Lord Stokeworth

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Lord Stokeworth
House Stokeworth.svg
Title Lord of Stokeworth
Culture Crownlands
Died In 130 ACKing's Landing[1]

Lord Stokeworth was the Lord of Stokeworth and the head of House Stokeworth during the reigns of kings Viserys I and Aegon II Targaryen.[2]


Dance of the Dragons

During the reign of King Viserys I Targaryen, Lord Stokeworth swore to defend the succession rights of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen. In 129 AC, during the Dance of the Dragons in which Rhaenyra's brother Aegon II Targaryen challenged her rule by claiming Viserys's throne for himself, Lord Stokeworth was arrested by Aegon II's supporters. When given the choice between swearing his allegiance to Aegon II or being killed by the King's Justice, Lord Stokeworth pledged his support to Aegon II.[2]

When Ser Criston Cole marched from King's Landing to attack Duskendale and ultimately Rook's Rest, he passed by Rosby and Stokeworth to command both Lord Stokeworth and Lord Rosby to prove their loyalty by joining his attack.[2] When King's Landing fell to Queen Rhaenyra during 130 AC, Lord Stokeworth attempted to switch his allegiance again. Queen Rhaenyra refused him, however, and ordered his tongue removed, after which he was executed.[3][1]


Following Lord Stokeworth's death, Prince Daemon Targaryen suggested marrying Stokeworth's young daughter to Ulf White, to grant Ulf the Stokeworth lands. Lord Corlys Velaryon, the Hand of the Queen, argued instead in favor of Stokeworth's younger son. According to Lord Corlys, disinheriting the younger son in favor of the older daughter would call into question the rights of multiple other lords, who had elder sisters whose claims might suddenly be seen as superior. Unwilling to lose the support of such lords, according to Grand Maester Munkun, Rhaenyra eventually named Stokeworth's son as the new Lord of Stokeworth.[1]




  1. Lord Stokeworth's daughter was not Falena Stokeworth. In the television adaptation House of the Dragon, his daughter is named Elinor Stokeworth, who may be Elinor Massey with the two being merged and instead of being a Massey by birth, she is betrothed to a member of House Massey.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Triumphant.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold.
  3. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon II.