Cersei Lannister: "I'll tell you a story. You the one about the mother lion and her little cub? They lived in the woods."
Tommen Baratheon: "The Kingswood?"
Cersei Lannister: "Yes, my love. In the Kingswood lived a mother and her cub. She loved him very much. But there were other things that lived in the woods; evil things..."
Cersei Lannister comforts Tommen Baratheon during the Battle of the Blackwater[src]
The Kingswood is a forest in central Westeros. It begins in the Crownlands immediately south of King's Landing and extends into the Stormlands. The Kingsroad passes through the Kingswood as it runs from King's Landing to Storm's End. The Roseroad meets the Kingsroad within the forest.[1][2]


Season 1

Twenty years prior to the events of the series, an outlaw band known as the Kingswood Brotherhood took up residence in the Kingswood, led by Simon Toyne. They caused significant problems before the Mad King sent a small army to root them out. Ser Barristan Selmy slew Simon Toyne with a counter-riposte, impressing the fifteen-year-old Jaime Lannister (who killed his first man during the battle, beheading him).[3]

Robert is hunting in the Kingswood, accompanied by Renly Baratheon, Ser Barristan Selmy and his squire, Lancel Lannister.[4] He suffers a life-threatening injury while trying to slay a boar.[5]

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, the Kingswood is an extensive, large and deep forest with many small villages located within its eaves. The Kingswood Brotherhood took its name from the forest.


See also