King John



Characters


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Role Summary
ArthurArthur (hist) is a child, the nephew of the king in King John. He persuades Hubert not to put out his eyes, but dies in an attempt to escape captivity.
BlanchBlanche (hist) is the king's niece in King John, married (by arrangement among the kings, to seal an alliance) to the Dauphin.
Cardinal PandulphCardinal Pandulph (hist) is the Papal legate in King John. He incites the Dauphin against John, but later tries to placate him.
ChatillonChatillion is an ambassador from France to England in King John.
ConstanceConstance (hist) is Arthur's mother in King John: a fierce advocate for her son's right to the English throne.
English HeraldTwo Heralds one French, one English, claim victory before the walls of Angers in King John. Neither of them persuades Hubert.
EssexThe Earl of Essex (hist) is a minor character in King John.
FaulconbridgeRobert Faulconbridge (fict) is the legitimate brother of the bastard in King John. He inherits his father's property.
First Citizen (4)
First Executioner
French HeraldTwo Heralds one French, one English, claim victory before the walls of Angers in King John. Neither of them persuades Hubert.
Hubert de BurghHubert (hist) is a henchman of the king in King John. He resolves to put out Arthur's eyes, on John's orders, but eventually relents.
James GurneyJames Gurney (fict) is a servant of Lady Faulconbridge, in King John.
King John (character)King John (hist) is the title character of King John: a king whose throne is under threat from the claim of his young nephew, Arthur.
King PhillipKing Philip of France (hist) allies himself with Constance in support of Arthur's claim, but later makes peace with John in King John.
Lady FaulconbridgeLady Faulconbridge (hist) confesses to her son, the Bastard, that Richard the Lionheart, and not her husband, was his true father, in King John.
LewisLewis (hist) is the Dauphin in King John. He marries John's niece, Blanche, to cement an alliance with England. Later he leads forces against John.
Lord BigotLord Bigot, together with Salisbury and Pembroke, fear for the life of young Arthur, and later discover his body, in King John.
LymogesLimoges (hist) is the Duke of Austria in King John. He is intimidated - and eventually beheaded in battle - by the Bastard.
MelunMelun (hist) is a French lord who fights for the Dauphin's party, in King John.
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PembrokeThe Earl of Pembroke (hist), together with Salisbury and Bigot, fear for the life of young Arthur, and later discover his body, in King John.
Peter of PomfretPeter of Pomfret is a prophet in King John. John orders his hanging upon hearing he has predicted that John will yield up his crown.
Philip the BastardPhilip (the Bastard) Faulconbridge (fict) is a central character in King John, the bravest and most articulate of John's supporters.
Prince HenryPrince Henry (hist) appears towards the end of King John, as successor to the title character.
Queen ElinorQueen Eleanor (hist) is the mother of John in King John. She takes a liking to Philip the Bastard, and recruits him to John's court.
SalisburyThe Earl of Salisbury (hist) delivers bad news to Constance, in King John.


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