The assassination was orchestrated by Petyr Baelish and Olenna Tyrell. Mere hours after their wedding ceremony in the Great Sept of Baelor , Joffrey died due to drinking from a poisoned cup of wine. As a result, Tyrion Lannister was arrested for the murder, and Sansa Stark was accused of being his accomplice. With House Lannister standing triumphant over its enemies after the Battle of the Blackwater and the Red Wedding , Joffrey is to cement his family's victory by marrying Margaery Tyrell , securing the support of the powerful House Tyrell. The marriage ceremony is conducted by the High Septon at the Great Sept of Baelor , as befits a royal wedding.
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The Lion and the Rose
Martin as the authorial equivalent of an abusive spouse. Even when he gives you the very thing you desperately desire, he spoils matters by destroying something else you love. So I have no idea if Tyrion was, in fact, responsible for killing Joffrey, but it strikes me as highly unlikely.
Well, it finally happened! How did it happen? Who did it? This week's act of killing the child King is, for all intents and purposes, a terrific example of the underhanded double-speak and behind-closed-doors deals which fuel the complicated world of Westeros. The plan for the Purple Wedding ultimately began in season 2, was confirmed in season 3, then put in to motion in season 4.