After her walk of shame one would expect Cersei to be humbled and fade out of the picture, this is exactly why I don't think she will. Mace is going to challenge her for the regency and with her new toy Robert Strong at her side I think Cersei will win. A weak Mace Tyrell might be enough to push Randyl Tarly into Aegon's arms.
Before Robert's Rebellion house Baratheon's sigil was a crowned stag, they weren't the royal house nor were they historically kings. Is this an oversight or was there a reason they used a crowned stag?
This doesn't seem to be over by a long shot, I played some high school baseball for what it's worth and anytime you come near a guys face you're asking for trouble. I don't think what Kennedy did was intentional, but I don't have a problem with Greinke plunking Montero either. My issue is with Kennedy then going head hunting a second time at Greinke. Why do that? He should have expected some retaliation for hitting Puig in the face intentional or not, but let it end there. Now Puig has a shoulder injury and the Dodgers are saying this isn't over.
The Kandaq's were slave traders, but it would seem that they were on the lower end of families in the slave trade. I actually think the Shavepate is loyal, he's cold hearted and grimly realistic but he is loyal.
I have long believed that some of Aerys Kingsguard had enough of his atrocities and were already in the process of recognizing Rhaegar as their king. It's one way to explain why the were at the TOJ with Rhaegar and not in KL with Aerys. The KG duty is to protect the king not the crowned prince, no need for them to be there unless they viewed Rhaegar as king.
I think he knows, but the question of how he knows is another thing. I don't think Ned would have needed to tell Benjen the details, Benjen knows his brother and he knows his sister. It won't be something that's hard to surmise in his position.
The disease is treatable in children, but a death sentence in adults (the wildlings believe it's a death sentence in everyone). It can be slowed with limes and vinegar but not cured. Jon Connington uses wine after he retakes Griffin's Roast to help slow it's progression as well.
There has been a female heir to the Iron throne before in Rhaenyra Targaryen, she was molded for leadership by her father Viserys I. This would suggest that she would have ruled in her own right or at least have significant say so in the rule of the kingdoms.