- "Our first victory ocurred at Summerhall, where I faced off an army of dragon-loyalists and won three battles in a single day... three in one one day... Seven hells, that was a glorious day!"
- ―Robert Baratheon
The Battle of Summerhall was one of the first battles of Robert's Rebellion. It was actually three battles in a single day, all three won by Robert Baratheon, then Lord of Storm's End. Afterward, Robert marched on Ashford in the Reach, where he would experience his only defeat, leaving his brother, Stannis Baratheon, to hold Storm's End.
- "I have never seen such allegiance as Robert could inspire in times of war. Enemies who were trying to kill him one day would be drinking with him the next under their own fallen banners. "
- ―Stannis Baratheon
When Robert Baratheon rose in revolt against the rule of House Targaryen, initially there was not much enthusiasm to join him, not even amongst his sworn Bannermen. Although allied with House Arryn of the Vale, House Stark of the North and later House Tully of the Riverlands, his support in the Stormlands was less than ideal.
He was virtually unknown there, having been fostered at The Eyrie for the great part of his youth and his allies were too far from his position to be of any help. A few houses rallied to his cause, but others moved against him. Three Loyalist Houses raised their troops and planned to converge at Summerhall, to strike against him and nip his threat in the bud. However Robert moved against them at lightning speed and beat them one by one in the course of a single day.
After this his battle prowess was proven and his position over the Storm Lords cemented. The Houses he had beaten that day quickly became his greatest enforcers. Such was the loyalty that Robert could inspired in times of war. With his army bolstered, he marched west into The Reach, leading to the Battle of Ashford.
In the booksEdit
In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, the Battle of Summerhall was the second battle of the rebellion. It was actually three battles all fought on one day. Robert hit three independent armies of Targaryen-loyalist Stormlords before they could converge upon him. Lords Grandison, Cafferen, and Fell planned to join their hosts at Summerhall and march on Storm's End, but Robert learned of their plans and struck first, attacking each army individually. Lord Fell died in the battle and Robert's forces captured his son, Silveraxe. Lords Grandison and Cafferen, both loyalist commanders, went over to Robert after the battle, as did Silveraxe.
There's no mention of Tarly elements in this battle. Robert first fights the Tarlys in the Battle of Ashford. Also, Robert had already slain Marq Grafton in the Battle of Gulltown.
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