Coronation of King Robert I Baratheon by Henning Ludvigsen ©
|Title||Your Grace, Your Radiance, Your Magnificence|
|Culture||Westeros, Dorne, Ghiscar, Free folk, Basilisk Isles, North, Iron Islands, Stormlands, Westerlands, Reach, Riverlands, Sarnor, Ibben, Kingdom of the Ifequevron|
Kingship is the position and power of a king in the known world.
- 1 Traditions
- 2 History
- 3 Recent Events
- 4 Known Titles
- 5 Quotes
- 6 References
In Westeros, kings traditionally inherit the title through male-preference primogeniture, although the Iron Islands once had the elective kingsmoot. Dorne started using the title "Prince of Dorne" after Lord Mors Martell married Queen Nymeria, and the new rulers chose to abandon the Andal customs in favor of those of the Rhoynar. The Seven Kingdoms are now ruled by the King of the Andals, the Rhoynar, and the First Men who rules from the Iron Throne.
The city of Meereen on Slaver's Bay once had a king. Instead of kings, the Free Cities have rulers chosen through democratic and oligarchic systems, such as the triarchs of Volantis, the Prince of Pentos, the Archon of Tyrosh, and the Sealord of Braavos.
A high king is a "king of kings," who claims seniority over other kings. Notable kingdoms with such a system include the Iron Islands, Dorne, the Reach, and Sarnor, though the High King of Sarnor was typically more of a figurehead than a true ruler.
A Game of Thrones
Robert I Baratheon, King of the Andals, the Rhoynar, and the First Men, is mortally wounded by a boar, and he is succeeded by his son, King Joffrey I Baratheon. Renly Baratheon, Lord of Storm's End is crowned king at Highgarden in opposition to his nephew. Following the Battle of the Camps, Robb Stark is declared King in the North at Riverrun.
A Clash of Kings
Rejecting the claims of Joffrey and Renly, Stannis Baratheon, Lord of Dragonstone, declares himself king. Renly is assassinated near Storm's End. Balon Greyjoy, Lord of the Iron Islands, secedes from the Seven Kingdoms and declares himself King of the Isles and the North.
A Storm of Swords
Amid the War of the Five Kings, Balon falls to his death at Pyke and Robb is killed in the Red Wedding. Joffrey dies at his wedding feast and is succeeded by his younger brother, Tommen I Baratheon.
A Feast for Crows
Since Euron Greyjoy claimed the Seastone Chair after Balon's death, Aeron Greyjoy calls for a kingsmoot on Old Wyk to decide succession in the Iron Islands. Despite the efforts of Aeron, Victarion, and Asha Greyjoy, Euron is chosen king after announcing he intends to conquer all of Westeros.
The Winds of Winter
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- King of All Westeros: House Targaryen
- King of the Andals, the Rhoynar, and the First Men: House Targaryen, House Baratheon of King's Landing
- King of Westeros: House Baratheon of Dragonstone (self-styled)
- King of the Torrentine: House Dayne
- King of Stone and Sky: House Fowler
- King of Redmarch, King of the Greenbelt, King of the Dornish: House Yronwood
- High King of Dorne: House Yronwood, House Wade, House Shell, House Holt, House Brook, House Hull, House Lake, House Brownhill, and House Briar
- Prince of Dorne: House Martell
- King of the Brimstone: House Dryland
- King (Tor): House Jordayne
- King (Red Mountains): House Manwoody
- King (Blackmont): House Blackmont
- Vulture King
- Salt king and rock king
- High King of the Iron Islands: House Greyiron, House Drumm, House Hoare, House Greyjoy, House Harlaw, House Blacktyde, House Goodbrother
- King of the Iron Islands (King of the Isles, Iron King, driftwood king): House Greyiron, House Hoare, House Crakehall
- King of the Isles and the Rivers: House Hoare
- King of Salt and Rock: House Greyjoy
- King of the Isles and the North: House Greyjoy
- King in the North (King of Winter): House Stark
- Barrow King, King of the First Men: said to be ancestors of House Dustin
- Red King: House Bolton
- Marsh King
- King of the Reach: House Gardener
- King of the High Tower: House Hightower
- King of the Arbor: House Redwyne
- King of the Trident (King of the Rivers and the Hills): House Fisher, House Bracken, House Blackwood, House Hook, House Mudd, House Justman, House Teague, House Nutt, House Vance, House Mallister, House Stark
- Storm King: House Durrandon
- King of the Isles and the Rivers: House Hoare
- Bronze King: House Royce
- High King of the Vale, the Fingers and the Mountains of the Moon: House Royce
- King of the Fingers: House Shell, House Brightstone, House Corbray
- King of the True Men: House Shett
- King of the Three Sisters: House Sunderland
- King of Mountain and Vale: House Arryn
Wall and Beyond
- King of the Stepstones and the Narrow Sea: House Targaryen
- High King of Sarnor, King of Sarnor
- God-King of Ib
- King of the Ifequevron
- King of Astapor
- King of Meereen: House Targaryen, House of Loraq
One king means peace.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 1, The Prophet.
- The World of Ice & Fire, Dorne: Queer Customs of the South.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 1, Bran I.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 55, The Queensguard.
- The World of Ice & Fire, Driftwood Crowns.
- The World of Ice & Fire, Kingdoms of the First Men.
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Reach: The Gardener Kings.
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Grasslands.
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Reign of the Dragons: The Conquest.
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Fall of the Dragons: Robert's Rebellion.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 47, Eddard XIII.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 57, Sansa V.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 69, Tyrion IX.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 71, Catelyn XI.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 46, Daenerys V.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 72, Daenerys X.
- A Clash of Kings, Prologue.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 33, Catelyn IV.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 49, Tyrion XI.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 45, Catelyn V.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 51, Catelyn VII.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 72, Jaime IX.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 19, The Drowned Man.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 21, The Queenmaker.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 40, Princess In The Tower.
- The Winds of Winter, Arianne I
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 36, Davos IV.