In the booksEdit
In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Bitterbridge is the seat of House Caswell. It is noted for being a low, stout castle, although still the tallest and most notable building on the otherwise flat and low-lying land. The castle is named for an ancient stone bridge over the river.
The World of Ice and Fire reveals that the name of the town was originally Stonebridge. During the reign of King Maegor Targaryen (popularly remembered as "Maegor the Cruel"), Stonebridge was the site of the opening battle of the Faith Militant uprising, an armed conflict between the new Targaryen kings and the military orders of the Faith of the Seven. An army of nine thousand poorly armed commoners who had joined the Faith Militant was in the middle of crossing the Mander River at Stonebridge when it was attacked by two lordly armies of armored knights on heavy horse. With half of their forces on either side of the river, and pinned between two Targaryen-loyal armies, the Faith Militant forces were massacred. So many men were killed that the Mander River ran red with blood for twenty leagues, and Stonebridge was known as "Bitterbridge" ever after.
- Bitterbridge at A Wiki of Ice and Fire (spoilers from the books)
|Settlements:||Old Oak · Red Lake · Goldengrove · Bitterbridge · Tumbleton · Grassy Vale · Cider Hall · Ashford · Horn Hill · Brightwater Keep · Bandallon · Honeyholt · Oldtown · Uplands · Blackcrown · Three Towers · Sun House · The Arbor|
|Rivers:||Honeywine · Mander · Blueburn · Cockleswhent|
|Islands:||Shield Islands · The Arbor|
|Geographic Features:||Redwyne Straits|