Characters By Chapter
Remy Hale
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1Edward I King of England.
 William EwartGladstoneFormer Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
 HenryTarrantA young police constable.
 HenryBurtonOne of the policemen.
 WilliamWardOne of the policemen.
 CharlesDickensAn English writer and social critic.
 GeorgeMerrettA stoker at the Red Lion Brewery.
 Eliza George Merrett's wife.
 Clare George and Eliza's daughter.
 GustavoDoreAn illustrator.
 Frederick George and Eliza's son. aka: Freddy.
 WilliamMinorA former army surgeon.
 JohnRuskinThe leading English art critic of the Victorian era.
 Mrs.FisherWilliam Minor's landlady.
  WilliamsonA Scotland Yard detective.
 WilliamDennisEmployed at London Bethlehem Hospital for the Insane.
 GeorgeMinorWilliam Minor's stepbrother.
 RobertPeelFormer Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
 JohnDrydenAn English poet, literary critic, translator, and playwright.
 HenryFowlerAn English schoolmaster, lexicographer and commentator.
 G. BernardShawAn Irish playwright, critic, polemicist and political activist.
 Dorothy L.SayersAn English crime writer and poet.
 JamesMurrayA Scottish lexicographer and philologist.
 Elizabeth James Murray's granddaughter.
 Mary James Murray's mother.
 NapoleonBonaparteA French statesman and military leader.
 Theodored' AubignéA French poet, soldier, propagandist and chronicler.
 MaggieScottA music teacher. James Murray's wife.
 Anna James and Maggie Murray's daughter.
 Alexander MelvilleBellA teacher and researcher. Alexander Graham Bell's father.
 Alexander GrahamBellA man who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone.
 AdaRuthvenJames Murray's second wife.
 Alexandervon HumboldtA German polymath, geographer, naturalist, and explorer.
 CharlotteBrontëAn English novelist and poet.
 AlexanderEllisA Trinity College, Cambridge mathematician.
 HenrySweetA phonetician.
 RexHarrisonAn English actor of stage and screen.
 FrederickFurnivallThe secretary of the Philological Society.
 AlfredTennyson1st Baron Tennyson was a British poet.
 CharlesKingsleyA University professor.
 WilliamMorrisA British textile designer, poet, novelist, translator and activist.
 FrederickDeliusA Yorkshire-born composer.
 KennethGrahameA British writer.
 HenryLiddellVice-Chancellor of Oxford University.
 Alice Henry Liddell's daughter.
 Charles L.DodgsonAn English writer. Pen name is Lewis Carroll.
 MaxMillerAn English comedian.
 WilliamStubbsAn English historian and Anglican bishop.
 Edwin H.PalmerA theologian, scholar, teacher, and pastor.
 JamesSewellThe warden of a New College.
 RichardBurtonA Welsh actor.
 RobertScottA Royal Navy officer and explorer.
 HoraceWalpoleAn English writer, art historian, man of letters.
 Thomas James Murray's father.
 Eastman StrongMinorWilliam Minor's father.
 Lucy BaileyMinorWilliam Minor's mother.
 ThomasMinorAn early colonial New England diarist.
 GracePalmerThomas Minor's wife.
 Judith M.TaylorEastman Minor 2nd wife.
 LucyMinor 2William Minor's sister.
 Thomas T.MinorEastman and Judith Taylor Minor's son.
 G. MorrisHallerWilliam Minor's friend.
 Alfred 1 William Minor's uncle.
 AbrahamLincoln16th U.S. President.
 Dr.AbbottEmployed at an Army divisonal hospital in Alexandria.
 Ulysses S.Grant18th U.S. President.
 JeffersonDavisFormer President of the Confederate States.
 Robert E.LeeAmerican-Confederate general.
 MartinKusterOne of William Minor's patient.
 JamesDanaAn American geologist, mineralogist, volcanologist, and zoologist.
 CharlesNicholsThe superintendent of the government hospital for the insane.
 EzraPoundAn expatriate American poet and critic.
 JohnHinckleyAmerican criminal who attempted to assassinate Pres. Reagan.
 RonaldReagan40th U.S. President.
 Alfred 2 William Minor's brother.
 RichardTrenchAnglican archbishop and poet.
 GuyFawkesA member of a group of provincial English Catholics.
 WilliamShakespeareAn English playwright, poet, and actor.
 MartinFrobisherAn English seaman and privateer.
 FrancisDrakeAn English naval officer.
 WalterRaleighAn English writer, poet, soldier, politician, spy and explorer.
 FrancisBaconAn English philosopher and statesman.
 EdmundSpenserAn English poet.
 ChristopherMarloweAn English playwright, poet and translator of the Elizabethan era.
