Game of Thrones – Cersei Lannister

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Cersei Lannister

Father – Tywin Lannister
Mother – Joanna Lannister
Spouse – Robert Baratheon
Children – Joffrey, Myrcella, Tommen

This timeline gives a chronological listing of the main events in the life of the fictitious character, Cersei Lannister as shown in the TV series Game of Thrones

See Also: History of Westeros Timeline

 

Before Season 1 Age 0
Cersei was born to Ser Tywin Lannister and Lady Joanna at Casterly Rock. Her twin brother Jaime was born shortly afterwards.
Before Season 1 Age 6
Cersei and her twin Jaime were very close and even shared a bed. However when it was discovered that they were intimate with each other they were made to sleep in separate rooms.
Before Season 1 Age 7
Cersei’s mother, Joanna, died giving birth to Cersei’s brother Tyrion who suffered from dwarfism.
Before Season 1 Age 7
Cersei blamed her brother, Tyrion, for her mother’s death. She took Princes Elia of Dorne to see her baby brother and made fun of him and tried to hurt him. She was stopped by her brother, Jaime.
Before Season 1 Age 7
Tywin Lannister arranged for Cersei to marry Prince Rhaegar Targaryen.
Before Season 1 Age 10
Cersei and her friends Melara and Jeyne went to the woods to meet the witch Maggy the Frog. Cersei asked the witch about her marriage and the children she might have. She was told that she would marry the King and would have three children. She would outlive her children and would be killed by the valonqar after another queen had taken her place.
Before Season 1 Age 11
Cersei was told that King Aerys II had rejected the marriage proposal between her and Rhaegar Targaryon and had married his son to Elia Martell of Dorne. Cersei was very upset as she had become infatuated with the prince.
Before Season 1 Age 12
Cersei joined her father, Tywin Lannister, Hand of the King, in Kings Landing.
Before Season 1 Age 15
Cersei’s brother, Jaime, visited Kings Landing and was seduced by Cersei. She persuaded Jaime to join the Kingsguard so that he could remain at Kings Landing near her and would not be allowed to marry.
Before Season 1 Age 15
When Tywin Lannister discovered that Jaime had joined the King’s Guard, he resigned as Hand of the King and took Cersei back to Casterly Rock.
Before Season 1 Age 18
Robert’s Rebellion
Robert Baratheon rose up against the Mad King Aerys Targaryen.
Before Season 1 Age 18
The Battle of the Trident
At this battle, the forces of Robert Barratheon, Jon Arryn and Hoster Tully fought the forces of Rhaegar Targaryan, Lewyn Martell, Barriston Selmhy and Jonothor Darry. The battle was a decisive victory for Robert. Rhaegar Targaryen, Jonothor Darry and Lewyn Martell were killed.
Before Season 1 Age 18
Robert Barratheon’s intended bride, Lyanna Stark, had died.
Before Season 1 Age 18
Robert Barratheon became King of Westeros. He appointed Jon Arryn as Hand of the King.
Before Season 1 Age 18
Robert reached an agreement with Tywin Lannister and sealed the alliance by marrying his daughter Cersei.
Before Season 1 Age 19
Cersei married King Robert Baratheon. She was horrified when Robert called her Lyanna on their wedding night.
Before Season 1 Age 19
Cersei gave birth to Robert’s son, who died soon after his birth.
Before Season 1 Age 19
Cersei hated her husband, Robert and turned her affections back to her brother.
Before Season 1 Age 25
Cersei gave birth to a son, Joffrey. However unbeknown to Robert the child was fathered by Cersei’s twin brother Jaime.
Before Season 1 Age 27
Cersei gave birth to a daughter, Myrcella. However unbeknown to Robert the child was fathered by Cersei’s twin brother Jaime.
Before Season 1 Age 31
Cersei gave birth to a son, Tommen. However unbeknown to Robert the child was fathered by Cersei’s twin brother Jaime.
Season 1 Age 41
Cersei and Jamie murdered Jon Arryn, Hand of the King, because he had discovered that Joffrey, Myrcella and Tommen were Jamie’s children.
Season 1 Age 41
Cersei, Robert and her family rode north from King’s Landing to make Ned Stark Hand of the King following the death of Jon Arryn. Robert also proposed a marriage between Joffrey and Sansa Stark.
Season 1 Age 41
Cersei was angry that the first thing Robert did when he reached Winterfell was to ask to see the crypt of Lyanna Stark.
Season 1 Age 41
Cersei and Jamie were making love in a tower at Winterfell when they were seen by Bran Stark. Jamie pushed him out of the window hoping he would die. They were dismayed when he lived.
Season 1 Age 41
The royal party accompanied by Ned, Sansa and Arya Stark left Winterfell and began the journey south to Kings Landing.
Season 1 Age 41
