Guest Essay on Tower of the Hand – Part II, Baelor Breakspear vs. Brynden Bloodraven

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Part II of my series on the Hands of the King throughout Westerosi history is up on Tower of the Hand, taking a look at how two very different Hands dealt with periods of great political crisis, and what this tells us about George R.R. Martin’s attitude towards Machiavellian theories of politics.

Check it out!

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3 thoughts on “Guest Essay on Tower of the Hand – Part II, Baelor Breakspear vs. Brynden Bloodraven

  1. scarlett45 says:

    I have not read the Dunk and Egg novellas but your post inspired me to. As always I wanted to comment to let you know I appreciate your posts.

  2. Andrew says:

    In saying Jon Snow tries to force change too fast, you have to remember that Baelor had something that Jon Snow didn’t have: time. Baelor had plenty of time with his enemies across the Narrow Sea or subdued while the threat Jon faces is advancing forward quickly, and has just been realized.

    Other than that I agree with everything in your analysis, and enjoyed it.

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