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Lady Alerie Tyrell, née Hightower, is the wife of Mace Tyrell and mother of Loras and Margaery Tyrell.

Biography

Background

Alerie Tyrell is a daughter of House Hightower. She is the wife of Mace Tyrell, the Lord of Highgarden and the head of House Tyrell. They had two children, Loras and Margaery. She is the elder sister of Lynesse Hightower, the estranged wife of Ser Jorah Mormont.[2][3] Her family was murdered during the destruction of the Great Sept of Baelor and her mother-in-law Olenna Tyrell subsequently became the de facto leader of House Tyrell until Highgarden was sacked by House Lannister and House Tarly, resulting in Olenna's death.

Family tree

 
 
 
 
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Luthor Tyrell

Deceased
 
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Olenna Tyrell
née Redwyne House-Redwyne-Main-Shield
Deceased
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Mace Tyrell
Deceased
 
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Alerie Tyrell
née Hightower
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Joffrey Baratheon House-Baratheon-of-King's Landing-Main-Shield
2nd husband
Deceased
 
Famtree-MargaeryTyrell
Margaery Tyrell

Deceased
 
Famtree-RenlyBaratheon
Renly Baratheon House-Baratheon-of-Storm's-End-Main-Shield
1st husband
Deceased
 
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Loras Tyrell

Deceased
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Tommen Baratheon House-Baratheon-of-King's Landing-Main-Shield
3rd husband
Deceased

In the books

In A Song of Ice and Fire, her family remains the same, except she and Mace have two other sons, named Willas and Garlan. She is described as tall and dignified and has long silver hair (presumably from age and not Valyrian heritage). She is younger than her husband. Alerie is actually present in King's Landing with most of the other Tyrells. She attended the Purple Wedding and comforted Margaery when her new husband was poisoned. She remained through Tywin's funeral before leaving King's Landing with Olenna and Garlan. At a function, she refers to Olenna as "mother", but Olenna snaps that she would have remembered giving birth to Alerie, and that she is "only to blame" for Alerie's husband.

Alerie's father is Lord Leyton Hightower. The identity of her mother is unclear: Leyton's fourth and current wife is Rhea Florent, but Alerie's mother might have been one of his previous wives. Gerold Hightower, Lord Commander of the Kingsguard during Robert's Rebellion, was Leyton's uncle - thus, through Alerie, the famed Ser Loras Tyrell is in fact the grandson of Gerold's nephew.

Alerie's status in the TV continuity is uncertain, as she never appeared or was even mentioned as being alive or dead. She doesn't appear at her own daughter's two weddings. Even the Tyrell actors said it was never clearly established what the status of Alerie was, and the writers may have kept it deliberately vague to keep their options open as the story progressed. By the end of Season 6, it seems probable that she simply died some years before the TV series even began.

See also

References

  1. Despite House Tyrell being supposedly extinct, the Viewer's Guide does not list her as Deceased. Thus, it's not entirely clear what her fate is.
  2. HBO viewers guide, season 1 guide to houses, House Tyrell entry
  3. HBO viewers guide, season 2 guide to houses, House Tyrell entry
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Lord: Uncertain Heir: Uncertain
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Seat: The Hightower, Oldtown Lands: The Reach
Title(s): Lord of the Hightower · Voice of Oldtown
Ancestors:Urrigon Hightower · Peremore Hightower · Lymond Hightower · Dorian Hightower · Runcel Hightower · Manfred Hightower
Current members:Alerie Hightower · Lynesse Hightower
Deceased members:Otto Hightower · Alicent Hightower · Gerold Hightower
Overlord:House Tyrell
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Lord: None, extinct Heir: None, extinct
House-Tyrell-Main-Shield
Seat: Highgarden Lands: The Reach
Title(s): Lord of Highgarden · Lord Paramount of the Reach · Warden of the South
Ancestors:Garth Gardener · Harlen Tyrell · Lyonel Tyrell
Deceased members:Luthor Tyrell · Mace Tyrell · Margaery Tyrell · Loras Tyrell · Olenna Tyrell · Tyrell lady · Alerie Tyrell
Household:Mira Forrester · Sera Durwell
Overlord:House Targaryen · House Baratheon of King's Landing (formerly) · House Gardener (formerly)