Arya Stark disarmed Joffrey during a disagreement by the side of a river. Arya’s direworlf had bitten Joffrey’s arm. Robert said there was a simple solution and each father should displine their own child. However, Cersei was not happy and demanded the death of Arya’s direwolf, Nymeria. When Nymeria could not be found she demanded the death of Sansa’s direwolf, Lady.
Season 1 Age 41
Cersei was fearful when news arrived from Winterfell that Bran Stark had woken up.
Season 1 Age 41
Robert organised a lavish tournament to celebrate Ned’s appointment. Cersei was embarrassed when Robert arrived drunk.
Season 1 Age 41
After learning that Daenerys Targaryen was pregnant, Robert ordered that she and her brother be killed.
Season 1 Age 41
Cersei had a heated, violent disagreement with Robert because she wanted Ned punished for the arrest of Tyrion by Catelyn Stark.
Season 1 Age 41
Robert went on a hunt. He took Selmy Barriston, Lancel Lannister and his younger brother Renly with him.
Season 1 Age 41
Ned Stark confronted Cersei about the parentage of her three children and advised her to leave Kings Landing with her children before Robert returned from hunting.
Season 1 Age 41
While hunting, Robert got very drunk and was mortally wounded by a wild boar.
Season 1 Age 41
Robert knew he was dying and on his deathbed named Ned Stark regent for Joffrey Barratheon.
Season 1 Age 41
Robert died of his injuries leaving Cersei a widow. She was determined to act as regent for Joffrey who was now king.
Season 1 Age 41
News reached Kings Landing that Cersei’s brother Jaime had been captured by Robb Stark.
Season 2 Age 42
Cersei was annoyed when her brother Tyrion arrived in Kings Landing to take up position of Hand of the King.
Season 2 Age 42
Tyrion told Cersei that in order to free Jaime from captivity Arya Stark needed to be found so that she and Sansa could be exchanged.
Season 2 Age 42
Robb Stark sent a messenger with harsh peace terms which Cersei rejected.
Season 2 Age 42
Cersei was furious when she learned that Tyrion had negotiated a marriage for Myrcella with the Prince of Dorne.
Season 2 Age 42
Cersei and the Royal Party were attacked by the people of Kings Landing after returning from seeing Myrcella off at Blackwater Bay. A member of the crowd had thrown excrement at Joffrey and he had ordered everyone killed sparking the riots.
Season 2 Age 42
Cersei did not want Joffrey to fight in the Battle of Blackwater Bay and part way through the battle told Lancel Lannister to bring him back to the Red Keep.
Season 2 Age 42
Believing the Battle of Blackwater Bay to be lost Cersei was about to poison Tommen when her father Tywin Lannister burst through the doors in triumph having won the battle.
Season 2 Age 42
Joffrey rewarded House Tyrell for their support in the Battle of Blackwater Bay by agreeing to marry Margaery Tyrell.
Season 3 Age 43
Cersei quickly realised that Margaery Tyrell has more influence over Joffrey than she does.
Season 3 Age 43
Cersei asked Petyr Baelish to find out what plans the Tyrells had. He discovered that they were going to marry Sansa to Loras Tyrell after Margaery had married Joffrey.
Season 3 Age 43
Cersei was delighted when she learned that her father was to marry Sansa to Tyrion. She was then dismayed to learn that she was to marry Loras Tyrell.
Season 3 Age 43
Tyrion confronted Cersei as to why she had Mandon Moore try to kill him during the Battle of Blackwater Bay. Cersei said nothing leaving Tyrion to realise that it was Joffrey who wanted him killed.
Season 3 Age 43
Margaery called Cersei sister during Tyrion’s wedding. Cersei threatened to have Margaery killed if she called her sister again.
Season 3 Age 43
Cersei admitted to Tyrion that she was not happy. She also agreed that Joffrey was not a good King.
Season 3 Age 43
Cersei was momentarily delighted with Jaime’s return until she realised that he has lost his hand. She then felt disgusted by him.
Season 4 Age 44
Cersei asked Qyburn to make Jaime a false hand so that she did not have to look at his stump. However, she continued to brush of his advances.
Season 4 Age 44
Cersei quickly realised that Margaery Tyrell has more influence over Joffrey than she does.
Season 4 Age 44
Following the marriage of Joffrey and Margaery, Cersei and the rest of the royal family attended a wedding breakfast. Cersei undermined Margaery by ordering that leftovers be given to the dogs rather than the poor as Margaery had requested. Joffrey began to make a speech but then choked and collapsed. He died within minutes, having been poisoned.
Season 4 Age 44
Cersei accused Tyrion of murdering Joffrey, then noticed that Sansa had disappeared and accused her of the deed.
Season 4 Age 44
