Lyman Beesbury, as depicted in Game of Thrones: Histories & Lore.
|Born||In 49 AC|
|Died||In 129 AC (aged 80), King's Landing|
|Played by||Bill Paterson|
|TV series||House of the Dragon: Season 1|
Lyman was a man of eighty when King Viserys I passed away prior to the Dance of the Dragons. When the small council gathered in the chambers of Queen Alicent Hightower, Lyman was the only one to espouse the claim of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, Viserys's daughter and preferred heir, over the claim of Prince Aegon Targaryen, Alicent's eldest son.
According to Grand Maester Orwyle, who was present in the chamber, Ser Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King, had Lyman arrested and sent to the black cells, where he eventually died of a chill. In contrast, Septon Eustace claimed that Ser Criston Cole, the Lord Commander of the Kingsguard, slit Lyman's throat with his dagger. Court fool Mushroom alleges that Criston instead tossed Lyman from the window onto the spikes of the Maegor's Holdfast's moat. Eustace and Mushroom were not present, however. Lyman was succeeded as master of coin by Ser Tyland Lannister.