Tower of the Hand

Hands of the King: Tywin the Great?

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Race for the Iron Throne's Steven Attewell will be sharing some of his work on Tower of the Hand, offering his historical and political insights on A Song of Ice and Fire. His first piece couldn't be more appropriate for this site: a history and analysis of the Hands of the King, past, present, and future. In this part, Steve attests to one of the most successful Hands of all time: Tywin Lannister.

(To follow along with this essay, it may be helpful to first read Part I, which covers the nature of the office during its early years, and Part II, which looks at the transformation of the Hand of the King during the rule of Baelor Breakspear and Brynden Bloodraven)

Charles DanceTywin Lannister (Charles Dance) was the Hand of two Kings.

This post discusses the most recent book of the series, A Dance with Dragons. If you've completed the book, set your scope above to ADWD. Otherwise, we advise you to avoid reading this post as it may contain spoilers.

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