Manfred Hightower (Aegon's Conquest)
Manfred Hightower as depicted in Game of Thrones: Histories & Lore.
|Born||In or before 34 BC|
|Died||In 10 AC or 11 AC|
Manfred Hightower[N 1] was the Lord of the Hightower and the head of House Hightower during Aegon's Conquest. He had at least four sons, including Addam and Garmon, and several daughters.
Manfred was a cautious and godly man.
When news arrived in Oldtown of the landing of Aegon the Dragon and his sisters, Visenya and Rhaenys, the High Septon fasted and prayed for seven days and nights under the dome of the Starry Sept. When he emerged he announced that the Faith would not oppose the Targaryens, because the Crone had shown him that to do so would mean the destruction of Oldtown in dragonflame.
Lord Manfred, who was a godly man, heeded the High Septon's prophecy when he heard it. He kept his forces at Oldtown and when Aegon marched south towards the city, he freely opened his gates submitting to Aegon's authority. Some say that Manfred also offered his youngest daughter's hand in marriage to Aegon I Targaryen, which Aegon declined so as not to offend his queens.
Lord Manfred died during the First Dornish War, soon after the death of his son Garmon in 10 AC, and was succeeded by an other son, Ser Addam Hightower.
A Feast for Crows
The new High Septon mentions Lord Manfred to Cersei Lannister during their meeting in the Great Sept of Baelor. He tells her that Manfred heeded the High Septon's prophecy.
- ↑ Erroneously reported to have been named Banfred Hightower in the notes of the 2012 reading of The Sons of the Dragon
- ↑ See the Manfred Hightower (Aegon's Conquest) calculation.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Fire & Blood, Reign of the Dragon - The Wars of King Aegon I.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Fire & Blood, Aegon's Conquest.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 The World of Ice & Fire, The Reign of the Dragons: The Conquest.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 28, Cersei VI.