Game of Thrones 510: Mother’s Mercy

In Season 5 the reign of the youthful King Tommen Baratheon was undermined by the (S4 E10) death of his grandfather, Tywin Lannister, and the manipulations of his mother, Cersei Lannister, allowing the fanatical “Sparrows” to gain influence in King’s Landing. The Boltons asserted Northern independence by marrying Ramsay Bolton to Sansa Stark (accused by Cersei of being involved in King Joffrey’s assassination). When Stannis Baratheon marched south from the Wall in an attempt to take Winterfell, the Boltons killed him in battle. Meanwhile the Night’s Watch gave the surviving Free Folk refuge south of the Wall in the face of the advancing White Walkers.

Main Events

501–609 Sons of the Harpy

Sons of the Harpy insurgency in Meereensee external link

503–507 High Sparrow

Fanatical “Sparrows” gain influence in King’s Landingsee external link

506 Ramsay and Sansa

Ramsay Bolton marries Sansa Stark, asserting Northern independencesee external link

508 Massacre at Hardhome

White Walkers overrun Free Folk at Hardhomesee external link

510 Battle of Winterfell

Stannis defeated and killed outside Winterfellsee external link