Who was the best king until now?
My pick - Jaehaerys the Conciliator. AKA the Old King.
- He quelled the Faith Militant Uprising after the previous king, Maegor the Cruel killed thousands of them and made the situation nearly impossible to settle.
- At the same time he took away their power and their ability to conduct trials.
- He abolished the First Night.
- Built the Kingsroad.
- Brokered peace between the Blackwoods and the Brackens for 50 years.
- Ruled for 50 prosperous years in which there were no rebellions.
I doubt any other king has done half as good.