maegor that the heirless king should take more than one new wife so as to increase his chances of producing an heir. Edwell suggested his two [[maiden]] daughters, [[Prunella Celtigar|Prunella]] and [[Prudence Celtigar|Prudence]], who were of twelve and thirteen years. Although Maegor eventually took Edwell's advice, he did not choose Edwell's daughters. Lord Celtigar resigned the office of Hand in {{Date|48}}, when even previously loyal [[lord]]s of the realm were now turning against the king. He safely returned to [[Claw Isle]].{{Ref|FAB|The Sons of the Dragon}}
  
Upon young king [[Jaehaerys I Targaryen]]'s ascension to the [[Iron Throne]], Lord Celtigar was pardoned and named [[lord treasurer]] and [[master of coin]] by Lord [[Rogar Baratheon]], the new Hand.{{Ref|FAB|The Year of the Three Brides - 49 AC}} The wars fought by Maegor had near bankrupted the crown, Lord Celtigar was unwilling to risk offending the high lords so instead enforced a number of new taxes upon the [[smallfolk]] such as tripling the port fees of King's Landing, [[Lannisport]], and [[Oldtown]]. Certain goods were taxed both coming in and going out of the city, and new levies were asked of innkeepers and builders. These measures made Edwell deeply despised by the populace and failed to generate sufficient revenue, in fact building slowed to a halt, the inns emptied, and trade declined significantly in the capital, while the [[House Lannister|Lannisters]] and [[House Hightower|Hightowers]] ignored Lord Celtigars demand to raise their port fees.{{Ref|FAB|A Surfeit of Rulers}}
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Upon the ascension of the young [[Jaehaerys I Targaryen]] to the [[Iron Throne]], Lord Celtigar was pardoned and named [[lord treasurer]] and [[master of coin]] by Lord [[Rogar Baratheon]], the new Hand.{{Ref|FAB|The Year of the Three Brides - 49 AC}} The wars fought by Maegor had near bankrupted the crown. Lord Celtigar was unwilling to risk offending the high lords, so he instead enforced a number of new taxes upon the [[smallfolk]], such as tripling the port fees of King's Landing, [[Lannisport]], and [[Oldtown]]. Certain goods were taxed both coming in and going out of the city, and new levies were asked of innkeepers and builders. These measures made Edwell deeply despised by the populace and failed to generate sufficient revenue. Building slowed to a halt, the inns emptied, and trade declined significantly in the capital, while the [[House Lannister|Lannisters]] and [[House Hightower|Hightowers]] ignored Lord Celtigars demand to raise their port fees.{{Ref|FAB|A Surfeit of Rulers}}
  
Upon Jaehaerys's sixteenth name day he returned to King's Landing and kindly dismissed Lord Edwell from his office, thanking him for his services. Three days later the king undid most of the taxes Lord Edwell had placed on the smallfolk, much to the populace's delight.{{Ref|FAB|A Time of Testing - The Realm Remade}}
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Upon King Jaehaerys's sixteenth name day, he returned to King's Landing and kindly dismissed Lord Edwell from his office, thanking him for his services. Three days later the king undid most of the taxes Edwell had placed on the smallfolk, much to the populace's delight.{{Ref|FAB|A Time of Testing - The Realm Remade}}
  
 
During the winter of {{Date|59}} when the [[Shivers]] spread to the [[crownlands]], Lord Edwell was one of the first high lords to die from the disease.{{Ref|FAB|The Long Reign - Jaehaerys and Alysanne: Policy, Progeny, and Pain}}
 
During the winter of {{Date|59}} when the [[Shivers]] spread to the [[crownlands]], Lord Edwell was one of the first high lords to die from the disease.{{Ref|FAB|The Long Reign - Jaehaerys and Alysanne: Policy, Progeny, and Pain}}
  
