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[[Image:Summerhall Pin.png|thumb|right|200px|A map showing the location of Summerhall on the continent of Westeros.]]
 
[[Image:Summerhall Pin.png|thumb|right|200px|A map showing the location of Summerhall on the continent of Westeros.]]
 
'''Summerhall''' is a ruined castle in the [[Stormlands]], near the borders of both [[the Reach]] and [[Dorne]]. It was formerly the summer palace of [[House Targaryen]] and the third and newest of the strongholds of that house, after [[Dragonstone]] and the [[Red Keep]] of [[King's Landing]].<ref name="viewers guide">[http://viewers-guide.hbo.com/game-of-thrones/season2/#!/locations/summerhall/ HBO viewers guide, season 2 map, Summerhall entry]</ref>
 
'''Summerhall''' is a ruined castle in the [[Stormlands]], near the borders of both [[the Reach]] and [[Dorne]]. It was formerly the summer palace of [[House Targaryen]] and the third and newest of the strongholds of that house, after [[Dragonstone]] and the [[Red Keep]] of [[King's Landing]].<ref name="viewers guide">[http://viewers-guide.hbo.com/game-of-thrones/season2/#!/locations/summerhall/ HBO viewers guide, season 2 map, Summerhall entry]</ref>
   
Summerhall was destroyed by fire approximately forty years before the events of the series begin. The fire killed both [[Aegon V Targaryen]] and his heir and is rumored to have been caused by an attempt to hatch dragon eggs.<ref name="viewers guide"/>
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Summerhall was destroyed by [[Tragedy of Summerhall|fire]] approximately forty years before the events of the series begin. The fire killed both [[Aegon V Targaryen]] and [[Duncan Targaryen|his heir]] and is rumored to have been caused by an attempt to hatch dragon eggs.<ref name="viewers guide"/>
   
 
==History==
 
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==In the books==
 
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In the ''[[A Song of Ice and Fire]]'' novels, Summerhall has special significance for several members of House Targaryen. King Daeron II built it as a place of peace and relaxation away from court. One of his sons, Prince Maekar, adopted it as his main household. Along with King Aegon V, and his heir Prince Duncan the Small many members of the Targaryen household were killed during the fire. The deaths resulted in King Jaehaerys II taking the [[Iron Throne]]. However, the fire was said to have traumatised King Jaehaerys, and he died young only two years later, leaving his son [[Aerys II Targaryen]] as King. Summerhall was also the place, where a midget woods witch, who had prophesied  that "a promised prince" would be born of Daenery's parents, died in the great fire.
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In the ''[[A Song of Ice and Fire]]'' novels, Summerhall has special significance for several members of House Targaryen. King Daeron II built it as a place of peace and relaxation away from court. One of his sons, Prince Maekar, adopted it as his main household. Along with King Aegon V, and his heir Prince Duncan the Small many members of the Targaryen household were killed during the fire. The deaths resulted in King Jaehaerys II taking the [[Iron Throne]]. However, the fire was said to have traumatised King Jaehaerys, and he died young only two years later, leaving his son [[Aerys II Targaryen]] as King. Summerhall was also the place, where a midget woods witch, who had prophesied  that "a promised prince" would be born of Aerys and [[Rhaella Targaryen]]. Ser [[Duncan the Tall]] was likely killed in the fire as well, since Ser [[Gerold Hightower]] was [[Lord Commander]] of the [[Kingsguard]] the following year when [[Barristan Selmy]] joined.
   
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Aerys II's own son, Prince [[Rhaegar Targaryen]], was fascinated by the ruins of Summerhall. He was born on the day that the fire took place and visited it several times.
 
Aerys II's own son, Prince [[Rhaegar Targaryen]], was fascinated by the ruins of Summerhall (he was born there) and visited several times.
 
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
* [http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Summerhall Summerhall at A Wiki of Ice and Fire] (spoilers from the books)
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Summerhall Pin

A map showing the location of Summerhall on the continent of Westeros.

Summerhall is a ruined castle in the Stormlands, near the borders of both the Reach and Dorne. It was formerly the summer palace of House Targaryen and the third and newest of the strongholds of that house, after Dragonstone and the Red Keep of King's Landing.[1]

Summerhall was destroyed by fire approximately forty years before the events of the series begin. The fire killed both Aegon V Targaryen and his heir and is rumored to have been caused by an attempt to hatch dragon eggs.[1]

HistoryEdit

Season 1Edit

Robert Baratheon killed his first man during the Battle of Summerhall, a soldier of House Tarly, during Robert's Rebellion.[2]

In the booksEdit

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Summerhall has special significance for several members of House Targaryen. King Daeron II built it as a place of peace and relaxation away from court. One of his sons, Prince Maekar, adopted it as his main household. Along with King Aegon V, and his heir Prince Duncan the Small many members of the Targaryen household were killed during the fire. The deaths resulted in King Jaehaerys II taking the Iron Throne. However, the fire was said to have traumatised King Jaehaerys, and he died young only two years later, leaving his son Aerys II Targaryen as King. Summerhall was also the place, where a midget woods witch, who had prophesied  that "a promised prince" would be born of Aerys and Rhaella Targaryen. Ser Duncan the Tall was likely killed in the fire as well, since Ser Gerold Hightower was Lord Commander of the Kingsguard the following year when Barristan Selmy joined.

Aerys II's own son, Prince Rhaegar Targaryen, was fascinated by the ruins of Summerhall. He was born on the day that the fire took place and visited it several times.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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