Question: Is the Kingsguard real?

What is the Kingsguard based on?

She deliberately modeled the Kingsguard vows of holding no lands or title on the ancient vows of the Nights Watch, and seven knights were chosen because the king ruled the Seven Kingdoms.

Where do the Kingsguard live?

The Kingsguard live in the White Sword tower.

Who is head of the Kingsguard?

The current Lord Commander of the Kingsguard is Ser Brienne of Tarth. Ser Loras Tyrell was the Lord Commander of King Renly Baratheons rival Kingsguard before his death.

Did medieval kings have bodyguards?

History. The Kings of England always had bodyguards surrounding them. The Anglo-Saxon kings had their house guards, and the Danish kings their housecarls. In 1318, a Household Ordinance (the Kings Proclamation containing the yearly budget for his royal household) specified that the number of archers should be 24.

What is a kings guard called?

A royal guard is a group of military bodyguards, soldiers or armed retainers responsible for the protection of a royal person, such as the emperor or empress, king or queen, or prince or princess.

Who was in Cerseis kingsguard?

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Can Kingsguard have children?

Like the brothers of the Nights Watch, members of the Kingsguard are sworn for life and are forbidden from owning land, taking wives, or fathering children. During the reign of Aerys II Targaryen, the Kingsguard, like Ser Arthur Dayne and Gerold Hightower, wore special Targaryen armor.

Who lives in the Red Keep?

The Red Keep, a castle succeeding the Aegonfort, is the residence of the King of the Andals and the First Men, his family and his court, located within Kings Landing, the capital of the Six Kingdoms. It dominates the skyline of the city and serves as the citys primary fortress and redoubt.

Does the Queen have bodyguards?

Her Majestys Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms provides a bodyguard to The Queen at many ceremonial occasions.

Who were Roberts Kingsguard?

During Roberts Rebellion, five members of the Kingsguard - Ser Arthur Dayne, Prince Lewyn Martell, Ser Jonothor Darry, Ser Gerold Hightower and Ser Oswell Whent - were killed in the defense of the royal family, with only Jaime Lannister and Barristan Selmy surviving.

Where is the Red Keep in real life?

Lovrijenac Fortress (The Red Keep) The Red Keep – the heart of Kings Landing – is, in the real world, Lovijenac Fortress, located outside Dubrovnik on a 37m high rock right on the shore.

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