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Game of Thrones - The Sack of King's Landing

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"The Sack of King's Landing" is a set of four featurettes in "History & Lore" section of the Complete Guide to Westeros, one of the special features present in the Blu-ray of Season 1 of Game of Thrones. They are narrated, respectively, by Harry Lloyd as Viserys Targaryen Mark Addy as King Robert Baratheon Donald Sumpter as Maester Luwin Charles Dance as Lord Tywin Lannister. The Sack of King's Landing was the event that ended Robert's Rebellion and consisted of a devastating assault on the city of King's Landing by the army of House Lannister, after they had been welcomed inside the city gates as allies. Due to this treachery, it was more of a massacre than an actual battle. During the sack, as Lannister soldiers rampaged throughout the city, the Mad King, Aerys II Targaryen, was slain along with most of his loyal retainers and those family members who had not fled to the island of Dragonstone. Lord Tywin Lannister was the architect of the victory and commanded the assault as a way of proving his loyalty to Robert Baratheon after deciding to join the war very late in the day. As the city was sacked, Ser Jaime Lannister, a member of the Kingsguard, turned on and slew the Mad King, an act of treachery which earned him the name "Kingslayer", even though King Robert later pardoned him for this act. Notable events during the Sack of King's Landing: King Aerys II Targaryen - killed by Jamie Lannister at the foot of the Iron throne. Princess Elia Martell† - Raped and brutally murdered by Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane on orders from Tywin Lannister Prince Aegon Targaryen† - The infant and youngest child of Prince Rhaegar and Princess Elia who was murdered by The Mountain Princess Rhaenys Targaryen† - Eldest daughter of Prince Rhaegar and Princess Elia who was murdered by the Mountain. ***http://gameofthrones.wikia.com/wiki/Sack_of_King%27s_Landing***