-Characters are sorted into broad categories representing general storylines. There are also magic storylines and others not shown. If you want someone with low complexity, please let the GM know.
– A strike-through: e.g. Henry, indicates the character is unavailable or reserved.
Cardinal Wolsey – Former #2 to Henry. Out of favor. Scrambling for benefits.
Thomas Cromwell – Henry’s #2. Pushes the reformation. Solving mysteries.
Norfolk (Thomas Howard) – Anne Boleyn’s politically manipulative uncle. A Queenmaker.
George Boleyn – Anne Boleyn’s loyal younger brother.
Charles Brandon – King’s brother-in-law. His-held Royal Seal goes on every Parliament bill.
Stephen Gardinier – Priest and Attorney. Clerk of Commons (Procedure).
(Sir) John Shelton – High Sheriff (Serjeant at Arms for Commons-security during debates)
(Baron) Richard Rich – Speaker for Parliament. Rich as Croesus.
Tom Wyatt – Poet, Humanist and member of Parliament. World-traveler.
(King) Henry VIII – Mercurial King (Not in Parliament). Everyone plays for the King.
Jane Seymour – Rich lady in waiting to Queen Katherine with political influence. (Controls a vote in Parliament).
Edward Seymour – Jane Seymour’s brother. High Treasurer. Knows where the money goes.
Philosophers, Theists, and Scholars (5)
Thomas Cranmer – Archbishop of Canterbury. Eager to serve.
Desiderius Erasmus – Highly respected calm and patient Humanist philosopher.
Thomas Cromwell – (see Political)
Thomas More – Humanist philosopher. In Parliament. Former close ally of the King.
Hans Holbein – The famous, slightly mad artiste extraordinaire. From Germany.
Love and Politics of Marriage (9)
Katherine of Aragorn – Spanish Queen of England. Trying to produce a male heir. Has a daughter.
Mary Boleyn – Former mistress to the King.
Mark Smeaton – Talented poet and musician. Manic-depressive.
George Boleyn – (see Political)
Mary “Madge” Shelton – Inventive former mistress of the King.
Princess Mary – Precocious daughter of the King.
Cat Howard – Silly girl who loves love. Norfolk’s niece.
(King) Henry VIII – (see Political).
Anne Boleyn – The King’s current favorite. Sophisticated.
Mary Tudor – Wife of Charles Brandon and former Queen of France; Henry’s sister.
Eustace Chapuys – Imperial Envoy for the Holy Roman Empire, friend of the Queen.
Charles de Solier – Imperial Envoy from France, England’s frenemy.