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{{dialogue a-b|Theon Greyjoy|We were outnumbered ten to one.|Tyrion Lannister|A stupid rebellion, then. I suppose your father realized that when your brothers died in battle.|Theon defends his father's failed rebellion.|Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things}}
 
{{dialogue a-b|Theon Greyjoy|We were outnumbered ten to one.|Tyrion Lannister|A stupid rebellion, then. I suppose your father realized that when your brothers died in battle.|Theon defends his father's failed rebellion.|Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things}}
The '''Greyjoy Rebellion''' was a brief civil war in the history of the [[Seven Kingdoms]], fought between [[House Greyjoy]] of the [[Iron Islands]] and the [[Iron Throne]].
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The '''Greyjoy Rebellion''' was a brief [[Rebellion|uprising]] in the history of the [[Seven Kingdoms]], fought between [[House Greyjoy]] of the [[Iron Islands]] and the [[Iron Throne]].
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
The rebellion took place nine years<ref name="E5">"[[The Wolf and the Lion]]"</ref> before the beginning of the series and was an attempt by [[House Greyjoy]] of the [[Iron Islands]] to break away and secure independence from the [[Iron Throne]], and revive the [[Old Way (ironborn)|Old Way]]. [[Balon Greyjoy]] declared himself [[King of the Iron Islands]] and led the rebellion, supported by his vassals. The rebellion began eight years after [[King of the Andals and the First Men|King]] [[Robert I Baratheon]] seized the [[Iron Throne]] in the civil war known as [[Robert's Rebellion]].<ref name="viewers guide">[http://viewers-guide.hbo.com/game-of-thrones/season2/#!/guide/appendix/greyjoy-rebellion/ HBO viewers guide, season 2 appendices, Greyjoy Rebellion entry]</ref>
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The rebellion took place nine years<ref name="E5">"[[The Wolf and the Lion]]"</ref> before the beginning of the series and was an attempt by [[House Greyjoy]] of the [[Iron Islands]] to break away and secure independence from the [[Iron Throne]] and revive the [[Old Way (ironborn)|Old Way]]. [[Balon Greyjoy]] declared himself [[King of the Iron Islands]] and led the rebellion, supported by his vassals. The rebellion began eight years after [[King of the Andals and the First Men|King]] [[Robert I Baratheon]] seized the [[Iron Throne]] in the civil war known as [[Robert's Rebellion]].<ref name="viewers guide">[http://viewers-guide.hbo.com/game-of-thrones/season2/#!/guide/appendix/greyjoy-rebellion/ HBO viewers guide, season 2 appendices, Greyjoy Rebellion entry]</ref>
   
During the Greyjoy Rebellion, House Greyjoy secured several early victories, including the burning of the [[House Lannister|Lannister]] fleet at anchor in [[Lannisport]] in a [[Raid on Lannisport|raid]] led by [[Euron Greyjoy|Euron]] and [[Victarion Greyjoy]].<ref name="E4">"[[Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things]]"</ref> Their first major defeat came in an attempted [[Battle of Seagard|attack]] on the coastal castle of [[Seagard]]. Balon's first son and heir, [[Rodrik Greyjoy|Rodrik]], was killed in the failed assault.<ref name="viewers guide"/>
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During the rebellion, House Greyjoy secured several early victories, including the burning of the [[House Lannister|Lannister]] fleet at anchor in [[Lannisport]] in a [[Raid on Lannisport|raid]] led by [[Euron Greyjoy|Euron]] and [[Victarion Greyjoy]].<ref name="E4">"[[Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things]]"</ref> Their first major defeat came in an attempted [[Battle of Seagard|attack]] on the coastal castle of [[Seagard]]. Balon's first son and heir, [[Rodrik Greyjoy|Rodrik]], was killed in the failed assault.<ref name="viewers guide"/>
   