Cersei demanded that Jaime kill Tyrion for murdering Joffrey. Jaime told her that he would be tried.
Season 4 Age 44
Cersei and Jaime made love on the floor next to Joffrey’s corpse.
Season 4 Age 44
Cersei, grief stricken, wanted Tyrion and Sansa killed and ordered Jaime to track Sansa down. Jaime did not answer her so she callously dismissed him.
Season 4 Age 44
Cersei attened the coronation of Tommen. During the ceremony she suggested that Margaery could marry Tommen.
Season 4 Age 44
News reached Kings Landing that Daenerys had conquered Meereen. Cersei stated that she was no threat to Westeros.
Season 4 Age 44
Cersei attended Tyrion’s trial. She bribed Bronn by arranging for him to marry Lollys Stokeworth so that he could not fight as Tyrion’s champion after he requested a trial by combat. Oberyn Martell agreed to be Tyrion’s champion.
Season 4 Age 44
Cersei was pleased to hear Tyrion sentenced to death after Martell was defeated by the Mountain.
Season 4 Age 44
Cersei told her father that she would not marry Loras Tyrell. She then told him that she and Jaime were lovers before leaving and going to find Jaime.
Season 5 Age 45
Cersei and Jaime attended their father’s funeral. Jaime told Cersei that they could harness their father’s power but Cersei merely blamed Tyrion for their father’s death and told Jaime that it was partly his fault for releasing Tyrion.
Season 5 Age 45
After the funeral Lancel Lannister, who had joined the religious group ‘The Sparrows’ spoke to Cersei asking her to forgive him for giving Robert wine which contributed to his death. He also stated that their relationship was unnatural. Cersei virtually ignored him.
Season 5 Age 45
After receiving a box with a veiled threat to Myrcella, Jaime agreed to go to Dorne to rescue her. Bronn agreed to accompany him.
Season 5 Age 45
Cersei was once more regent and appointed her favourites to the council.
Season 5 Age 45
Cersei was annoyed by the popularity Margaery had with the people. She tried to turn Tommen against his new wife.
Season 5 Age 45
Cersei visited the High Sparrow, leader of the religious group ‘The Sparrows’. Eager to gain his cooperation, Cersei named him High Septon and asked him to reinstate the Faith Militant, an order that defends the faith.
Season 5 Age 45
The Faith Militant arrested Loras Tyrell as a homosexual. Margaery was angry and stated that she believed it had been organised by Cersei to spilt her and Tommen up.
Season 5 Age 45
Cersei ignored Tommen’s request to insist that Loras was released.
Season 5 Age 45
Petyr Baelish returned to Kings Landing and told Cersei that he had discovered that Sansa Stark was at Winterfell and had married Ramsay Bolton. Cersei agreed to make Baelish Warden of the North if he could bring her Sansa’s head.
Season 5 Age 45
Cersei attended Loras’s pre-trial where Olyvar, who had been bribed by Cersei, gave evidence against Loras. Loras was told he would face a full trial. Margaery was imprisoned for lying to the court.
Season 5 Age 45
Tommen was furious with Cersei for imprisoning Margaery.
Season 5 Age 45
The High Sparrow ordered Cersei’s arrest for having an adulterous affair with Lancel Lannister and committing incest with her brother. She was put in a cell.
Season 5 Age 45
Cersei eventually confessed to the relationship with Lancel but not to incest. She was told she would stand trial.
Season 5 Age 45
Cersei was made to do a walk of shame. She was stripped naked and her hair cut off before she had to walk through the streets of Kings Landing to the Red Keep.
Season 6 Age 46
Cersei learned of Jaime’s impending return but was dismayed to see that he had brought her daughter’s body home.
Season 6 Age 46
Cersei tried to leave the Red Keep to go to Myrcella’s funeral but was told that she was not allowed to leave on the King’s orders.
Season 6 Age 46
Tommen visited Cersei and apologised for not gaining her release.
Season 6 Age 46
Cersei stated her intention to ask for trial by combat and to use the Mountain to represent her.
Season 6 Age 46
Cersei and Jaime tried to attend a Small Council meeting but were told that they no longer had the right to sit on the council.
Season 6 Age 46
Jamie left Kings Landing to go to Riverrun to fight Brynden Tully (the Blackfish) at the head of the Lannister army.
Season 6 Age 46
Olena Tyrell blamed Cersei for the arrest of Loras and Margaery.
Season 6 Age 46
The Faith Militant entered the Red Keep and Cersei was summoned to speak to the High Sparrow. Cersei refused and a fight ensued. The Faith Militant withdrew.
Season 6 Age 46
Cersei entered the great hall to find a crowd gathered to hear an announcement from Tommen. Tommen declared that the trials of Loras Tyrell and Cersei would be held on the first day of the festival of the Mother. He went on to say that trial by combat was to be made illegal and that both would stand a formal trial.
