Season six of Game of Thrones is underway, and they are making more and more connections to the past events that happened before or during Robert’s Rebellion. It can all get pretty confusing so here’s a handy timeline to help keep these events straight.
This article was originally published on 26 March, 2015 in response to the article Rob Bricken wrote about all the fan theories that you absolutely need to know about Game of Thrones in anticipation of the show’s fifth season.
I originally wrote that if you’re only watching the show, I don’t think you absolutely need to know those theories, because it’s obvious they’re steering the series in a different direction. However, if you’re reading the books and want to theorize, here is a helpful guide to dissecting the events prior to the first book. Now though, with the show making connections to the past, something like this might be helpful.
It is important to know, that while we have a general idea of timeline, GRRM is fervent that he writes the way histories in the “olden days” were written, that is to say imprecise.
All information that is forthcoming is either from Westeros.org or from the “Historical” A World of Fire and Ice. Below is just the facts devoid of my opinion on any of the theories one way or another.