Olenna Tyrell Timeline – Game of Thrones

Olenna Tyrell TimelineFather – Runceford Redwyne
Mother – Unknown
Spouse – Luthor Tyrell
Sibling – Viola
Children – Mace, unnamed daughters

This timeline gives a chronological listing of the main events in the life of the fictitious character Olenna Tyrell as shown in the TV series Game of Thrones

See Also: History of Westeros Timeline


Before Season 1 Age 0
Olenna was born the daughter of Runceford Redwyne at Arbor. She had a sister Viola, but it is not clear if she was older or younger.
Before Season 1 Age 9
Olenna was betrothed to Daeron Targaryen.
Before Season 1 Age 18
Olenna met Luthor Tyrell who was planning to propose to her sister Viola and seduced him.
Before Season 1 Age 18
The engagement to Daeron Targaryen was broken.
Before Season 1 Age over 18
Olenna married Luthor Tyrell.
Before Season 1 Age 28
A son, Mace was born to Olenna and Luthor Tyrell.
Before Season 1 Age 42
Olenna’s grandson Willas was born.
Before Season 1 Age 49
Olenna’s grandson Garlan was born.
Season 1 Age over 51
Olenna’s husband gave her a present of a necklace for her birthday.
Before Season 1 Age over 51
Olenna Tyrell became a widow after her husband rode over a cliff while out hawking.
Before Season 1 Age 54
Olenna’s grandson Loras was born.
Before Season 1 Age 55
Olenna’s granddaughter Margaery was born.
Season 3 Age 73
Lady Olenna Tyrell arrived in Kings Landing to help organised her granddaughter, Margaery’s wedding to Joffrey.
Season 3 age 73
Olenna and Margaery met with Sansa Stark to try to discover what Joffrey was really like. Sansa told them that Joffrey was a monster.
Season 3 Age 73
Tyrion Lannister asked Lady Olenna Tyrell to discuss the financial burden of the forthcoming royal wedding. She agreed to meet half the costs.
Season 3 Age 73
Olenna Tyrell met with Tywin Lannister and they discussed a potential marriage between Loras Tyrell and Cersei Lannister.
Season 3 Age 73
Olenna attended the wedding of Sansa Stark and Tyrion Lannister.
Season 4 Age 74
Olenna helped Margaery to choose a necklace for her wedding day. Olenna disliked those offered and ordered her handmaidens to find the best necklace in the kingdom.
Season 4 Age 74
In order to protect her granddaughter, Olenna poisoned Joffrey Baratheon on his wedding day. It became known as the Purple Wedding after the colour that Joffrey’s face turned before he died.
Season 4 Age 74
Olenna told Margaery that she must make the new young king Tommen love her and marry her.
Season 4 Age 74
Olenna Tyrell left Kings Landing to return to Highgarden.
Season 5 Age 75
After hearing about Loras’ arrest by the Faith Militant, Olenna returned to Kings Landing. She tried to appeal to Cersei Lannister but without success.
Season 5 Age 75
Olenna attended Loras’s trial. Both Margaery and Loras denied Loras’s homosexuality but after Loras’s lover confirmed it both Loras and Margaery were arrested.
Season 5 Age 75
Olenna tried to appeal to the High Sparrow to secure the release Loras and Margaery but to no avail.
Season 5 Age 75
Petyr Baelish told Olenna that Cersei had an adulterous affair with Lancel. Olenna spoke to Lancel who had no choice but to admit the affair to the High Sparrow. Cersei was arrested.
Season 6 Age 76
Olenna Tyrell was given a place on the small council which angered Cersei.
Season 6 Age 76
Olenna, Cersei and Jaime hatched a plan to free Loras and Margaery. However, after Tommen allied the Crown and the Faith Militant the plan was unworkable.
Season 6 Age 76
Olenna visited Margaery, who had converted to the Faith, to try to persuade her to stand against the Faith. She believed that Margaery had truly been converted until Margaery gave her a folded note showing the House Tyrell sigil.
Season 6 Age 76
Olenna was full of disbelief after Cersei orchestrated the destruction of the Sept of Baelor which killed all inside including her son, Mace and two grandchildren Loras and Margaery. She declared war on the Crown.
Season 6 Age 76
Olenna Tyrell agreed an alliance with Dorne.
Season 7 Age 77
Lady Olenna was present at a meeting on Dragonstone with Daenerys Targaryen. She did not agree with Tyrion’s idea to bring the Dornish army to Kings Landing.
Season 7 Age 77
Olenna returned to Highgarden. She was there when it was attacked and subdued by the Lannisters.
Season 7 Age 77
Lady Olenna Tyrell was sitting in her chamber. Jaime Lannister found her and they discussed her imminent death. Jaime gave her a glass of poisoned wine to drink. After she drank the wine she warned Jaime about Cersei before revealing that it was she that had poisoned Joffrey.


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