THE Targaryen family has some of the most important characters in the Game of Thrones universe. With many being old rulers of Westeros, and the current Targaryens looking to get back on the throne, this is one family that love to feature in the history books. Here's all you need to know about their famous family tree... Who was the 'Mad King' Aerys Targaryen and why was he overthrown? Aerys Targaryen is the "Mad King" who was overthrown by Robert Baratheon in a civil war that took place around 17 years before the first book or episode of Game of Thrones. He was the last Targaryen to sit on the Iron Throne after three centuries of rule by the family. His rule was benevolent at first but the Mad King is legendarily cruel. During his reign he became increasingly paranoid and murderous, using wildfire to burn his enemies alive because there were no dragons in Westeros then. Although the Mad King's cruelty is now legend, this is not what caused Robert Baratheon to lead a rebellion against … [Read more...] about Targaryen family tree explained – who are Jon Snow’s real parents and how is he related to the ‘Mad King’?
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It might not be everyone's first choice of a fun couple's activity, but that didn't stop one boyfriend and girlfriend. The couple thought it would be a good idea to investigate their respective family trees, but they were shocked at what they found. The Mirror reports the woman, 27, was excited to find out some really interesting things about her ancestors, but what her 26-year-old boyfriend discovered would haunt them both for months to come. The man revealed all in a post on Reddit, in which he claims his girlfriend broke up with him because of his test results. He says the results uncovered a very dark family secret and his partner simply couldn't get over it. He explained: "A month ago my girlfriend and I thought it would be fun to do the DNA test offered by Ancestry.com to learn more about our family tree. "They really give you a lot of info and it took a while to go over. "We were having a lot of fun with it but then I found something out about one of my ancestors that has … [Read more...] about Couple took a DNA test together
New York, NY — In 1979 Lennard Davis's Uncle Abie told him he had a secret - but he said he couldn't reveal it while Lennard's father, Morris, was alive. When he died, two years later, Lennard reminded Abie about the secret, and asked if he could now be told. Initially, Uncle Abie was reluctant - he told Lennard to forget all about it, he didn't want to tell him. But Lennard pressed him. "So, he told me," Lennard says. "He said, 'I'm your father.'" "My parents had never told me. It was a family secret and probably, on some level, a shameful one," Lennard says. Years passed before he decided to investigate this secret that his parents had taken to their graves. But at the age of 55, in the year 2000, Lennard decided to take some tests that would verify his paternity. Lennard searched for envelopes that Morris may have licked that might provide a remnant of his DNA, and asked his cousin to do the same to try to harvest some of Abie's, who had by now also died. When the first … [Read more...] about New Yorker discovers his roots — Mystery Samoan in his family tree
With all the marriages, affairs and secret children in Game of Thrones, it's hard to keep track of who's related to whom. Sansa Stark has been married to both a Lannister and a Bolton, Cersei Lannister has officially had three children with Robert Baratheon (but they're actually the offspring of her brother Jaime) and Margaery Tyrell goes through husbands like the Dornish go through wine. Plus – most importantly – who on earth are Jon Snow's real parents? To help you keep track for Game of Thrones' season eight, here are the family trees of each of the Seven Kingdom's main houses. House Stark are the traditional rulers of the North and have a long and illustrious history. When the show began, the patriarch was Eddard “Ned” Stark. He was married to Catelyn “Cat” Tully, who came from the Riverlands. Between them, they had five children (Robb, Sansa, Arya, Bran and Rickon) and seemed like a wholesome, … [Read more...] about Game of Thrones family tree: who is related to whom?
A storage yard fire which destroyed one business also threatened several others, including one where several gas bottles were being held. The fire at Blagdons on Embankment Road, which is home to a number of firms, boatbuilders and shipping containers, on Sunday night saw dozens of firefighters tackle the blaze. Fire crews from Plymstock, Ivybridge and Plympton were initially mobilised shortly after 8.30pm along with a water carrier from Torquay. As the evening wore on more crews were brought in from stations at Camels Head, Bere Alston and Yelverton to assist. Shortly before midnight the incident commander confirmed one of the portable buildings belonging to MG Scaffold was completely destroyed with approximately 600 to 800 scaffolding boards severely damaged by the fire. The boards were removed by the firefighters to open ground and crews spent some time damping them down. Ian Pendragon, who has spent three years building a pirate-ship at the yard, said when he received a phone … [Read more...] about Pirate-ship boatbuilder said fire almost took out more businesses