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

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  • Published on:  Monday, January 16, 2017
  • How did Aegon Targaryen conquer Westeros three hundred years before Game of Thrones? Will Daenerys take the Throne?

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  • Silver Lady
    Silver Lady  7 days ago

    All for nothing

  • Aiden Howatson
    Aiden Howatson  7 days ago

    If I had a nickel for every time a Tragaryen invaded Westeros from the East with 3 dragons I'd have two nickels... which isn't a lot but it's weird that happened twice

  • Mighty Morphin98
    Mighty Morphin98  14 days ago

    I’ll bet you 30 silver stags Eurons’ ‘horn to bend the will of dragons’ is his cock

  • Odin666
    Odin666  14 days ago

    Man, it still blows my mind. How did GRRM come up with all this in depth history and lore for each family and each castle for literally every generation going back like 5000 years from the year Game of Thrones is set in... so crazy...

  • catxborsuq1
    catxborsuq1  21 days ago

    Targeryens came with 5 dragons to Dragonstone, before the Doom of Valyria, out of which Balerion was the youngest (the 4 older ones died at some point). Vhagar amd Meraxes were hatched sometime within the next century. The way you said it suggested that those three came with Targeryens before the doom ^^;

  • JESSE B
    JESSE B  21 days ago +1

    Now this is what I can get into, the story explained well, images are great and dramatic music..... Great Job👍

  • Alexander The Accursed

    9:47 he didn't mention Lady Olena

  • Larkin Hancock
    Larkin Hancock  a months ago +1

    Who's here after the Prequel for Targaryens was announced?

  • Trustworthy McLegitimate

    Harrenhal Easy Bake Oven

  • MoshedZ
    MoshedZ  a months ago +1

    Thanks to the announcement of House of the Dragon, this vid's about to skyrocket.

    Also Harren seems just as dumb as his Ironborn descendants: "lets 1v6 the Iron Throne with our wasteland islands"

  • Chris
    Chris  a months ago +1

    House of the Dragons is gonna be EPIC for 7 magical seasons... then HBO's new show called "A Dream of Spring" starring resurrected Queen Daenerys Targaryen. Queen Daenerys will Rule the 7 Kingdom for decades of Peace and Prosperity...

  • Suraj Dhanawade
    Suraj Dhanawade  a months ago +1

    This could probably be a spoiler for GOT's prequel House of The Dragon!

  • Prime Gaming
    Prime Gaming  a months ago +2

    Can’t wait to see this in House of the Dragons prequel

  • Prime Gaming
    Prime Gaming  a months ago

    Can’t wait to see this in House of the Dragons prequel

  • Larkin Hancock
    Larkin Hancock  a months ago

    If Orys Baratheon really was a bastard I'd be mad too if I didn't get a dragon

  • Mystique
    Mystique  a months ago

    Came back after House of the Dragon was announced lol 🔥

  • Eric Russell
    Eric Russell  a months ago

    The tv throne is way better fyi

  • Fred InAbsentia
    Fred InAbsentia  a months ago +2

    you people need to get a life

  • Tarn Coleman
    Tarn Coleman  a months ago +1

    Congratulations on making this nonsense make some sense if that’s possible you nailed it they left so many open ends just like Star Wars and Lord of the rings GOT will be back wether they do a movie or a series who knows Danny might come back as lady stoneheart John will have to come back with Drogon and all will be well you should do a what if they make a movie video THANKS AGAIN from Toronto Canada 🇨🇦

  • Devdoot Mahapatra
    Devdoot Mahapatra  a months ago

    Before Robert John arynn was the king..