Lord of the Seven Kingdoms
Lord of the Seven Kingdoms is the title claimed by the ruler of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, whose seat is the Red Keep in King's Landing. The title is frequently preceded by "King of the Andals, the Rhoynar, and the First Men", and the king usually, though not always, bears the title "Protector of the Realm". The Lord of the Seven Kingdoms is advised by the Hand of the King and the small council.
After his landing at the mouth of the Blackwater Rush, Aegon the Conqueror was crowned by his sister Visenya as "Aegon, First of His Name, King of All Westeros, Shield of His People". When Aegon was anointed by the High Septon at Oldtown's Starry Sept after the Conquest, he was named "Aegon of House Targaryen, the First of His Name, King of the Andals, the Rhoynar, and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms, and Protector of the Realm".
Queen Visenya decided that the Kingsguard should consist of seven members because her husband, King Aegon, was Lord of the Seven Kingdoms.
While Aegon II Targaryen was declared Lord of the Seven Kingdoms in King's Landing during the Dance of the Dragons, his rival, his half sister Rhaenyra, did not claim a corresponding title when she was crowned as queen at Dragonstone. Both were killed during the civil war, and Rhaenyra's son, Aegon III Targaryen, succeeded to the throne.
Despite claiming authority over the Andals, the Rhoynar, and the First Men, the rulers on the Iron Throne did not rule all Seven Kingdoms until Dorne joined the realm under King Daeron II Targaryen.
House Blackfyre claimed the title during the unsuccessful Blackfyre Rebellions.
The title passed from House Targaryen to House Baratheon as a result of Robert's Rebellion.
A Game of Thrones
The exiled Viserys Targaryen claims the title, but he is slain by Khal Drogo in Vaes Dothrak.
King Robert I Baratheon, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms, is succeeded by his son, Joffrey I Baratheon, after being mortally wounded by a boar. Joffrey's mother, Cersei Lannister, serves as Queen Regent.
At Highgarden, Robert's youngest brother, Renly Baratheon, is declared king with the support of House Tyrell.
A Clash of Kings
Declaring that Joffrey is not the trueborn heir of Robert, Stannis Baratheon announces his own claim to the Iron Throne.
Renly is slain near Storm's End.
Daenerys Targaryen refers to herself as Queen of the Seven Kingdoms.
A Storm of Swords
Joffrey is poisoned at his wedding feast, and he is succeeded by his younger brother, Tommen I Baratheon.
A Feast for Crows
Stannis Baratheon styles himself as King of Westeros.
A Dance with Dragons
Daenerys considers herself Lord of the Seven Kingdoms.
The Golden Company support Aegon Targaryen in his claim to the throne.
Guard your tongue, Mormont, or I'll have it out. I am no lesser man, I am the rightful Lord of the Seven Kingdoms. The dragon does not beg.
Must the rightful Lord of the Seven Kingdoms beg for help from widow women and usurpers?
Sansa: But you were queen of all the Seven Kingdoms.
Cersei: When it comes to swords, a queen is only a woman after all.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 11, Daenerys II.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 8, Tyrion II.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, Aegon I.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 1, Bran I.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 47, Eddard XIII.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 4, Eddard I.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 20, Eddard IV.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, The Reign of the Dragons: The Conquest.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon I.
- ↑ Fire & Blood, Three Heads Had the Dragon - Governance Under King Aegon I.
- ↑ Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Blacks and the Greens.
- ↑ Fire & Blood, Aftermath - The Hour of the Wolf.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, Dorne Against the Dragons.
- ↑ The Mystery Knight.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, The Fall of the Dragons: The End.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 46, Daenerys V.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 49, Eddard XIV.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 57, Sansa V.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 69, Tyrion IX.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 10, Davos I.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 33, Catelyn IV.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 63, Daenerys V.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 60, Tyrion VIII.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 72, Jaime IX.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Appendix.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Appendix.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 24, The Lost Lord.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Prologue.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 8, Bran II.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 60, Sansa VI.