Alicent Hightower Timeline – House of the Dragon

Alicent Hightower Info

Alicent Hightower TimelineFatherOtto Hightower
Mother – Not known
Siblings – Gwayne
SpouseKing Viserys I
Children – Aegon, Haelena, Aemond

This Alicent Hightower timeline gives a chronological listing of the main events in the life of the fictitious character as shown in the TV series House of the Dragon

Please Note: In the TV adaptation, characters’ ages are different to those in the books. The ages given in this timeline are those known to have been decided by the show, or are approximations made using a combination of the ages in the book and the ages of the actors.

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Alicent Hightower Timeline

Before Season 1 Age 0
Alicent Hightower was born to Otto Hightower and his wife. Her brother Gwayne had been born earlier.
Before Season 1 
Alicent’s mother died.
Season 1 Prologue Age 9
King Jaehaerys I died and was succeeded by King Viserys I. Otto Hightower was appointed Hand of the King. Alicent was raised at court.
Season 1 Age 18
Alicent was at the Dragonpit to greet Princess Rhaenyra when she returned from riding her dragon Syrax.
Season 1 Age 18
Alicent and Rhaenyra paid a visit to Queen Aemma who was heavily pregnant. Aemma told Rhaenyra that having children was a woman’s duty and childbirth was their battleground.
Season 1 Age 18
Alicent accompanied Rhaenyra to the godswood. They spoke of the impending royal birth and Rhaenyra expressed her hope that the child was a boy for her father’s sake. 
Season 1 Age 18
Alicent sat with Rhaenyra at the tournament to celebrate the impending royal birth. Prince Daemon asked her for her favour. Both girls were curious about the knight who won through to the final against Prince Daemon. When he won, he removed his helmet revealing himself to be Ser Criston Cole of Dornish descent.
Season 1 Age 18
While the tournament was in progress, King Viserys was called to the birthing room where he was told that the baby was in the breach position and could not be turned. He was told that the child could be saved if they cut Aemma open but she would die if they did so. Viserys chose to save the child. He sat with his wife as she bled to death. The child, Baelon, died soon after its birth.
Season 1 Age 18
After the funeral of Queen Aemma and Prince Baelon, Otto Hightower summoned his daughter to the Tower of the Hand. He suggested that she visit Viserys to offer him comfort.
Season 1 Age 18
Alicent visited King Viserys and presented him with a book of the Histories of Westeros.
Season 1 Age 18
On her father’s orders, Alicent continued to visit King Viserys. The King asked her to keep their meetings secret from Rhaenyra.
Season 1 Age 18
Some months later, Alicent advised the King to reach out to his daughter who was grieving the loss of her mother. When praying with Rhaenyra she told her to reach out to her father.
Season 1 Age 18
Alicent was having dinner with the King when her father arrived and stated that Prince Daemon had stolen the dragon egg that had been set aside for Prince Baelon.
Season 1 Age 18
Otto Hightower left for Dragonstone to retrieve the egg but as he arrived so did Princess Rhaenyra riding Syrax. She took the egg from Daemon, telling Otto that only she could retrieve the egg without bloodshed, and returned to Kings Landing.
Season 1 Age 18
At the next meeting of the Small Council, King Viserys announced his intention to marry Alicent Hightower. Corlys Velaryon and Princess Rhaenyra stormed out.
Season 1 Age 19
A son, Aegon, was born to King Viserys I and Alicent Hightower.
Season 1 Age 21
A very pregnant Alicent was present at the hunt to celebrate Prince Aegon’s second birthday. She tried to heal the rift between her and Rhaenyra but to no avail.
Season 1 Age 21
Alicent’s second child has been born and she reminisced with Rhaenyra that she would rather be Alicent Hightower again.
Season 1 Age 21
Alicent was bathing King Viserys and commented on a wound on his arm. Later that night she was summoned to the King’s room. She lay passive and unemotional beneath him as he had sex with her.
Season 1 Age 21
Alicent overheard her father telling the King that Rhaenyra had been seen in the brothels with Prince Daemon. She confronted Rhaenyra who told her that nothing happened between her and Daemon. She told her husband that she believed Rhaenyra.
Season 1 Age 21
Alicent went to bid her father farewell. She told Otto that she believed Rhaenyra had told the truth and that she was still a virgin. Otto told his daughter that she either had to prepare Aegon for kingship or hope that if Rhaenyra does succeed she doesn’t murder Alicent’s children to remove their threat to her position. He told her to choose her position sooner rather than later.
Season 1 Age 21
Alicent went to the Godswood. She met Larys, son of the new Hand of the King Lyonel Strong. He told her that the Maester had delivered a potion to Rhaenyra the day after she was accused of being with Daemon Targaryen.
Season 1 Age 21
Ser Criston Cole was summoned to speak to Alicent. She questioned him about Rhaenyra’s virtue, wanting to know about Rhaenyra’s relationship with Daemon. However, Ser Criston confessed to having been seduced by Rhaenyra. Alicent was very shocked by his confession but let him go without punishment. She was angry that Rhaenyra had lied to her.
Season 1 Age 21
Queen Alicent was purposely late for the preliminary wedding feast because she wanted to make a grand entrance. When she arrived she was dressed in green, the Hightower colour of war.
Season 1 Age 21
After Criston Cole killed Ser Joffrey Lonmouth she followed him to the Godswood.
Season 1 Age 24
Alicent’s third child, Aemond was born.
Season 1 Age 31
Alicent ordered Rhaenyra’s newborn child be brought before her. Rhaenyra arrived and showed her the child. Alicent commented on the fact that the baby had black hair despite both her and Laenor having fair hair.
Season 1 Age 31
Alicent and Rhaenyra’s children were at the dragonpit where Jacaerys was learning to tame his dragon. Afterwards all the children taunted Prince Aemond, who does not have a dragon, by presenting him with a pig.
Season 1 Age 31
Alicent interrupted Prince Aegon who was masturbating and chided him for not defending his younger brother against Alicent’s children.
Season 1 Age 31
Ser Criston Cole was training the children of Alicent And Rhaenyra. He showed favour to Alicent’s children.
Season 1 Age 31
At a meeting of the Small Council, Rhaenyra suggested that the animosity between her and Alicent be put aside with the marriage of Prince Jacaerys to Princes Helaena. Alicent was against the union.
Season 1 Age 31
Lyonel Strong presented himself to King Viserys and resigned his position as Hand of King due to his son, Harwin’s behaviour. Alicent was angry when Lyonel refused to state what his son had done and more so when Viserys refused his resignation.
Season 1 Age 31
Alicent stormed out on Viserys and returned to her chamber where Larys Strong was sitting at her table eating. He hinted that he could deal with the situation.
Season 1 Age 31
After hearing that Lyonel and Harwin Strong had died, Alicent met with Larys again. She was horrified when he told her that her father should be able to return now and she realised that he had started the fire.
Season 1
To be continued

 

Published Sept 7 2022 @ 12:05 pm – Updated – Sep 27, 2022 @ 12:03 am

Harvard Reference for Alicent Hightower Timeline:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2022). Alicent Hightower Timeline – House of the Dragon. Available: https://www.totallytimelines.com/alicent-hightower-timeline. Last accessed September 27th, 2022