Aegon’s Conquest: how did Daenerys' ancestors take Westeros?

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How did Aegon Targaryen conquer Westeros three hundred years before Game of Thrones? Will Daenerys take the Throne?
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UK London
UK London - 2 दिन पहले
I really wanted to see the red priest burned alive like she burned Sharen Beratheon
KimDonk-un
KimDonk-un - 11 दिन पहले
this incest shit is really confusing my big brain
mijan hoque
mijan hoque - 11 दिन पहले
The Targaryens are basically the Plantaganet dynasty
Billy Tessio
Billy Tessio - 15 दिन पहले
How Bran never warged into a dragon on this fucking show is beyond me...
Sonia Ndukwe
Sonia Ndukwe - 16 दिन पहले
What a waste of character arch
Denis Kriško
Denis Kriško - 26 दिन पहले
Well.........she fucked up kinda
Gage Lefevre
Gage Lefevre - 27 दिन पहले
That family tree seems to be missing a few branches...
IIRAW
IIRAW - 20 दिन पहले
Of course it is. There are too many to show them all lol. Read the World history book 'TWOIAF' if you want to learn more. Read 'Fire and Blood' if you want an even more detailed account.
Ahmed Shaharyar Ejaz
Ahmed Shaharyar Ejaz - 27 दिन पहले
This video is painful to watch now after the way GOT ended.
Axel
Axel - महीने पहले
You should be a writer on GOT
asoom
asoom - महीने पहले
harrens a whore
Josh Shapiro
Josh Shapiro - महीने पहले
"She's been pretty burn-y lately."
Oh, 2017. You sweet summer child.
WargAttack
WargAttack - महीने पहले
The part about aegons dragons being the only ones left are wrong. The targaryans brought 5 or 8 dragons to dragonstone
Alex karav
Alex karav - महीने पहले
Don't tell me all this information is written in the books🤯
Mndali Kurd
Mndali Kurd - महीने पहले
I appreciate D&Ds attempt of making a great show out of a great story and I admit, seaons 1-7 were very good but even in these seasons there is space for improvements; that's a whole diff topic though. Season 8 however... this season ruined it alot, so rushed, so many things left with a loose end, just didnt feel right but deep down I really wish better writers are granted permission by George R.R Martin to make another show out of the books. A boy can only dream.
Marcy Roth
Marcy Roth - महीने पहले
Fuck oberyn and the rest of house sun spear
Marcy Roth
Marcy Roth - महीने पहले
F*** yellow toad f*** dorn I remember hearing this story in another videoabout the history of House Targaryen and the Seven Kingdoms in King's landingbut I didn't fully understand the whole thing about yellow toad and rehnys about their retaliation against the targaryensthis video cleared it up for me and all I have to say is I'm glad that house dorne came to an end with Cersei revenge for killing a dragon
Beau Downs
Beau Downs - महीने पहले
Harren the Black: stone doesn’t burn
Aegon: Bet
Diego Olivares Gonzalez
Diego Olivares Gonzalez - महीने पहले
But it melts
Ali Rahmatellahi
Ali Rahmatellahi - महीने पहले
They really should make a prequel series focusing on the past Targaryens and how they started.
Ãzwêr Áhmèd
Ãzwêr Áhmèd - महीने पहले
“ dang will lose at east one of her dragons” yup
ThatWeirdOwlHatGirl
ThatWeirdOwlHatGirl - महीने पहले
so basically kill them all with dragons?
well Dany got the main gist right at least...
Stannis Baratheon
Stannis Baratheon - महीने पहले
This video hasn't aged well
Dragon Crusher
Dragon Crusher - महीने पहले
The Conquest pretty much shows how OP the Dragons are and how difficult to kill.
Meanwhile in the show they're getting killed by glorified crossbows.
Danny Warford
Danny Warford - 2 महीने पहले
Aegon wasnt king of the rhoynar that bit was added when Dorne joined
THEIAN11
THEIAN11 - 2 महीने पहले
You said dragons can be killed by a mob of angry peasants indoors? Not a chance foo. Fire.
Paolo Ferreras
Paolo Ferreras - 2 महीने पहले
She brought death and ruin... Just to answer your two year old question.
