Game Of Thrones: What Happened After Robert’s Rebellion – Screen Rant

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Game of Thrones begins roughly 16 years after the end of Robert's Rebellion, but while it detailed those events it didn't show too much of what happened in between. Robert's Rebellion is one of the most important events in recent Westeros history, including the fall of the Targaryen dynasty and the rise of a new royal lineage. Much of what happened, or at least the biggest events,  was at least covered on Game of Thrones, with some shown in flashbacks. We saw the infamous Tower of Joy scene, where Lyanna Stark gave birth to Jon Snow but died doing so, and saw a brief vision of Jaime Lannister killing the the Mad King Aerys II Targaren, all of which came towards the very end of Robert's Rebellion. Earlier in the timeline, Game of Thrones season 7 revealed the secret marriage between Lyanna and Rhaegar. Continue scrolling to keep reading Click the button below to start this article in quick view. Start now Related: Game Of Thrones: Why The Mad King Went Crazy (& What His Real Plan Was) Robert's Rebellion may have been built on a lie, thinking Lyanna had been kidnapped, but ....


Queen Rhaella Targaryen, the sister-wife of Aerys,  had been sent to Dragonstone with her second son, Viserys, after Rhaegar's death, and the castle served as the last Targaryen stronghold in Westeros. Seeking to eradicate the Targaryens for good, Robert had his brother, Stannis, build a new fleet and sail to take Dragonstone from the Targaryens. Before Stannis and his fleet arrived, a great storm raged around Dragonstone, during which Rhaella gave birth to Daenerys Targaryen (hence the name Stormborn). Rhaella died, and some members of the garrison on Dragonstone were prepared to sell Viserys and Dany to the Baratheons in order to survive. Ser Willem Darry was able to smuggle the children away from Dragonstone under the cover of night, taking them to Braavos, where they lived with him in the fabled house with the red door (which didn't make it into Game of Thrones). Stannis, aboard his new ship Fury, unsurprisingly conquered Dragonstone and defeated the last of the Targaryen loyalists, and was rewarded - much to his anger - with being named Lord of Dragonstone, while his younger brother Renly was given Storm's End. The Reign Of King Robert I The Robert Baratheon we meet at the beginning of Game ....

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