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When does the House of the Dragon story take place in the Game of Thrones timeline?

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Series House of the Dragon is just one more step in the story written by George RR Martin: how long does it take the events described there for them to join those of Game Of Thrones ?

It can sometimes be difficult to differentiate the two series because they are so similar – Targaryens, dragons, very similar places – but their story has nothing to do with it: where Game Of Thrones presented us with different houses plotting for the Iron Throne as the threat of the White Walkers grew, there is only one clan tearing each other apart for the crown in House of the Dragon.

Such a contrast is essentially due to the historical gap which separates the two series. Because the time jump between the stories is considerable. But to what extent, exactly? We explain everything about the place of the derivative series House of the Dragon in the universe of Game Of Thrones.

When takes place House of the Dragon ?

House of the Dragon takes place approximately 172 to 200 years before the events of Game Of Thrones.

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The death of Daenerys’s father, King Aerys (or the Mad King), occurs approximately 172 years after the events of House of the Dragon. Aerys is therefore the last Targaryen to sit on the Iron Throne before Game Of Thrones.

The entire timeline of the universe Game Of Thrones is dictated by a momentous event: the Conquest of Aegon Targaryen, which launched the royal Targaryen dynasty. Everything preceding this event is thus followed by “BC” (“Before the Conquest“, i.e. before the Conquest), and everything that follows appears with “AC” (“After the Conquest“, or after the Conquest).

The events of House of the Dragon take place from the year 112 AC. As for the Dance of Dragons plot found in season 2, it takes place between 129 and 131 AC. Overall, the HBO series should therefore cover around three decades of history. Finally, the story of the series Game Of Thrones extends from 298 AC to 305 AC.

Another series will also add its grain of salt to the chronology of the universe adapted by HBO: the prequel A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms takes place between the first two productions, approximately 100 years before the events of Game Of Thrones.

For more information on A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, you can also consult our guide. And so as not to miss anything from season 2 of House of the Dragon which has just started its broadcast, you can see the episode release schedule.

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