Elia was frail and sickly from the beginning, and childbirth only left her weaker. The maesters told Rhaegar afterwards that she would bear no more children.
During Robert's Rebellion, Aerys kept Elia and her children near him, to make certain the Martells wouldn't turn against him. Therefore, he sent Queen Rhaella and Viserys to Dragonstone, but still kept Elia and her children in King's Landing as hostages against possible Dornish betrayal; thus, Aerys was indirectly responsible for the deaths of Elia and her children. During the Sack of King's Landing, Gregor Clegane raped and killed Elia after bashing in her son's head, while his hands were still tainted with the infant's blood.
Elia's daughter was killed by Amory Lorch. In actual fact, Tywin didn't order the Mountain to kill Elia. On the other hand, he never punished Gregor for the rape and murder, because that would be an admission of indirect guilt on his part. This, of course, backfired: his inaction only served to convince the Martells that he was actively responsible and must have directly ordered Gregor to kill Elia, harming relations with the Martells far more than if he had simply admitted the truth.
As part of the Lannister alliance with the Martells that he negotiates, to prevent them from joining Renly's host, Tyrion pledges to bring those responsible for the death of Elia and her children to justice, including the Mountain.
Tywin later reneges on this, as he does not wish to lose as effective a soldier and terror weapon as Gregor, intending to place all the blame on the now-deceased Amory Lorch. Oberyn does not seem to believe that new version, and Tyrion assures him that Lorch killed Rhaenys, while the Mountain killed baby Aegon and then proceeded to rape and kill Elia. The Season 7 episode " Eastwatch " introduced that Rhaegar secretly got an "annulment" from his wife Elia Martell, secretly granted by the High Septon , who then also secretly officiated the remarriage of Rhaegar to Lyanna Stark.
While what exactly Rhaegar did with Lyanna hasn't been established by the current books, it is doubtful that he got an "annulment": marriage and annulment do not work like that in Westeros. Martin of The World of Ice and Fire sourcebook, put out an analysis video in which they strongly suspected that this is actually a drastic over-simplification by the showrunners of the TV series - one that botched several basic points about how marriage works in Westeros, and only creates as many problems as it solves:.
No one in the history of Westeros, as described in the novels at least, has ever received an "annulment" for a marriage that produced a male heir already: Rhaegar had two children with Elia already, an older daughter and an infant son.
Annulments are only granted for very specific reasons, such as if the marriage was never consummated, or if one of the couple was already married as bigamy is forbidden. It is said in both the books and TV series that Sansa can have her marriage to Tyrion annulled on the grounds that it was never consummated.
Another possibility is that Rhaegar could have just kept Lyanna as a mistress then legitimized Jon by royal decree - as other kings have done in the past, such as Aegon IV the Unworthy. Elio and Linda pointed out that customs for bastardy and legitimization are somewhat different in Westeros from the real Middle Ages, in which the Church was more powerful than the Crown and had control over declaring a child legitimate.
The books have established that the Iron Throne is more powerful than the Faith in Westeros, and kings can legitimize bastards without consulting the Faith. A major fan theory circulating for some time, which Elio and Linda support, is that rather than get an "annulment" from Elia, Rhaegar may have polygamously married Lyanna as a second wife.
Most famously, Aegon the Conqueror , who invaded and united the Seven Kingdoms and forged the Iron Throne , was simultaneously married to both of his sisters: Visenya and Rhaenys. The Faith of the Seven in Westeros strictly forbids both of these practices, and Aegon tacitly seemed to give the promise that the new Targaryen dynasty would stop following them.
Aegon's sons then tried to bring back incestuous marriages, leading to the Faith Militant uprising. More specifically, Aegon's younger son Maegor the Cruel , a brutal tyrant, also tried to bring back polygamy - the High Septon at the time wouldn't grant him an annulment, despite his wife being apparently barren, because she was the High Septon's own niece. Aegon's grandson Jaehaerys I Targaryen later negotiated peace in the realm, ending the uprisings, but the Targaryens were allowed to keep practicing incestuous marriages.
Polygamy, meanwhile, was never specifically outlawed, it just fell out of favor, as the Targaryens were wise enough not to antagonize the Faith again by taking multiple wives in contrast, they already had an incestuous bloodline, and who they subsequently married wouldn't change that - but they could chose not to take more than one wife.
The renown of Martell Cognacs spreads internationally and the first shipments arrive in China. Martell cognac is served at the coronation of King George V of England. Edouard Martell creates Martell Cordon Bleu , the first extra-old cognac to have its own name. It goes on to become a legendary cognac, an icon of Maison Martell. Martell cognac hits the headlines when cognac connoisseur and famous explorer Paul-Emile Victor takes eights cases with him on a polar expedition.
Martell launches Martell XO. Its power, intensity and distinctive arch-shaped bottle quickly make it a classic. Martell launches Martell Chanteloup Perspective , an ultra-prestige cognac that pays homage to generations of Martell Cellar Masters. Maison Martell celebrates its th anniversary at the Palace of Versailles, a symbol of French Art de Vivre, with guests from all over the world. The House has been a benefactor of the Palace of Versailles since Martell enriches its ultra-prestige range with the launch of the Single Estate collection, a tribute to the terroir of Cognac and the savoir-faire of its people.
Martell launches Cordon Bleu Extra , a homage to the legendary original with an especially generous proportion of very old Borderies spirits. The birth of a new classic. She was presented one of the Golden Boot Awards for her contributions to western television and cinema.
Donna Martell married professional football player  Gene Edgar Corso on June 27, ,  and they are parents to three children. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Donna Martell. Donna Martell in The Lineup.
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