 
==Legacy==
 
==Legacy==
In {{Date|130}} during the [[Dance of the Dragons]], the unpopular taxes Lord Edwell once imposed were reinstated by a descendant of his, Lord [[Bartimos Celtigar]] who was the [[master of coin]] for Queen [[Rhaenyra Targaryen]].{{Ref|FAB|The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Triumphant}}
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In {{Date|130}} during the [[Dance of the Dragons]], the unpopular taxes Lord Edwell once imposed were reinstated by a descendant of his, Lord [[Bartimos Celtigar]], the [[master of coin]] for Queen [[Rhaenyra Targaryen]].{{Ref|FAB|The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Triumphant}}
  
 
==Family==
 
==Family==

Latest revision as of 16:16, 29 July 2020

House Celtigar.svg
Edwell Celtigar
House Celtigar.svg
Title Lord of Claw Isle
Hand of the King
Master of coin
Lord treasurer
Allegiance House Celtigar
Race Valyrian
Culture Crownlands
Died In 59 AC, at Claw Isle
Issue Prunella Celtigar
Prudence Celtigar
Son
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
Fire & Blood (mentioned)
The Sons of the Dragon (mentioned)

Edwell Celtigar was Lord of Claw Isle and head of House Celtigar during the reigns of Kings Maegor I and Jaehaerys I Targaryen.[1][2]

History

Edwell was named Hand of the King by Maegor I Targaryen in 44 AC, following the execution of the previous Hand, Lord Lucas Harroway.[1] King Maegor left Edwell to rule King's Landing along with Maegor's wife, Queen Tyanna of the Tower, when Maegor himself left to embark on a new campaign against the Faith Militant uprising in 45 AC.[3]

In 47 AC Edwell suggested to Maegor that the heirless king should take more than one new wife so as to increase his chances of producing an heir. Edwell suggested his two maiden daughters, Prunella and Prudence, who were of twelve and thirteen years. Although Maegor eventually took Edwell's advice, he did not choose Edwell's daughters. Lord Celtigar resigned the office of Hand in 48 AC, when even previously loyal lords of the realm were now turning against the king. He safely returned to Claw Isle.[3]

Upon the ascension of the young Jaehaerys I Targaryen to the Iron Throne, Lord Celtigar was pardoned and named lord treasurer and master of coin by Lord Rogar Baratheon, the new Hand.[4] The wars fought by Maegor had near bankrupted the crown. Lord Celtigar was unwilling to risk offending the high lords, so he instead enforced a number of new taxes upon the smallfolk, such as tripling the port fees of King's Landing, Lannisport, and Oldtown. Certain goods were taxed both coming in and going out of the city, and new levies were asked of innkeepers and builders. These measures made Edwell deeply despised by the populace and failed to generate sufficient revenue. Building slowed to a halt, the inns emptied, and trade declined significantly in the capital, while the Lannisters and Hightowers ignored Lord Celtigars demand to raise their port fees.[5]

Upon King Jaehaerys's sixteenth name day, he returned to King's Landing and kindly dismissed Lord Edwell from his office, thanking him for his services. Three days later the king undid most of the taxes Edwell had placed on the smallfolk, much to the populace's delight.[6]

During the winter of 59 AC when the Shivers spread to the crownlands, Lord Edwell was one of the first high lords to die from the disease.[7]

Legacy

In 130 AC during the Dance of the Dragons, the unpopular taxes Lord Edwell once imposed were reinstated by a descendant of his, Lord Bartimos Celtigar, the master of coin for Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen.[8]

Family

Edwell
 
Unknown
wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prudence
 
Lord Grafton
 
Prunella
 
Uther
Peake
 
Son
 
 
 


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Maegor I.
  2. Fire & Blood, Prince into King - The Ascension of Jaehaerys I.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Fire & Blood, The Sons of the Dragon.
  4. Fire & Blood, The Year of the Three Brides - 49 AC.
  5. Fire & Blood, A Surfeit of Rulers.
  6. Fire & Blood, A Time of Testing - The Realm Remade.
  7. Fire & Blood, The Long Reign - Jaehaerys and Alysanne: Policy, Progeny, and Pain.
  8. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Triumphant.