 
However, the superiority of numbers and resources saw the Iron Throne crush the rebellion. The Greyjoy fleet was [[Battle of Fair Isle|destroyed]] by Lord [[Stannis Baratheon]].<ref>"[[You Win or You Die]]"</ref> King Robert and his warden of the North Lord [[Eddard Stark]] besieged the Greyjoy stronghold of [[Pyke (castle)|Pyke]]. The Iron Islands were outnumbered ten to one.<ref name="E4"/> During the final assault on Pyke, a battle-crazed warrior priest of the [[Lord of Light]] named [[Thoros|Thoros of Myr]] led the way through a breach in the wall with his flaming sword, [[Jorah Mormont]] of [[Bear Island]] not far behind him. [[Eddard Stark]] and [[Jaime Lannister]] were also key fighters for the Iron Throne during the battle.<ref name="Siege of Pyke">[http://viewers-guide.hbo.com/game-of-thrones/season2/#!/map/special/battleground-westeros/3/ HBO viewers guide, season 2 special features, Battleground Westeros - Siege of Pyke enty]</ref> Balon's second son, [[Maron Greyjoy]], was killed in the fighting at Pyke.<ref name="viewers guide"/> Maron's death was due to a collapsing tower during the battle.<ref name="Siege of Pyke"/>
 
However, the superiority of numbers and resources saw the Iron Throne crush the rebellion. The Greyjoy fleet was [[Battle of Fair Isle|destroyed]] by Lord [[Stannis Baratheon]].<ref>"[[You Win or You Die]]"</ref> King Robert and his warden of the North Lord [[Eddard Stark]] besieged the Greyjoy stronghold of [[Pyke (castle)|Pyke]]. The Iron Islands were outnumbered ten to one.<ref name="E4"/> During the final assault on Pyke, a battle-crazed warrior priest of the [[Lord of Light]] named [[Thoros|Thoros of Myr]] led the way through a breach in the wall with his flaming sword, [[Jorah Mormont]] of [[Bear Island]] not far behind him. [[Eddard Stark]] and [[Jaime Lannister]] were also key fighters for the Iron Throne during the battle.<ref name="Siege of Pyke">[http://viewers-guide.hbo.com/game-of-thrones/season2/#!/map/special/battleground-westeros/3/ HBO viewers guide, season 2 special features, Battleground Westeros - Siege of Pyke enty]</ref> Balon's second son, [[Maron Greyjoy]], was killed in the fighting at Pyke.<ref name="viewers guide"/> Maron's death was due to a collapsing tower during the battle.<ref name="Siege of Pyke"/>
   
[[File:Balon_kneels.png|thumb|255px|Balon bends the knee, signalling the end of the rebellion]]The rebellion was crushed and Balon was forced to surrender. He was accepted back into the king's peace, but only on the condition that his last surviving son [[Theon Greyjoy|Theon]] be made a [[ward]] of [[House Stark]] as hostage for his good behavior. Theon was just 8 years old at the time. Robert's victory cemented his hold on the throne, after having overthrown the Targaryens a few years before.<ref name="viewers guide"/> King Robert knighted Jorah Mormont for his valor in the battle.<ref name="Siege of Pyke"/> [[Jory Cassel]] also fought in the Greyjoy Rebellion.<ref name="E4"/>
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[[File:Balon_kneels.png|thumb|255px|Balon [[Bending the knee|bends the knee]], signalling the end of the rebellion]]The rebellion was crushed and Balon was forced to surrender. He was accepted back into the king's peace, but only on the condition that his last surviving son [[Theon Greyjoy|Theon]] be made a [[ward]] of [[House Stark]] as hostage for his good behavior. Theon was just 8 years old at the time. Robert's victory cemented his hold on the throne, after having overthrown the Targaryens a few years before.<ref name="viewers guide"/> King Robert knighted Jorah Mormont for his valor in the battle.<ref name="Siege of Pyke"/> [[Jory Cassel]] also fought in the Greyjoy Rebellion.<ref name="E4"/>
   
