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The '''Second Quarrel''' is one of the two recorded estrangements between King [[Jaehaerys I Targaryen]] and his queen, [[Alysanne Targaryen]]. The quarrel began in {{Date|92}}, when Jaehaerys decided to pass over his granddaughter [[Rhaenys Targaryen (daughter of Aemon)|Rhaenys]], the only heir of his deceased eldest son [[Aemon Targaryen (son of Jaehaerys I)|Aemon]], in favor of his son [[Baelon Targaryen (son of Jaehaerys I)|Baelon]], in the line of succession. Alysanne, who had helped her husband rule for many years, believed there was no reason to favor a man over a woman, and felt that if Jaehaerys believed women to be of less use, he had no need of her.  
 
The '''Second Quarrel''' is one of the two recorded estrangements between King [[Jaehaerys I Targaryen]] and his queen, [[Alysanne Targaryen]]. The quarrel began in {{Date|92}}, when Jaehaerys decided to pass over his granddaughter [[Rhaenys Targaryen (daughter of Aemon)|Rhaenys]], the only heir of his deceased eldest son [[Aemon Targaryen (son of Jaehaerys I)|Aemon]], in favor of his son [[Baelon Targaryen (son of Jaehaerys I)|Baelon]], in the line of succession. Alysanne, who had helped her husband rule for many years, believed there was no reason to favor a man over a woman, and felt that if Jaehaerys believed women to be of less use, he had no need of her.  
  
Alysanne departed [[King's Landing]] and flew to [[Dragonstone]] on her [[dragon]] [[Silverwing]], where she remained apart from Jaehaerys for two years. The couple reconciled in {{Date|94}}, with the help of their daughter, Septa [[Maegelle Targaryen|Maegelle]], though they never reached accord on the succession. At the time Alysanne died in {{date|100}}, she was still insisting that her granddaughter Rhaenys and her children had been unfairly cheated of their rights.{{Ref|FAB|The Long Reign - Jaehaerys and Alysanne: Policy, Progeny, and Pain}}{{Ref|TWOIAF| The Targaryen Kings: Jaehaerys I}}
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Alysanne departed [[King's Landing]] and flew to [[Dragonstone]] on her [[dragon]] [[Silverwing]], where she remained apart from Jaehaerys for two years. The couple reconciled in {{Date|94}}, with the help of their daughter, Septa [[Maegelle Targaryen|Maegelle]], though they never reached accord on the succession. At the time Alysanne died in {{date|100}}, she was still insisting that her granddaughter Rhaenys and her children had been unfairly cheated of their rights.{{Ref|FAB|Heirs of the Dragon - A Question of Succession}}{{Ref|TWOIAF| The Targaryen Kings: Jaehaerys I}}
  
 
==Quotes==
 
==Quotes==
{{quote|A ruler needs a good head and a true heart. A cock is not essential. If Your Grace truly believes that women lack the wit to rule, plainly you have no further need of me.{{Ref|FAB|The Long Reign - Jaehaerys and Alysanne: Policy, Progeny, and Pain}}|[[Alysanne Targaryen]], to King [[Jaehaerys I Targaryen]]}}
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{{quote|A ruler needs a good head and a true heart. A cock is not essential. If Your Grace truly believes that women lack the wit to rule, plainly you have no further need of me.{{Ref|FAB|Heirs of the Dragon - A Question of Succession}}|[[Alysanne Targaryen]], to King [[Jaehaerys I Targaryen]]}}
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 08:03, 29 July 2020

The Second Quarrel is one of the two recorded estrangements between King Jaehaerys I Targaryen and his queen, Alysanne Targaryen. The quarrel began in 92 AC, when Jaehaerys decided to pass over his granddaughter Rhaenys, the only heir of his deceased eldest son Aemon, in favor of his son Baelon, in the line of succession. Alysanne, who had helped her husband rule for many years, believed there was no reason to favor a man over a woman, and felt that if Jaehaerys believed women to be of less use, he had no need of her.

Alysanne departed King's Landing and flew to Dragonstone on her dragon Silverwing, where she remained apart from Jaehaerys for two years. The couple reconciled in 94 AC, with the help of their daughter, Septa Maegelle, though they never reached accord on the succession. At the time Alysanne died in 100 AC, she was still insisting that her granddaughter Rhaenys and her children had been unfairly cheated of their rights.[1][2]

Quotes

A ruler needs a good head and a true heart. A cock is not essential. If Your Grace truly believes that women lack the wit to rule, plainly you have no further need of me.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Fire & Blood, Heirs of the Dragon - A Question of Succession.
  2. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Jaehaerys I.