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Game of Thrones: A quick character guide

Game of Thrones: Robert Baratheon

Robert Baratheon is the king of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros and sits on the Iron Throne. He united the people by overthrowing the mad Targaryen king and has ruled for 15 years, but conspiracy and intrigue surround him and threaten to bring down his reign. He is married to Cersei Lannister of the powerful Lannister family and his son Joffrey Baratheon is the heir to the throne.

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Jason Hiner is Global Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Global Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He's co-author of the book, Follow the Geeks.

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