Gyles Rosby

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Gyles Rosby
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Alias The Cougher
Title Lord of Rosby
Lord Treasurer
Master of Coin
Allegiance House Rosby
Died In +/- 300 AL, at King's Landing
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (Appears)
A Clash of Kings (Appears)
A Storm of Swords (Appears)
A Feast for Crows (Appears)

Lord Gyles Rosby was the head of House Rosby. He is sickly and keeps coughing constantly.[1] The aunt of Lord Gyles's second wife is Lady Tanda Stokeworth. Lord Gyles's third cousin is Lady Tanda.[2] Lord Gyles has no immediate heir, though he has a ward at Rosby.[3] Eventually, he perishes due to his sickness at the Red Keep.[3]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Lord Gyles remains at court in King's Landing when the fighting in the Riverlands breaks out.[1]

A Clash of Kings

Gyles attends the Tourney for King Joffrey's 13th Name Day.[4] When he receives his copy of Stannis Baratheon's letter concerning the illegitimacy of Cersei Lannister's children with Robert I, he sends it on to King's Landing. Due to the war, King's Landing is being supplied mainly by Lord Gyles and Lady Tanda Stokeworth, for their lands are far enough away from the fighting to be untouched by war.[5] Lord Gyles is present when Tyrion offers his terms for peace for Ser Cleos Frey to take back to Robb Stark.[6]

Lord Gyles survives the attack by the mob on the procession returning to the castle after seeing Princess Myrcella off to Dorne.[7] After the attack, Cersei fears for her son's life and decides to send Prince Tommen in secret to Rosby, dressing him as a page and putting him under the protection of Lord Gyles. Tyrion finds out about the plan and has Lord Gyles and his entourage intercepted by Ser Jacelyn Bywater.[8]

During the Battle of the Blackwater, Lord Gyles stays in Maegor's Holdfast with Cersei and the other noble ladies.[9]

A Storm of Swords

He is an attendant at the wedding of Sansa Stark and Tyrion Lannister. Lord Gyles accompanies Tyrion when he is sent to meet the delegation from Dorne. Lord Gyles is called as a witness for the prosecution in the trial of Tyrion Lannister for the death of King Joffrey I. He tells of how he saw Tyrion fill the wedding chalice.[10]

A Feast for Crows

After the funeral of Lord Tywin Lannister, Lord Gyles promises Queen Cersei that he would order a statue made of Lord Tywin to be placed by the Lion Gate in King's Landing. Rosby's coughing has gotten much worse and he is beginning to cough up blood. Cersei learns that Tywin had named Garth Tyrell to become the new master of the coin and, in order to prevent another Tyrell from joining the council, she lies to Mace Tyrell that she has named Lord Gyles the new Master of Coin instead.[11] Upon assuming the duties of the Master of Coin, Lord Gyles has to deal with many of the crowns debt problems and an angry envoy from the Iron Bank of Braavos, who is irate when he learns that the King would suspend all payments on the loans from the Iron Bank until the War of the Five Kings was over. The envoy hounds Lord Gyles so much that he takes to his bed coughing up blood.[12] Eventually, Lord Gyles is overcome by his sickness and dies at the Red Keep.[3] Cersei's paranoia leads her to the mistaken belief that Gyles was killed by the Tyrells so that they could replace him with Garth Tyrell.

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