The Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms: A Dunk & Egg Explained

The Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms: A Dunk & Egg Explained

Updated on April 13, 2023 12:03 PM by Andrew Koschiev

HBO has been announced to air the latest Game of Thrones spinoff, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight, about Dunk and Egg. HBO has greenlit another prequel about famous Westerosi characters following the success of the original Game of Thrones series and the record-breaking premiere of House of the Dragon.

Now that Game of Thrones has three official spinoffs with series orders, including a sequel to Jon Snow's story, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms will feature an executive producer with George R.R. Martin.

Legendary Knights From History

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This new Game of Thrones spinoff based on the characters Dunk and Egg created by Martin is titled A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight. He was also known as Ser Duncan the Tall, one of Westerosi history's most notorious knights, and later became Lord Commander of the Kingsguard.

He is secretly his squire, Prince Aegon Targaryen, and, eventually, King Aegon V "Egg" Targaryen. Besides exploring Game of Thrones' dragon-riding House Targaryen, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms also investigates several mysteries from the original series and prequel House of the Dragon, which led to the popularity of the original series.

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Employment And Participation In Tournaments

A hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall, is the titular character in Game of Thrones' upcoming prequel series, which is remembered by characters from the original series for his battle prowess and legacy. According to Game of Thrones lore, hedge knights wander across Westeros looking for employment and participating in tournaments to earn their living.

So, Ser Duncan the Tall's journey as a hedge knight will be explored much before Game of Thrones' timeline in A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight. Game of Thrones is at least a century before A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, filling in the gaps between House of the Dragon and Game of Thrones in Westeros' and the Targaryens' history.

Estimated Release Date Of The Prequel

A closer estimate of the prequel's timeline can be found in the Tourney at Ashford when Dunk's story as a hedge knight truly begins in 209 AC. Game of Thrones begins in 298 AC, 70 years after House of the Dragon and 90 years before Game of Thrones. 

Consequently, Game of Thrones is set 90 years before House of the Dragon and approximately 70 years after A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms. It was only a few decades before the last dragon of the Targaryens died, which means House Targaryen still holds onto the Iron Throne during the timeline of A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms. 

The Iron Throne will be occupied by either King Daeron II Targaryen or King Aerys I Targaryen, depending on whether the series begins before or after 209 AC. The Lords of Westeros, Houses Stark, Lannister, and Baratheon, will doubtless still be powerful in Westeros even after House Velaryon and Hightower have long surpassed their power peaks.

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