King's Gate

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The King's Gate is one of the seven huge gates that surround the huge walls of King's Landing. It is by the southern corner of the southwest wall, connecting the western end of the River Row to the tourney grounds outside the city's wall by the Blackwater Rush. There is a sally port in it,[1] and a stable near it.[2]


In the reign of Maegor I Targaryen, Maegor had his own wife and queen, Alys Harroway, tortured to death and executed. Following her death, Alys's body was cut into seven parts and mounted on spikes above each of the seven gates of the city, one of which was above the King's Gate.[3][4]

During the Moon of the Three Kings, Ser Perkin the Flea's gutter knights held control over the King's Gate for Trystane Truefyre.[5]

During the Regency of Aegon III, the Hand of the King, Tyland Lannister ordered the city gates to be strengthened so they could better resist attacks from within the city walls.[6]

During the Sack of King's Landing, Lord Eddard Stark led his northmen through the King's Gate.[7]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

The gate is assaulted with a battering ram by the army of Stannis Baratheon during the Battle of the Blackwater.[1]

A Feast for Crows

Jaime Lannister is sent by his sister Cersei to inspect the city gates. According to him the King's Gate needs to be replaced.[8]


  1. 1.0 1.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 59, Tyrion XIII.
  2. Fire & Blood, A Surfeit of Rulers.
  3. The Sons of the Dragon.
  4. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Maegor I.
  5. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Overthrown.
  6. Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - The Hooded Hand.
  7. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 11, Jaime II.
  8. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 24, Cersei V.