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Lyonel Strong is the Lord of Harrenhal and Master of Laws to King Viserys I Targaryen. He is the father of Ser Harwin Strong and Larys Strong.[1]

Family tree

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Lyonel
Strong


 
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Lyonel Strong's
two wives

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Harwin
Strong


 
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Larys
Strong



Behind the scenes

On September 24, 2021, HBO announced that Gavin Spokes had signed on for House of the Dragon in the role of Lyonel Strong. The character breakdown reads as follows:

"He's Master of Laws to King Viserys and Lord of Harrenhal."
―HBO[|[src]]

In the books

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Lyonel Strong was a large, balding man with a reputation as a battler. Though he was slow of speech and quiet and frquently mistaken for a brute, he was actually extremely intelligent and well-learned due his six years of study at the Citadel, from which he grew very knowledgable of law. He was married three times and sired two daughters in addition to his sons Harwin and Larys, though Grand Maester Munkun and Septon Eustace claim that he also fathered a bastard daughter, Alys Rivers.

He was appointed as Master of Laws by King Viserys I Targaryen in 105 AC. Four years later, he replaced Ser Otto Hightower as Hand of the King when the latter was removed from office. An allegation was brought before the Small council that Prince Daemon Targaryen had taken the maidenhead of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, Lord Lyonel advised King Viserys to have Daemon executed for treason. Daemon was instead exiled when Septon Eustace reminded the council of the sin of kinslaying.

Lord Lyonel died alongside his eldest son and heir Ser Harwyn at Harrenhal from a fire of unknown origin. Some suspected it to be the result of a curse upon the castle, while other suspects included Daemon, Lord Corlys Velaryon, Lyonel's younger son Larys and King Viserys.

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Lord: Lyonel Strong Heir: Harwin Strong
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Seat: Harrenhal Lands: The Riverlands
Title(s): Lord of Harrenhal
Current members: Larys Strong
Overlord: House Tully
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