House Tyrell gains Natalie Dormer in Game of Thrones Season two

"Game of Thrones" will see a "Tudors" cast member grace the series next season.

EW's James Hibberd first reported that Natalie Dormer, cast as King Henry's fated lover Anne Boleyn in Showtime's "The Tudors," will be Westeros bound.

Anne was the unlucky beauty who caught Hank's eye and made him ditch Catholicism for his own Church of England. Sadly she bore him a daughter and came up headless in the end.


But, HBO’s Game of Thrones has selected Dormer as Margaery Tyrell, a House Tyrell player who pledges to marry the late King Robert’s brother Renly Baratheon in support for his bid to seize the Iron Throne from King Joffrey.

Some intel from

"Highgarden is an ancient seat of rule and the heart of chivalry in the Seven Kingdoms. Harlen Tyrell, hereditary high steward of the Reach, was granted Highgarden and dominion of the Reach by Aegon upon the death of King Mern at the Field of Fire.

The Tyrells claim descent from the gardener king of the Age of Heroes through the female line (indicating their origin among the Andal invaders thousands of years before).

Their motto is, “Growing Strong.”

Lord Mace Tyrell, Warden of the South, Defender of the Marches, High Marshal of the Reach, and member of the King’s small council, rules the house. He besieged Storm’s End while following the Targaryens during the War of the Usurper, but bent his knee after the Sack of King’s Landing.

His heir is Willas, lame after an accident while a squire jousting against Oberyn Martell. Lord Mace’s favorite son is Ser Loras, called the Knight of Flowers, a prodigy of martial skill even at the age of fifteen.

After King Robert’s death, Renly and Ser Loras fled to Highgarden where Renly married Margaery and proclaimed himself king. MAJOR Twists await the fans of the series.

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