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)
  • Alice the Mad
    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.
  • Cold Order
    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.
  • T.B O.E
    Basically the Targaryen’s with their dragons were playing on easy mode
  • Guilherme Aranha
    Nice vid, bro...
    Shame Daenerys did EXACTLY what you said she shouldn't do!
  • Lost
    Tyrells: serves the Gardeners for generations to get The Reach
    Bronn: does nothing, still gets The Reach
    Tyrells: 👁👄👁
  • Remy Blas
    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.
  • Username unknown
    "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?
  • Nate Skywalker
    Aegon is rolling in his grave right now,
    Dany already lost 2 dragons and now she's planning on burning everyone.
  • FacepalmDaily
    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.
  • Raza Alee
    "She might not wanna remind people, however, that her father was the notoriously cruel and crazy Mad King"
    Oh my poor child.
  • Tomatoe
    "Her most important assets are her dragons"

    Yeah, about that..
  • Joe
    The amount of detail in these stories are amazing, I'd put my money on a GoT spinoff for sure
  • Boss Umbra
    Selmy said this about Daenerys with her fire.
    “She wants fire, and Dorne sent her mud. You could make a poultice out of mud to cool a fever. You could plant seeds in mud and grow a crop to feed your children. Mud would nourish you, where fire would only consume you, but fools and children and young girls would choose fire every time.”
  • Odin666
    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...
  • raphabl
    Nah. She just burned the entire city to the ground
  • ZippyDapper
    i would love to see a movie or tv show about Aegon's Conquest.
  • KRM
    I hope we get a trilogy of Aegon’s conquest.

    That would be awesome!
  • Matthew Robinson
    Probably one of your best videos ever, both visually and informatively. Definitely worth the wait. Well done keep it up and thank you
  • Noble
    Not sure why but I feel bad for Rhaenys dying in Dorne. For some reason I like her character, even tho there isnt much written about her