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The Goodwife
Allegiance House Targaryen
Book Fire & Blood (mentioned)

The Goodwife was the first fool at the royal court in the Red Keep.[1] His given name is unknown.

Appearance and Character

The Goodwife was a fat man who dressed as a woman and said ribald, shocking things with his wooden "children", a pair of carved puppets.[1]


The Goodwife was among the many artists brought to the Red Keep by Queen Alysanne Targaryen after her husband, King Jaehaerys I Targaryen, began to rule in his own right. When Alysanne relocated to Dragonstone following the death of Prince Aegon, the queen was accompanied by her lady attendants and the entertaining Goodwife.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Fire & Blood, A Time of Testing - The Realm Remade.
  2. Fire & Blood, Jaehaerys and Alysanne - Their Triumphs and Tragedies.