Dan Peterson
Dan Peterson - 2 महीने पहले
An excellent summary of the Aegon's conquest of Westeros, especially useful with its use of maps. It is unfortunate though that Martin's great fantasy saga cannot be taken very seriously, despite his great writing talent, due to his unfortunate ignorance of Medieval military technology, which is so critical in writing a story that takes place in a Medieval era setting and intended for an educated adult audience instead of ten year old, Dungeons and Dragons players whom I would think are the only people who could take Martin's childish "dragonslayer nonsense" seriously. The writer of this piece is quite correct in that dragons were the most important military asset to both Aegon and Daenerys to succeed in their conquests, yet neither of them, quite inexplicably used the defensive measures well known in their time to prevent their dragons from ever being seriously hurt in combat. If this book series (and the HBO television series as well), had been written by someone with an actual background in Medieval military technology, both Aegon and Daenerys would have used the common knowledge of their times to prevent their dragons from ever becoming casualties, which unfortunately both Martin, and the D&D television writing team were all blissfully ignorant of. For example, the simple concept of protecting a human or horse's eyes from being hit by an arrow (or scorpion bolt) would have been well known to anyone of this time, as visored helmets for humans , and metal slatted chamfrons for the most valuable horses would have been known and used for thousands of years in this world as surely as they were in are own world. Dragons in this world would have been so valuable that no expense would be spared to protect ANY vulnerable part of their bodies, (like their eyes in this case), from scorpion or arrow fire. It would be far more important to use the finest Valerian Steel, to protect a dragon's eyes than for a sword. And of course, D&Ds 'magical' scorpions in the HBO series could never have been as accurate or powerful as depicted, piercing the scales which Martin states were stronger than any steel. This is also why the slaughter of the dragons in the Dragon Pit by a mob of peasants was also utterly ridiculous. Why would the most valuable asset of the Targaryens even be left in a place where they could be captured or killed? Of course, they wouldn't be. The only place they would ever be kept in King's Landing would be the Red Keep itself, so the Targaryan leadership would ALWAYS have them near at hand for any emergency. Just that fact all of the dragons in the world but Dany's three is also utterly ridiculous, by Martin's own words. On the tiny island of Dragonstone there were two wild dragons living yet none at all in the entire rest of the world?. He also says that in the past, there were wild dragons in Westeros, as there bones were sometimes found. So even if all of the domesticated dragons of the Valarians (except those on Dragonstone) were killed in the volcanic cataclysm in their homeland, such formidable and successful predators as these dragons would still be alive all over the rest of the world. And with the Valerians going all over the world on their trading endeavor (to protect their ships) and exploration, there would undoubtedly be dozens, if not hundreds of domesticated Valerian dragons scattered in many lands and over seas at the moment of the "Doom". If Martin had given more thought to the dragons in his books, he would have realized there would have to also still be wild dragons all over the world (though he does concede that in the South there are huge Wyverns undoubtedly related to dragons, but cannot be tamed, and fortunately for the rest of the world, they seem to only thrive in hot tropical jungles). The story would still make sense if Martin acknowledged there were still populations of wild dragons around the world, because it was only those of Valerian blood that dragons would accept as riders so the eggs that Dany hatched would not even have to be long dead, petrified eggs magically brought to life, but instead, just fresh eggs of a wild dragon. The reality of the situation is that it would have been impossible for the more primitive humans of that world to have ever been able to wipe out all of the wild dragons that would certainly still be common around that whole world, when we consider just three domesticated dragons in the modern era of that world could kill tens of thousands of the best human warriors with with almost total impunity. So I suppose we cannot be too hard on D&D for turning the HBO version into such ridiculous rubbish when Martin too, had made his original written version similarly too implausible for adults to take seriously as well. But that being said, despite the faults of both the books and television, they were still entertaining.
Zachariah Bourgeois
Zachariah Bourgeois - 2 महीने पहले
I thought Qyburn invented scorpions in the stories modern era? How did Dorne acquire one hundreds of years before then?
Lumbarthought55
Lumbarthought55 - 2 महीने पहले
You where right with the knight King and the dragon
Shady Chick
Shady Chick - 2 महीने पहले
we didnt take the talent and creativity level of D&D and now we have a cappy shit ending to an epic story.
A. R.
A. R. - 2 महीने पहले
great great great!
Aamir Razak
Aamir Razak - 2 महीने पहले
Great video as always, I love the lore of House Targaryen and the series in general it’s incredible... Aegon sounded like a real boss tbh... I hope we learn more about the lords of dragonstone before his conquest also and what they were doing prior to his invasion of Westeros
Krishna Rao
Krishna Rao - 2 महीने पहले
6:37 OH you'll see
Riuno
Riuno - 2 महीने पहले
;(
Danny Eswein
Danny Eswein - 2 महीने पहले
Is this all true or made up?
Robert Baird
Robert Baird - 2 महीने पहले
It's fiction so yes it's made up.
Espeon N208
Espeon N208 - 2 महीने पहले
It's part of the ASOIAF series of books. It's fiction but it has more words than the Bible, Shakespeare's works and the three Lord of the Rings books combined.
ralph malph
ralph malph - 2 महीने पहले
She should of burned casterly rock straight off since no one likes the lannisters. That sets the tone to bend the knee like with harren.
JC Crouse
JC Crouse - 2 महीने पहले
King Harren: "We are going to build a great castle, and we're gonna make the Riverlanders pay for it!"
