Thursday, November 1, 2012

cersei lannister/margaret of anjou

Cersei Lannister and Margaret D’Anjou (or of Anjou)
  • Margaret was “aggressively partisan, feudal and had a volatile temperament”
  • “Cersei(…), despite having a low cunning she is a very poor ruler. She does not have the patience or judgement for the tedium of leadership.”
  • “ Margaret defiantly unpopular, grimly and gallantly determined to maintain the English crown for her progeny.”
  • “Cersei is a willful, ambitious and politically skilled woman, she resents the restrictions put on her for her sex.(…) She is always concerned for the safety of her children and stops at nothing to protect them, thou it’s hard to say that she is a good mother.”
  • “Margaret (…) believed her husband was threatened with deposition by the ambitious Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York who, to her consternation, had been appointed regent while Henry was mentally incapacitated.”
  • Robert appointed Eddard Stark, Lord of Winterfell as hand of the King, which decision Cersei disapproved of for she wanted someone of her family in that position (her father);
  • ”(…) the source of the eventual Lancastrian downfall not as York’s ambitions nearly so much as Margaret’s ill-judging enmity toward York and her over-indulgence in unpopular allies.”
  • ” Littlefinger once stated that Cersei lusts for power but does not know how to wield it. He also stated that while Cersei believes she is a player in the Game of Thrones she is actually just a piece who thinks she’s a player.”
  • Margaret “(…) called for a Great Council which excluded the Yorkist faction headed by Richard, Duke of York, and thus provided the spark which ignited the civil conflict.”
  • ”(…)she(Cersei) had Lord Eddard imprisoned. However, Joffrey, as king, does not listen to his mother or his council, and foolishly has Lord Eddard Stark executed, making peace between Stark and Lannister impossible”
  • “After she (Margaret) was taken captive by William Stanley at the end of the battle, Margaret was imprisoned by the order of King Edward.”
  • “All Cersei’s plans to remove the Tyrell influence at court backfire when the High Septon arrests her for several crimes, including the murder of the previous High Septon. Her own ministers seize control of the government while she awaits trial in the Great Sept of Baelor.”
Other Similarities:
  • The very obvious similarity of the names: Lancaster/Lannister;
  • The similar colors on the banners: The Lancaster rose is red & white and the Lannister lion is gold on red
if you have anything you want to add to this, something that i might have forgotten or differences (i didn’t put any but i could if you wanted to) tell me and i will put it here.

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