==Season 1==
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===Season 1===
 
Robert states that the Seven Kingdoms "haven't had a real fight in nine years", referring to the Greyjoy Rebellion.<ref name="E5"/>
 
Robert states that the Seven Kingdoms "haven't had a real fight in nine years", referring to the Greyjoy Rebellion.<ref name="E5"/>
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[[Jory Cassel]] and [[Jaime Lannister]] reminisce about the Siege of [[Pyke]], in which they were both fighting against the Greyjoys. Within this conversation they mention clearly remembering [[Thoros of Myr]] leading the way with a flaming sword. Also, Jory confirms that the scar on his face was obtained whilst fighting in the rebellion.<ref>"[[Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things]]"</ref>
   
 
==In the books==
 
==In the books==
In the ''[[A Song of Ice and Fire]]'' novels, the Greyjoy Rebellion took place five years after Robert Baratheon seized the [[Iron Throne]] and nine years before the events of the books. Lord Balon Greyjoy of the Iron Islands calculated that Robert's rule was as yet insecure and that many families would not go to war for a usurper. Balon declared independence from the control of the King on the Iron Throne. When Robert mobilized his armies, the ironborn launched several preemptive strikes, destroying the [[Lannister]] navy at anchor in the harbor of Lannisport and raiding the castle of Seagard, as well as many smaller attacks along the coast. However, Stannis Baratheon and Paxter Redwyne, with their fleets from Dragonstone, Storm's End and the Arbor, defeated the ironborn fleet in a significant battle off Fair Isle. A large army assaulted the Greyjoy castle of Pyke, with the red priest Thoros of Myr and a brave northman knight named Ser [[Jorah Mormont]] the first through the breach, both surviving to win high honor. Pyke was severely damaged and Lord Greyjoy's eldest two sons were killed before he finally surrendered and bent the knee. King Robert agreed to forgive Balon and restore him to the king's peace as long as his surviving son and heir Theon was given up to Lord Eddard Stark as hostage and ward.
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In the ''[[A Song of Ice and Fire]]'' novels, the Greyjoy Rebellion took place five years after Robert Baratheon seized the [[Iron Throne]] and nine years before the events of the books. Lord Balon Greyjoy of the Iron Islands calculated that Robert's rule was as yet insecure and that many families would not go to war for a [[usurper]]. Balon declared independence from the control of the [[King on the Iron Throne]]. When Robert mobilized his armies, the [[ironborn]] launched several preemptive strikes, destroying the [[Lannister]] navy at anchor in the harbor of Lannisport and raiding the castle of Seagard, as well as many smaller attacks along the coast. However, Stannis Baratheon and Paxter Redwyne, with their fleets from Dragonstone, Storm's End and the Arbor, defeated the ironborn fleet in a significant battle off [[Fair Isle]]. A large army assaulted the Greyjoy castle of Pyke, with the [[Red Priest]] Thoros of Myr and a brave [[Northmen|Northman]] knight named Ser [[Jorah Mormont]] the first through the breach, both surviving to win high honor. Pyke was severely damaged and Lord Greyjoy's eldest two sons were killed before he finally surrendered and bent the knee. King Robert agreed to forgive Balon and restore him to the king's peace as long as his surviving son and heir Theon was given up to Lord Eddard Stark as hostage and a [[ward]].
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
* [http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Greyjoy_Rebellion The Greyjoy Rebellion at A Wiki of Ice and Fire.]
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==References==
 
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Greyjoy Rebellion
Greyjoy Rebellion
Beginning

289 AL

End

289 AL

Place:

The Iron Islands, Westerlands, and Riverlands

Outcome:

Rebellion suppressed by the Iron Throne, status quo ante bellum restored

Combatants

The Iron Throne

Greyjoy mini shield
House Greyjoy


Leaders

King Robert Baratheon

King Balon Greyjoy White flag icon


Battles

Raid on Lannisport
Battle of Seagard
Battle of Fair Isle
Siege of Great Wyk
Siege of Old Wyk
Siege of Pyke

Theon Greyjoy: "We were outnumbered ten to one."
Tyrion Lannister: "A stupid rebellion, then. I suppose your father realized that when your brothers died in battle."
— Theon defends his father's failed rebellion.[src]

The Greyjoy Rebellion was a brief uprising in the history of the Seven Kingdoms, fought between House Greyjoy of the Iron Islands and the Iron Throne.

