Aegon’s Conquest: how did Daenerys' ancestors take Westeros?

Published 2017-01-16
How did Aegon Targaryen conquer Westeros three hundred years before Game of Thrones? Will Daenerys take the Throne?

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All Comments (21)
  • I love that Visenya basically just parked right in Sharra’s yard, took her son out for a fun day, and they had a civil chat probably over tea. Shockingly wholesome… I mean aside from the fact that Visenya definitely kidnapped her son and played nice with him to terrify Sharra into submission.
  • @LunchThyme
    The way Aegon's described gives big Rhaegar vibes. "Skilled warrior, but took no joy in it ... Commanding presence, yet few close friends." Plus the way he was willing to ascribe to Westerosi culture and customs, leaving his ego at home, it really does feel like both of them were being driven by something more important than personal interests. Aegon's prophecy from HOTD fits the story really well.
  • The Targaryen origins in Valyria leading up to their escape before the destruction would make an epic prequel series. The rise of the Targaryens. Not mention we'd get a shitload more dragons.
  • @coldorder8412
    The Conquest pretty much shows how OP the Dragons are and how difficult to kill.
    Meanwhile in the show they're getting killed by glorified crossbows.
  • @razaalee9477
    "She might not wanna remind people, however, that her father was the notoriously cruel and crazy Mad King"
    Oh my poor child.
  • @odin6667
    Man, it still blows my mind. How did GRRM come up with all this in depth history and lore for each family and each castle for literally every generation going back like 5000 years from the year Game of Thrones is set in... so crazy...
  • @ScublyStudios
    The amount of detail in these stories are amazing, I'd put my money on a GoT spinoff for sure
  • @kochkochkoch
    "From dragon back, Rhaenys saw them coming."
    Huh, how curious. You're saying she didn't just forget about the Durrandon army while in flight?
  • Aegon is rolling in his grave right now,
    Dany already lost 2 dragons and now she's planning on burning everyone.
  • @lost7149
    Tyrells: serves the Gardeners for generations to get The Reach
    Bronn: does nothing, still gets The Reach
    Tyrells: 👁👄👁
  • @loferx
    "Daenerys kinda forgot about the iron fleet"
  • Probably one of your best videos ever, both visually and informatively. Definitely worth the wait. Well done keep it up and thank you
    Basically the Targaryen’s with their dragons were playing on easy mode
  • I hope we get a trilogy of Aegon’s conquest.

    That would be awesome!
  • Aegon the Conqueror is one of my favorites because despite the way he took over, he was still a good and wise king afterwards. He made the Iron Throne not to show off but because he thought a king shouldn't rest easy.
  • @SixShooterMM
    If I had a nickel for every time a Tragaryen invaded Westeros from the East with 3 dragons I'd have two nickels... which isn't a lot but it's weird that happened twice
  • @remyblas
    Too bad you didn't mention the letter the Martells sent to Aegon after Rhaenys died. The letter he held so tight his hands bleed. The letter nobody knows what it said but that made Aegon abandon his plans to conquer Dorne.
  • @AH-be6bu
    15:12 it's actually staggering how little of this happened in the show. The writers really dropped the ball.