Season 6 Age 46
On the day of the trial Cersei did not attend the Great Sept and she also prevented Tommen from attending. Beneath the Sept, Qyburn and his little birds have planted wildfire and candles. The Sept exploded killing all inside.
Season 6 Age 46
Tommen was devastated by his mother’s action and committed suicide by jumping out of a window.
Season 6 Age 46
Cersei instructed Qyburn to crown her Queen.
Season 7 Age 47
Cersei refused to listen to Jaime when he told her that they were losing the war.
Season 7 Age 47
Cersei refused a proposal of marriage from Euron Greyjoy.
Season 7 Age 47
Qyburn told Cersei that he had developed a weapon that could hurt dragons.
Season 7 Age 47
Euron Greyjoy returned to Kings Landing with Ellaria and Tyene. Cersei agreed to marry Euron Greyjoy at the end of the war.
Season 7 Age 47
Cersei killed Ellaria with the same poison she used on Myrcella. She told Tyene that she could remain imprisoned.
Season 7 Age 47
Cersei negotiated an agreement with the Bank of Braavos after repaying muchy of the debt of the Iron throne with gold taken from Highgarden. Following the repayment she requested a new loan to pay for an army. The bank agreed once they had received the Highgarden gold.
Season 7 Age 47
Season 7 Age 47
Jamie told Cersei that it was Olenna Tyrell who had killed Joffrey. Cersei was furious that Olenna did not die a painful death.
Season 7 Age 47
Jamie relayed to Cersei Daenerys’s request that they form a truce and join together to fight the army of the dead.
Season 7 Age 47
Cersei told Jaime that she was pregnant and that their child would be heir to the Iron Throne.
Season 7 Age 47
Cersei met Daenerys and Jon Snow at the Dragon Pit. Cersei refused to believe in the army of the dead until a captured wight was let out of a crate and charged at her. Daenerys explains that the army of the dead numbers around 100,000 and can only be killed with fire or dragonglass. Euron Greyjoy withdrew his support and stated that he would return to the Iron Islands. Cersei was angry when she learned that Jon Snow had allied the North with Daenerys and stormed off. Tyrion persuaded her to return and she agreed to the alliance.
Season 7 Age 47
Cersei told Jaime that she had no intention of moving the Lannister army north. She said that Euron leaving was staged and that he had gone to get the Golden Company, an expensive but experienced company of sellswords.
Season 7 Age 47
Jaime told Cersei that he would honour the agreement made at the Dragon Pit and left the room. He refused to return even when Cersei said she would have him killed as a traitor.
Season 8 Age 48
Euron Greyjoy returned to Kings Landing with the Golden Company of sellswords. Cersei honoured her agreement with Euron and allowed him into her bed.
Season 8 Age 48
Cersei was pleased to learn that the army of the dead had reached Winterfell.
Season 8 Age 48
Cersei told Euron Greyjoy that she is carrying his child.
Season 8 Age 48
Euron Greyjoy attacked the fleet of Daenerys Targaryen using huge ballista scorpions. Her dragon, Rhaegal was hit three times and fell from the sky, dead. The fleet was destroyed and those onboard had to swim to shore. Euron captured Missandei and took her to Cersei.
Season 8 Age 48
Cersei refused Tyrion’s request to find a peaceful solution to the conflict between her and Daenerys but she refused and ordered the Mountain to behead Missandei. Before she died Missandei shouted ‘Dracarys’, the word used by Daenerys to make her dragons breathe fire.
Season 8 Age 48
The two sides lined up for battle. Cersei had stationed Euron Greyjoy and the Iron fleet in Blackwater Bay armed with balista scorpions to bring down the remaining dragon, Drogon. The Golden Company waited outside the city walls.
Season 8 Age 48
The battle began when Daenerys, riding on the back of Drogon, destroyed the Iron Fleet. She then burnt a hole in the walls of King’s Landing and set the Golden Company on fire. Next she destroyed all balista scorpions on the ramparts.
Season 8 Age 48
Cersei watched the destruction of King’s Landing but still believed that her soldiers would win the battle. She was persuaded by Qyburn to leave the Red Keep for safety.
Season 8 Age 48
As she left the Red Keep with Qyburn and The Mountain, they met Sandor Clegane. The Mountain killed Qyburn and the two brothers began to fight. Cersei fled and met Jaime who had come to look for her. Jaime led Cersei into the tunnels but all the exits were blocked. The two died together as the building fell on top of them.

 

 

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