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"There will be more fights to come; House Glover will stand behind House Stark as we have for a thousand years, and I will stand behind Jon Snow, the King in the North!"
―Lord Robett Glover renews House Glover's allegiance to House Stark and hails Jon Snow as King in the North.[src]

Lord Robett Glover is a recurring character in the sixth and seventh seasons. He is portrayed by Tim McInnerny, and first appears in "The Broken Man".



Robett is the brother of Galbart Glover, the Lord of Deepwood Motte. He succeeded him after Galbart's death in the War of the Five Kings.

Season 6

Jon Snow, Sansa Stark, and Davos Seaworth secretly meet with Robett to try and gain his support against House Bolton. He refuses to help, as they have only secured the loyalty of House Mormont, and citing that Jon Snow has joined forces with wildlings, whereas the Boltons helped Robett take Deepwood Motte back from the Ironborn, who had captured it and terrorized Robett's family and subjects. He lambastes Robb Stark, to whom House Glover was sworn, for giving no such help (though in all irony, this was Robb's original intention, but he was persuaded otherwise by Roose Bolton) and "taking up with a foreign whore." Despite the protestations of Jon and Sansa, Robett refuses to declare for them, and sends them away empty-handed.[1]

Robett, along with other Northern lords, travels to Winterfell following the Boltons' defeat at the Battle of the Bastards, where he and two other lords, Wyman Manderly and Cley Cerwyn, are berated by Lady Lyanna Mormont for refusing to help the Stark cause. Robett is the second lord, after Lord Wyman, to declare Jon King in the North. He apologizes for not participating in the battle, and pledges his allegiance to House Stark and Jon Snow.[2]

Family Tree

Galbart Glover
Robett Glover
Sybelle Glover
née Locke
Gawen Glover
Erena Glover


Season Six appearances
The Red Woman Home Oathbreaker Book of the Stranger The Door
Blood of My Blood The Broken Man No One Battle of the Bastards The Winds of Winter


"We've only just taken back this castle from the Ironborn. The Boltons helped us do it, and now you want me to fight against them? I could be skinned for even talking to you."
―Robett Glover to Jon Snow.[src]
Robett Glover: "You're asking me to join your army. Who is fighting in this army?"
Jon Snow: "The bulk of the force is made up of wildlings."
Robett Glover: "Then the rumors are true? I didn't dare believe them. I received you out of respect for your father. Now I would like you to leave. House Glover will not abandon its ancestral home to fight alongside wildlings."
— Robett Glover to Jon Snow.[src]
Sansa Stark: "I would remind you that House Glover is pledged to House Stark. Sworn to answer when called upon."
Robett Glover: "Yes, my family served House Stark for centuries. We wept when we heard of your father's death. When my brother was lord of this castle, he answered Robb's call and hailed him "King in the North". And where was "King" Robb when the Ironborn attacked this castle? When they threw my wife and children in prison and brutalized and killed our subjects? Taking up with a foreign whore, getting himself, and those who followed him, killed. I served House Stark once... but House Stark is dead."
— Lord Robett Glover responds to Jon Snow and Sansa Stark's plea for help.[src]
Robett Glover: "I did not fight beside you on the field, and I will regret that until my dying day. A man can only admit when he was wrong and ask forgiveness."
Jon Snow: "There's nothing to forgive, my lord."
— Jon Snow forgives Robett Glover for not fighting alongside him.[src]

In the books

In A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Robett Glover is brother of Galbart Glover, the head of House Glover of Deepwood Motte. He is described as tall and haggard and has brown-grey hair.

When Robb Stark calls his banners, both Robett and his brother Galbart ride out from Deepwood Motte, leaving it in the hands of Robett's wife, Sybelle. Later it is taken by Asha Greyjoy (named Yara Greyjoy in the show).

As result of the agreement reached between Vargo Hoat and Roose Bolton, Robett and Ser Aenys Frey lead a group of northern knights that Vargo brings into Harrenhal, under the pretense that they are captives taken by the Brave Companions. As part of the feint, the northerners are chained, in ragged clothes and many fake injuries. Ser Amory Lorch, left by Lord Tywin as castellan of Harrenhal, falls for the trick. Arya Stark, not realizing what is going on, organizes a successful liberation of the captives with the assistance of Jaqen H'ghar, Biter and Rorge. 

After Roose takes over Harrenhall, he orders Robett to join up with Ser Helman Tallhart and march on Duskendale. They obey, unaware that Roose deliberately sends them into a trap: the joined forces of Randyll Tarly and the Mountain destroy the northmen troops. Ser Helman is killed, while Robett and Harrion Karstark (the last surviving son of Rickard Karstark) are taken captive.

Robb exchanges the captive Martyn Lannister (who was not killed by Rickard Karstark in the books) for Robett. Robett arrives in White Harbor after the prisoner exchange and tries to raise men in the city to retake Deepwood Motte from the ironborn. He is unsuccessful, however, because Lord Wyman Manderly has grown weary of war - secretly, because the Manderlys are feigning peace so they can later turn on the Boltons and Freys. As it turns out, Stannis Baratheon marches south and liberates Deepwood Motte, retaking it from the ironborn and freeing Robett's wife. However, their children Gawen and Erena are still in the hands of the Ironborn; being looked after by Asha's aunts at The Ten Towers in the Iron Islands. Robett himself remains at White Harbor but may have coordinated with his wife via messenger-raven. At Deepwood Motte itself, Robett's wife commands the remaining Glover forces to openly join Stannis's army, along with several hunters and trackers from their vassal Houses in the Wolfswood such as House Forrester.

Davos arrives at the White Harbor in attempt to gain the support of the Manderlys, but is thrown to jail. Days later, Robett appears at Davos's cell and takes him to a secret room, on the way updates him about the liberation of Deepwood Motte, and that the Boltons intend to hold Ramsay's wedding at Winterfell. He speaks disdainfully about Ramsay, describing him as "a beast in human skin". At the secret room, Lord Wyman and the mute ironborn Wex are. Robett tells Davos what they learned from Wex: the place where Rickon and Osha went. Lord Wyman says he is willing to support Stannis, but providing that Davos finds Rickon.

Unlike in the show, Robett remains loyal to the Starks throughout the books.

The TV version condensed events at Deepwood Motte so Stannis never liberated it, nor was Yara Greyjoy captured by Stannis there as she was in the books. Instead, Yara simply receives a letter at the beginning of Season 6 informing the Greyjoys that the Glovers managed to retake Deepwood Motte on their own initiative. This is not implausible given the situation in the novels: the ironborn are strong at sea but simply didn't have the manpower to hold lands and castles in the North during a lengthy occupation, and even the small local forces in the North left after the Red Wedding could wear down the ironborn through simple attrition.

See Also


v  d  e
Lord: Lord Robett Glover Heir: Gawen Glover
Seat: Deepwood Motte Lands: The North
Title(s): Lord of Deepwood Motte
Current members:Sybelle Glover · Erena Glover
Deceased members:Galbart Glover
Overlord:House Stark

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