HistoryEdit

The rebellion took place nine years[1] before the beginning of the series and was an attempt by House Greyjoy of the Iron Islands to break away and secure independence from the Iron Throne and revive the Old Way. Balon Greyjoy declared himself King of the Iron Islands and led the rebellion, supported by his vassals. The rebellion began eight years after King Robert I Baratheon seized the Iron Throne in the civil war known as Robert's Rebellion.[2]

During the rebellion, House Greyjoy secured several early victories, including the burning of the Lannister fleet at anchor in Lannisport in a raid led by Euron and Victarion Greyjoy.[3] Their first major defeat came in an attempted attack on the coastal castle of Seagard. Balon's first son and heir, Rodrik, was killed in the failed assault.[2]

However, the superiority of numbers and resources saw the Iron Throne crush the rebellion. The Greyjoy fleet was destroyed by Lord Stannis Baratheon.[4] King Robert and his warden of the North Lord Eddard Stark besieged the Greyjoy stronghold of Pyke. The Iron Islands were outnumbered ten to one.[3] During the final assault on Pyke, a battle-crazed warrior priest of the Lord of Light named Thoros of Myr led the way through a breach in the wall with his flaming sword, Jorah Mormont of Bear Island not far behind him. Eddard Stark and Jaime Lannister were also key fighters for the Iron Throne during the battle.[5] Balon's second son, Maron Greyjoy, was killed in the fighting at Pyke.[2] Maron's death was due to a collapsing tower during the battle.[5]

Balon kneels

Balon bends the knee, signalling the end of the rebellion

The rebellion was crushed and Balon was forced to surrender. He was accepted back into the king's peace, but only on the condition that his last surviving son Theon be made a ward of House Stark as hostage for his good behavior. Theon was just 8 years old at the time. Robert's victory cemented his hold on the throne, after having overthrown the Targaryens a few years before.[2] King Robert knighted Jorah Mormont for his valor in the battle.[5] Jory Cassel also fought in the Greyjoy Rebellion.[3]

Season 1Edit

Robert states that the Seven Kingdoms "haven't had a real fight in nine years", referring to the Greyjoy Rebellion.[1]

Jory Cassel and Jaime Lannister reminisce about the Siege of Pyke, in which they were both fighting against the Greyjoys. Within this conversation they mention clearly remembering Thoros of Myr leading the way with a flaming sword. Also, Jory confirms that the scar on his face was obtained whilst fighting in the rebellion.[6]

In the booksEdit

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, the Greyjoy Rebellion took place five years after Robert Baratheon seized the Iron Throne and nine years before the events of the books. Lord Balon Greyjoy of the Iron Islands calculated that Robert's rule was as yet insecure and that many families would not go to war for a usurper. Balon declared independence from the control of the King on the Iron Throne. When Robert mobilized his armies, the ironborn launched several preemptive strikes, destroying the Lannister navy at anchor in the harbor of Lannisport and raiding the castle of Seagard, as well as many smaller attacks along the coast. However, Stannis Baratheon and Paxter Redwyne, with their fleets from Dragonstone, Storm's End and the Arbor, defeated the ironborn fleet in a significant battle off Fair Isle. A large army assaulted the Greyjoy castle of Pyke, with the Red Priest Thoros of Myr and a brave Northman knight named Ser Jorah Mormont the first through the breach, both surviving to win high honor. Pyke was severely damaged and Lord Greyjoy's eldest two sons were killed before he finally surrendered and bent the knee. King Robert agreed to forgive Balon and restore him to the king's peace as long as his surviving son and heir Theon was given up to Lord Eddard Stark as hostage and a ward.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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