The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince CaspianEdit
Usurping the ThroneEdit
Miraz was the younger brother of Caspian IX, the king of Telmarine-Narnia and father of Caspian X. Miraz murdered his brother to take control of the throne. He let his nephew live because at the time, he had no heir himself.
He had Caspian's Nurse|a nurse raise Caspian in his early years, but dismissed her because Caspian unwittingly told him she was telling him stories of Narnia before the Telmarines invaded the country. He had a doctor named Doctor Cornelius teach Caspian from that point on. What Miraz didn't know was that Cornelius was actually half-dwarf, and was also telling Caspian about the Old days of Narnia.
Narnia Revolution Edit
Miraz's wife, Queen Prunaprismia, eventually gave birth to a son when Caspian was a young man. No longer needing Caspian, he planned to have him killed. But Caspian had been warned about this by Dr.Cornelius and fled for his life. While on the run, he met with the Old Narnians and promised to lead them in an attempt to overthrow Miraz and the Telmarine dynasty. Miraz learned of this, and sent armies forth to quell his nephew and his army of Old Narnians during their revolution. During this time, the four Pevensies returned to Narnia (due to Caspian blowing Susan's Horn), and they allied with Caspian. Miraz's dueled against Peter Pevensie before the Second Battle of Beruna. During this time, one of his own lords, Sopespian, stealthily stabbed him in the back with an arrow and blamed it on the Narnians. The battle that followed resulted in the fall of the Telmarine dynasty.
Miraz was a proud man, though he was also cruel and evil. He was willing to betray and kill his own brother to take the throne, and was only willing to let Caspian take his place as king as long as he had no other heir.