Bertrand Tyrell

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House Tyrell.svgBertrand TyrellHouse Tyrell.svg
Title(s) Lord of Highgarden
Lord Paramount of the Mander
Defender of the Marches
High Marshal of the Reach
Warden of the South
Allegiance House Tyrell
Culture(s) Reach
Died In 59 AC, near Highgarden[1]
Issue Eldest son
Martyn Tyrell
Bastard sons
Book(s) Fire & Blood (mentioned)
The Rise of the Dragon (mentioned)

Bertrand Tyrell was the Lord of Highgarden and head of House Tyrell during the early reign of King Jaehaerys I Targaryen.[2]


According to Archmaester Gyldayn, Lord Bertrand was a well-known drunkard.[2] Lord Manfryd Redwyne held an unfavorable opinion of his liege, believing that the Tyrells were dolts and Lord Bertrand a sot.[1]


When Lord Daemon Velaryon resigned the office of Hand of the King in 54 AC, several names were brought up and then quickly dismissed as potential replacements. Lord Bertrand was among them, for he was known to be a drunkard and the small council feared that his unruly sons would bring disgrace to the Crown.[2]

In the terrible winter of 59 AC, the Shivers hit Highgarden. Bertrand sickened but survived, only to perish, drunk, in a fall from his horse four days after his recovery.[1] He was succeeded as Lord of Highgarden and Lord Paramount of the Mander by his eldest son.[1][3]


The Tyrells are dolts. I am sorry, Your Grace, they are my liege lords, but ... the Tyrells are dolts, and Lord Bertrand was a sot as well.[1]


Bertrand had a legitimate son and heir, as well as at least one younger son, Martyn. He also had several unruly bastard sons.[2]

Elder son


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Fire & Blood, The Long Reign - Jaehaerys and Alysanne: Policy, Progeny, and Pain.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Fire & Blood, Birth, Death, and Betrayal Under King Jaehaerys I.
  3. The Rise of the Dragon, "The Reign of Jaehaerys I".