Zero Black
Zero Black - 2 महीने पहले
Very bad Andals
Espeon N208
Espeon N208 - 2 महीने पहले
*Harren's Grandfather* : MAKE THE IRON ISLANDS GREAT AGAIN
Jaylulz
Jaylulz - 2 महीने पहले
man, your videos are fantastic. i feel like im watching a legitimate, non-fiction documentary like you'd see on national geographic! well done brother
Heil Omar
Heil Omar - 2 महीने पहले
Dragons
Yukihyo
Yukihyo - 2 महीने पहले
What if there there is a need for an external source of heat for dragons to grow so the dragons born and raised around valeria were monstrous because of it but subsequent generations could only grow with the heat of their progenitors.
maja roos
maja roos - 2 महीने पहले
9:47 *Olenna Tyrell has left the chat*
Oussama TAHY
Oussama TAHY - 2 महीने पहले
This video is so good , thank you so much.
I wonder how much time it took you to write the script for this , very well done and so easy to follow 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻
Ultron-5
Ultron-5 - 2 महीने पहले
Who’s Theon Greyjoy ? There’s only Reek now.
KURV
KURV - 3 महीने पहले
So Dornish are basically Patriots
KeV B
KeV B - 3 महीने पहले
"She can use her dragons to scout a head" yeah, show dany wasn't this smart as we saw :p
marinus18
marinus18 - 3 महीने पहले
19:00
It wasn't necessarily that. It was more that Aegon didn't destroy the power of the nobles. He somewhat lessened their autonomy but the lords got to keep most of their authority and powers. So that meant most were quick to bend the knee as they didn't have a lot to lose by doing so. I think if Aegon had said he would destroy the Starks as rulers of the North they would have fought.
PhonZy
PhonZy - 3 महीने पहले
Do a video on Jaeharys Targaryen. The real builder of westeros
Brickbon Brickbotop
Brickbon Brickbotop - 3 महीने पहले
7 kingdoms vs one guy with 7 nuclear bombs
Terell Chapman
Terell Chapman - 3 महीने पहले
God I hate the Targs
Zero Black
Zero Black - 2 महीने पहले
They disgust me because their incest. WTF
Terell Chapman
Terell Chapman - 2 महीने पहले
Diego Olivares Gonzalez true but Targaryens are both mad and terrible rulers...Aegon V could control Westeros let alone his own kids. Jon Snow was a bitch. Aerys and Daenerys were straight mad. Aegon I killed anyone who didn’t follow him. Viserys was mad, Maegor was mad and a bad ruler. You can’t even tell me that Rhaegar would of mad a good king
Diego Olivares Gonzalez
Diego Olivares Gonzalez - 2 महीने पहले
@Terell Chapman You are confusing being mad with being a bad or regular king. Aegon IV was the worst king of the Seven Kingdoms ever and he wasn't mad
Terell Chapman
Terell Chapman - 2 महीने पहले
Diego Olivares Gonzalez I was talking about the Ice and Fire timeline. Even then you have 2 mad Targaryens for ever “decent” one
Connor
Connor - 3 महीने पहले
They had dragons
You're welcome
Shiney Luna
Shiney Luna - 3 महीने पहले
sounds a lot like the Greeks but with dragons
G.Sun
G.Sun - 3 महीने पहले
I need a prequel
Christopher Tracy
Christopher Tracy - 3 महीने पहले
The writing is what killed 2 Dragons, and Dany was betrayed by Jon - her relative. I hope the Books do a better job.
Zero Black
Zero Black - 2 महीने पहले
I love how people says that "Jon betrayed her", when he never agreed into burning women and children alive. Not to mention she was ready to do the same in every kingdom and the rest of the world
R6F
R6F - 3 महीने पहले
Dornish be gangsta
Anthony Johnson
Anthony Johnson - 3 महीने पहले
Aegon and Rhaenys being great warriors is debatable. I'm sure they knew how to use their swords but its probably propoganda on their supporters (and their) parts.
Diego Olivares Gonzalez
Diego Olivares Gonzalez - महीने पहले
Dark sister was Visent's sword, Rhaenys didn't use swords
Pixx Gokou
Pixx Gokou - 3 महीने पहले
or she could just kinda forget the Iron Fleet
GreenAndMeat paw
GreenAndMeat paw - 3 महीने पहले
Missandei was the spark to Dany's insane fire power (pun intended)
Cody Jinn
Cody Jinn - 3 महीने पहले
16:11
"The story would be boring if she just won with them, right?"
If only this wasn't foreshadowing
Matt Johnson
Matt Johnson - 3 महीने पहले
I guess Daenerys should have considered NOT burning the whole fucking city.
But I don't blame her, I blame the shitty show writers for ruining her.
MIMIKIJ
MIMIKIJ - 3 महीने पहले
Holy fuck Rhaenys is hot
THRONE ROOM
THRONE ROOM - 3 महीने पहले
The last season was fucked up by the writers, They should wait for the book to be finished...
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