Lord Staunton

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House Staunton.svgLord StauntonHouse Staunton.svg
Title Lord of Rook's Rest
Culture Crownlands
Died In 129 ACRook's Rest
Spouse Lady Staunton

Played by Michael Elwyn
TV series House of the Dragon: Season 1 | 2

Lord Staunton was the Lord of Rook's Rest and the head of House Staunton during the Dance of the Dragons.[1] His given name has not been revealed.

In the television adaptation House of the Dragon, he is named Simon Staunton and portrayed by Michael Elwyn.[2]


Lord Staunton was one of the lesser lords, bannermen or vassals that sat on the black council.[1]

After the sack of Duskendale, Ser Criston Cole advanced on Rook's Rest. Lord Staunton closed his gates, but could not stop the greens from burning his lands and attacking his smallfolk and herds. He sent a raven to Dragonstone when supplies ran low.[3]

Princess Rhaenys Targaryen and her dragon Meleys arrived nine days later. However, Aegon II Targaryen with Sunfyre and Aemond Targaryen with Vhagar joined the battle, killing Rhaenys and Meleys. Criston and Aemond then took Rook's Rest and put the garrison to the sword. Lord Staunton's head was taken to King's Landing and mounted above the Old Gate.[3]

After his death, his widow took charge of House Staunton, and rode from Duskendale to King's Landing with Ser Corwyn Corbray after the ascension of King Aegon III Targaryen.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Blacks and the Greens.
  2. HBO Official Character Guide: Simon Staunton
  3. 3.0 3.1 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold.
  4. Fire & Blood, Aftermath - The Hour of the Wolf.
Last known title holder:
Lord Staunton
Lord of Rook's Rest Unknown
Next known title holder:
Symond Staunton