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Sir Thomas More Characters

Earl of Shrewsbury

The Earl of Shrewsbury is a member of the King’s Council who grows worried at the rising temper of Londoners against the foreigners. 

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Earl of Surrey

The Earl of Surrey is the youngest member of the King’s Council, and the first to think of More as a man who might be able to help quell the riot. 

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Sir Roger Cholmley

Sir Roger Cholmley is a bold man, willing to tell his superiors to their faces that he believes they are at fault in not telling the King what is going on in the land, particularly in regard to the foreigners. 

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Sir Thomas More

Sir Thomas More is an honest, kind and witty man who rises from being a Sheriff of London to Lord High Chancellor (the highest post in the kingdom) before being sent to jail and executed for obeying his conscience rather than the King. 

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First Sheriff

The First Sheriff is Thomas More’s fellow officer of the law. He is present at the Lifter’s trial. 

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Second Sheriff

The Second Sheriff is part of More’s escort to the scaffold, and wishes he did not have that duty, as he both likes and respects the condemned man. 

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Sergeant at Arms

The Sergeant at Arms is sent to offer the mob the King’s mercy on condition they cease and desist immediately; unfortunately, he comments aloud on their simple-mindedness and merely enrages them further.

Clerk of the Council

The Clerk of the Council attends the council meetings to take notes and provide for the Lords what they need as they deliberate.

Roper

Roper is Sir Thomas’s son-in-law. He is highly obedient to his father-in-law, and tries to shield his mother-in-law from worries. 

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John Lincoln

John Lincoln is a hot-tempered Londoner growing more and more discontented with the abuses of the foreigners. 

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George Betts

George Betts is the hot-tempered friend of John Lincoln who encourages him to beat up foreigners who are found acting badly in the streets. 

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Smart

Smart [mute role] is a rich man who has had his purse, which contained a great deal of money, stolen from him by Lifter. He has him arrested and brought to trial.

Harry

Harry is an apprentice, a quarrelsome teenager who enjoys the opportunity of getting in a scrap and beating up schoolmasters and students. 

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Robin

Robin is an apprentice, a quarrelsome teenager who likes his drink and the opportunity of getting in a scrap and beating up schoolmasters and students. 

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Kit

Kit is an apprentice, a quarrelsome teenager who enjoys fighting with others, whether with a large stick or with swords. 

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Faulkner

Faulkner, servant to Morris, is a long-haired lout with little respect for high-placed members of society. 

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Catesby

Catesby is More’s steward, and is among the first to hear the news of his condemnation. 

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Downes

Downes is a high-ranked officer who is sent along with Surrey and Shrewsbury to arrest More and take him to the Tower if he refuses to sign the King’s orders.

Giles

Giles the Porter guards More’s door. Emotional and given to swearing, he admires More for his honesty and refusal to take bribes, even though it left him penniless.

Lieutenant of the Tower

The Lieutenant of the Tower is in charge of all prisoners brought to the Tower. 

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First Warder of the Tower

The First Warder helps guard the way as More is brought to jail. He is not entirely certain of how things are progressing.

Second Warder of the Tower

The Second Warder is a fan of More’s, but is also aware that he has lost all of his power.

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Third Warder of the Tower

The Third Warder is concerned about the size of the crowds lining the way that More is brought to prison.

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Gentleman Porter of the Tower

The Gentleman Porter guards the gate of the Tower of London; as part of the perks of his job, he is allowed to take the prisoners’ rich coats from them for his own use.

First Officer

The First Officer is sent to remind the citizens of London to be on guard at the time of the rioters’ execution, to prevent further disturbances.

Second Officer

The Second Officer is escorting the rioters to their execution and goes ahead to warn the Sheriff that due to the large crowds they’ll be a bit late. 

Lady More

Lady More is Sir Thomas’s wife. Much less well educated than any other member of her family, she cannot speak Latin, leaving her husband able to shut her out from conversation when he thinks she is talking too much. 

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Roper’s Wife

Roper’s Wife is Sir Thomas’s daughter, who suffers from a terrible premonitory nightmare the night before More’s disgrace. 

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Daughter to More

Daughter to More is Sir Thomas’s second child. She is horrified at the idea of her father being executed and with her mother and sister unsuccessfully attempts to move him to change his mind.

Servant to More

A Servant is one of More’s servants, and comes to tell him when people wish to speak to him, be they actors or peers of the realm. 

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Doll Williamson

Doll Williamson is a good-looking, high-tempered, not-at-all-shy London woman who does not take kindly to being manhandled by a Frenchman. 

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A Poor Woman

A Poor Woman has been fighting a lawsuit in the court for two years now, and Thomas More is the one with all the evidence in hand to help her win her case.

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Player of Inclination the Vice

Player of Inclination the Vice is one of the actors. He offers Sir Thomas a choice of plays to hear at his feast for the Lord Mayor and the Aldermen. 

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Player of Wit

Player of Wit is an actor who plays the leading role in The Marriage of Wit and Wisdom

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Player of Prologue

The Player of Prologue is one of the actors who plays for More. He is deeply impressed by More’s generosity.

Player of Lady Vanity

Player of Lady Vanity is the boy actor in the company of players, and as the only one is charged with playing every female role in their repertoire.

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