House Bolton of the Dreadfort is the Great House of the North, originally sworn to House Stark. Their sigil is a flayed man, as the Boltons are infamous for flaying their enemies.

A thousand years ago, the Boltons rebelled against the King in the North, but their uprising was put down by Karlon Stark, who was rewarded with his own lands, where he built the Karhold.

It is currently led by Roose Bolton, a cold lord, and his bastard son, Ramsay Bolton. Roose Bolton was present and aided the Freys in their slaughter of Catelyn and Robb Stark at the Red Wedding, Roose Bolton also freed Jaime Lannister from the clutches of the Bloody Mummers. As of A Dance with Dragons, the Boltons are sworn to the Iron Throne but continue to move of their own accord, in their own interest.

Houses sworn to DreadfortEdit

The mountain clansEdit


House Bolton During the Books Edit

Historical members of House Bolton Edit

  • King Royce II Bolton, captured and burned Winterfell
  • King Royce IV Bolton, known as the Redarm, he ripped the entrails of his victims with his bare hands. Sacked Winterfell like his namesake 300 years before.
  • King Rogar Bolton, known as Rogar the Huntsman. Last of the Red Kings of Dreadfort
  • Lord Belthasar Bolton, fought alongside the Starks against the Arryns during the Rape of the Three Sisters
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