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Upon Aenys death Maegor came to the Iron Throne ahead of his brother's son, [[Jaehaerys I|Jaehaerys]], under unknown circumstances. During his reign, the [[Faith Militant uprising]] continued. He crushed the rebellions with ruthless and brutal methods, offering a gold dragon for the scalp of a [[Warrior's Sons|Warrior's Son]] and a silver stag for the scalp of a [[Poor Fellows|Poor Fellow]], earning him his nickname "The Cruel." However, the fight with the militant orders was only ended under the reign of his successor.{{Ref|aFfC|33}}
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Upon Aenys's death, Maegor came to the Iron Throne ahead of his brother's son, [[Jaehaerys I|Jaehaerys]], under unknown circumstances. During his reign, the [[Faith Militant uprising]] continued. He crushed the rebellions with ruthless and brutal methods, offering a gold dragon for the scalp of a [[Warrior's Sons|Warrior's Son]] and a silver stag for the scalp of a [[Poor Fellows|Poor Fellow]], earning him his nickname "The Cruel." However, the fight with the militant orders was only ended under the reign of his successor.{{Ref|aFfC|33}}
  
 
Maegor completed the construction on the [[Red Keep]], giving [[Red Keep#Maegor's Holdfast|Maegor's Holdfast]] its name. He had its builders executed to protect the secrets of the [[Red Keep#Secret passages|hidden passages]] he had constructed.{{Ref|aGoT|58}} Maegor notoriously kept [[polygamy|multiple wives]] at a time.  He had up to eight or nine wives, though not all of them were simultaneous and beheaded a few for failing to produce an heir - a test that all of them ultimately failed.  <ref> June 06, 2001
 
Maegor completed the construction on the [[Red Keep]], giving [[Red Keep#Maegor's Holdfast|Maegor's Holdfast]] its name. He had its builders executed to protect the secrets of the [[Red Keep#Secret passages|hidden passages]] he had constructed.{{Ref|aGoT|58}} Maegor notoriously kept [[polygamy|multiple wives]] at a time.  He had up to eight or nine wives, though not all of them were simultaneous and beheaded a few for failing to produce an heir - a test that all of them ultimately failed.  <ref> June 06, 2001

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Biographical Information
Reign 42 AC - 48 AC
Full Name Maegor Targaryen First of His Name
Alias Maegor the Cruel
Titles

Hand of the King under Aenys I

King of the Seven Kingdoms
Died in 48 AC King's Landing
Family
Royal House House Targaryen
Predecessor Aenys I
Successor Jaehaerys I
Queen Jeyne Westerling
Father Aegon I
Mother Visenya Targaryen

Maegor I, called Maegor the Cruel, was the son of Aegon I and Visenya. He was the third king to sit the Iron Throne.

Appearance

According to a semi-canon source, Maegor was large, larger than his father, Aegon I. A warrior, he was bull-like with heavy shoulders, thick neck and huge arms. He kept his hair short and his beard trimmed to his jawline. He wore Aegon the Conqueror's crown.[1]

Early life

Maegor was the younger half-brother of Aenys I and served as Hand during Aenys' rule. When the Faith Militant uprising began, Aenys was unable to deal with the crisis and much of the responsibility fell on Maegor to handle the revolt. Maegor instituted laws forbidding Holy men from being able to bear arms which became known as Maegors law.

Rule

Upon Aenys's death, Maegor came to the Iron Throne ahead of his brother's son, Jaehaerys, under unknown circumstances. During his reign, the Faith Militant uprising continued. He crushed the rebellions with ruthless and brutal methods, offering a gold dragon for the scalp of a Warrior's Son and a silver stag for the scalp of a Poor Fellow, earning him his nickname "The Cruel." However, the fight with the militant orders was only ended under the reign of his successor.[2]

Maegor completed the construction on the Red Keep, giving Maegor's Holdfast its name. He had its builders executed to protect the secrets of the hidden passages he had constructed.[3] Maegor notoriously kept multiple wives at a time. He had up to eight or nine wives, though not all of them were simultaneous and beheaded a few for failing to produce an heir - a test that all of them ultimately failed. [4] Among his wives was Jeyne Westerling.[5] Maegor also had three Grand Maesters executed during his reign.[6] Maegor was killed on the Iron Throne by unknown means, though some whisper by the throne itself.[7]

While notoriously brutal in his personal life, Maegor seems to have been quite effective in cementing the Targaryen dynasty as the ruling House of the Seven Kingdoms despite a massive popular uprising that lasted eleven years. One might say that a brutal Hand and King is not a bad fit for a brutal era.

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Valaena
Velaryon
 
Aerion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Visenya
 
Aegon I
 
Rhaenys
 
 
Orys
Baratheon
 
Argella
Durrandon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ceryse
Hightower
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aenys I
 
Alyssa
Velaryon
 
 
House
Baratheon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elinor
Costayne
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alys
Harroway
 
 
Maegor I
 
Rhaena
 
Aegon
 
Viserys
 
Jaehaerys I
 
Alysanne
 
Vaella
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jeyne
Westerling
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tyanna of
the Tower
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rhaella
 
Aerea
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
House
Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


References and Notes

  1. Targaryen Kings. (November 1, 2005) So Spake Martin
  2. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 33, Jaime V.
  3. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 58, Eddard XV.
  4. June 06, 2001 Targaryen Polygamy So Spake Martin
  5. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 14, Catelyn II.
  6. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 12, Tyrion II.
  7. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 36, Davos IV.

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