Guest Post at Tower of the Hand: Jaehaerys I

(Artist: Jordi Gonzalez Escamilla)

If you’re interested in getting a sneak peak of my forthcoming book, “Kings, Hands, and City-States,” which you can purchase via my Kickstarter, I’ve put an excerpt of one of my essays, examining the reign of King Jaehaerys I, up on Tower of the Hand, which you can read here.

Enjoy! And if you like what you’ve read, you might want to get yourself a copy of “Kings, Hands, and City-States“…


8 thoughts on “Guest Post at Tower of the Hand: Jaehaerys I

  1. Andrew says:

    Jaehaerys remains my favorite Targaryen monarch. As for the argument against GRRM being a pacifist, Jaehaerys started out leading a nationwide rebellion against Maegor, let’s not forget. Maegor wasn’t exactly going to hand it over, just ask Aegon.

    He also managed to avoid a potential dynastic civil war through the Great Council, something his grandson Viserys could have picked up on.

    • David Hunt says:

      It’s been a while since I looked at WOIAF, however I thought that the rebellion was in his name but that his role was, at most, limited owing to fact that he was eleven years old.

      • Sean C. says:

        Jaehaerys I was 14 at the time of the rebellion in his name. Clearly Lord Robar and Queen Alyssa were the more experienced statesmen, but I expect they waited as long as they did until he was old enough to be a plausible leadership figure.

    • While J. wasn’t involved in the revolt, he certainly was willing to use displays of draconic might to keep the realm in check, so not a pacifist like Baelor.

  2. Abbey Battle says:

    Just popping in to wish your new Kickstarter well Maester Steven (as well as thank you for some excellent articles!).

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