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    ‘House Of The Dragon’: Who Is Aegon The Conqueror? When Did He Arrive On King’s Landing?

    ‘House of the Dragon’ has been receiving praises ever since its first episode aired on Sunday. The HBO show is a prequel to and is set around 200 years before the event of ‘Game of Thrones.’ Apart from critical praise, the show also drew around 10 million viewers, making it the biggest series premiere ever for HBO.

    The show, based on George R. R. Martin’s 2018 novel ‘Fire & Blood’, has introduced several new characters. One of the most interesting ones from Martin’s universe is Aegon Targaryen, also known as Aegon the conqueror. The character was the founder of House Targaryen and forged the Iron Throne.

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    Who Is Aegon The Conqueror In ‘House Of The Dragon’?

    Aegon Targaryen
    Aegon Targaryen

    King Aegon I Targaryen, also known as Aegon the Conqueror or Aegon the Dragon, is one of the most prominent characters from George R. R. Martin‘s fantasy universe.

    He was the founder and the first king of the Targaryen dynasty. He conquered Westeros, and later invaded and unified six of the Seven Kingdoms.

    Aegon had two sister-wives Visenya and Rhaenys and three dragons. Dorne was the only one to successfully resist him for some time using guerrilla tactics. It was started under the command of Meria Martell and they pushed the Targaryens for a couple of centuries.

    This ended when Dorne voluntarily joined the Seven Kingdoms after Maron Martell agreed to marry princess, Daenerys Targaryen. His sister, Myriah Martell, tied the knot with King Daeron II Targaryen.

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    When Did He Arrive On King’s Landing?

    Aegon the conqueror
    Aegon the conqueror

    Aegon founded King’s landing after the conquest was over. He started construction on the Red Keep and forged the Iron Throne from the swords of the enemies he had defeated or killed.

    It was melted with Dragonfire and later became the cause of several wars in the centuries to come. His descendants ruled for a further three centuries.

    The Lord of Dragonstone built a small wooden fort on the top of the hill, it was named Aegon fort in his honor.

    Aegon landed on the same day in Westeros that Harren Hoare, King of the Isles and the Rivers, took residence in the finally completed Harrenhal.

    His conquest was the first of the Wars of Conquest which lasted for around three years and ended with Aegon I anointed king by the High Septon in Oldtown.

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