 ThomasNasheAn Elizabethan playwright, poet, and a significant pamphleteer.
 JohnDonneAn English poet, scholar, and soldier.
 BenJonsonAn English playwright and poet.
 IzaakWaltonAn English writer.
 ThomasCooperAn American economist.
 ThomasWilsonAn American actor, writer, artist, musician and podcaster.
 Mrs.CooperThomas Cooper's wife.
 ThomasElyotAn English diplomat and scholar.
 JohnWithalsEnglish lexicographer.
 JohnWebsterAn English Jacobean dramatist.
 RobertCawdreyAn English clergyman.
 HenryCockeramAn English lexicographer.
 ThomasBlountFormer U.S. Representative.
 CardinalRichelieuFormer Chief minister of France.
 NathanBaileyAn English philologist and lexicographer.
 TobiasSmollettA Scottish poet and author.
 SamuelJohnsonAn English writer.
 JosephAddisonAn English essayist, poet, playwright and politician.
 AlexanderPopeOne of the greatest English poet.
 DanielDefoeAn English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer and spy.
 JonathanSwiftAn Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer, and poet.
 Philip DormeStanhopeA British statesman, diplomat, man of letters as Lord Chesterfield.
 Voltaire A French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher.
 Philip Lord Chesterfield's son.
 PhilipSidneyAn English poet, courtier, scholar and soldier.
 GeoffreyChaucerAn English poet and author.
 Thomas B.MacaulayFormer British Secretary at War.
 RobertBurchfieldA lexicographer, scholar, and writer.
 HerbertColeridgeThe first editor of Oxford English Dictionary.
 JohnMiltonAn English poet.
 Henry AustinBruce1st Baron Aberdare, was a British Liberal Party politician.
 WilliamOrangeKing of England.
 JoshuaJebbA Royal Engineer and British Surveyor-General of convict prisons.
 WilliamCaxtonThe first person to introduce a printing press into England.
 EdmundBurkeAn Anglo-Irish statesman and philosopher.
 Hazlett A musical artist.
 Jacquesdu BoscqThe author of The Accomplish'd Woman.
 FranciscusJuniusAn art historian.
 ThomasHerbert1st Baronet, was an English traveler and historian.
 Fernãode CastanhedaA Portuguese historian.
 AndrewUreA Scottish physician, founder of the Andersonian Institution.
 JoshuaReynoldsAn English painter.
 GervaseMarkhamAn English poet and writer.
 UriahHeepAn English rock band.
 Queen Victoria Former Queen of the United Kingdom.
 Frederick T.ElworthyAn English philologist and antiquary.
 Rev. B.W.SmithA musical artist.
 Henry HucksGibbs1st Baron Aldenham, was a British banker and businessman.
 RussellMartineauAn Hebraist and librarian.
 FitzedwardHallAn American Orientalist, and philologist.
 TheodorGoldstiickerA professor of Sanskrit at University College London.
 FrancisBaconServed as Attorney General and the Lord Chancellor of England.
 GeorgeCurzonFormer Viceroy of India.
 HaydenChurchA journalist.
 HenryBradleyThe editor-in-chief of now known as the Oxford English Dictionary.
 K.M.ElisabethMurrayAn English biographer and educationist.
 JonathonGreenAn English lexicographer of slang and writer.
 ElizabethKnowlesAn experienced lexicographer and quotation dictionary compiler.
 FrancisBrowneA distinguished Irish Jesuit and a prolific photographer.
 JustinWinsorAn American writer, librarian, and historian.
 Dr.NicholsonDr. Minor's friend.
 Doctor BraynA martinet. He replaced the position of Dr. Nicholson.
 RichardDaddAn English painter of the Victorian era.
 ColemanHughesAn American writer.
 Dr.BakerOne of the doctors who assisted Dr. Minor.
 Dr.NoottOne of the doctors who assisted Dr. Minor.
  HartfieldA hospital attendant.
 ThomasHuxleyAn English biologist and anthropologist.
 George V Former King of the United Kingdom.
 Herbert HenryAsquithFormer Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
 WinstonChurchillFormer Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
 Boer A former prisoner of wars.
 Dr.DavidianA psychiatrist.
 Philippe PinelA French physician.
 EmilKraepelinA German psychiatrist.
 EdwardMinorWilliam Minor's nephew.
 Dr.DuvalA doctor who approved for Dr. Minor's released from the hospital.
 Henry LouisMenckenAmerican journalist, essayist, satirist, cultural critic, and scholar.
 Henry W.LongfellowAn American poet and educator.
 George Jr. Eliza and George Merrett's son.
The Professor and the Madman suggested by Elizabeth Robinson