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Character Summary

MAJOR CHARACTERS
 
EDWARD VI: Son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour, half-brother to Elizabeth I and Mary Tudor
 
TOM CANTY: a pauper boy
 
JOHN CANTY (LATER JOHN HOBBS): Tom’s father, who is a thief
 
MRS. CANTY: Tom’s good-hearted mother
 
NAN: Tom’s fifteen year old sister
 
BET: Nan’s twin sister
 
HENRY VIII: father of Edward VI
 
LADY JANE GREY: Prince Edward’s cousin
 
EARL OF HERTFORD: The prince’s uncle, Lord Protector.
 
LADY ELIZABETH: Edward’s half-sister.
 
MILES HENDON: a knight who has returned to England who becomes a protector of Prince Edward
 
HUGH HENDON: Miles’ other brother, who is a bad apple
 
EDITH: a woman Miles’ loved that marries his brother
 
HUMPHREY MARLOW, JR.: Edward’s whipping boy
 
HUGO: a young boy who is a thief and beggar
 
THE RUFFLER: leader of the gang
 
 
OTHER CHARACTERS
 
MARY TUDOR: eldest half-sister of Edward VI
 
FATHER ANDREW: a former priest who befriends the Canty children.
 
GRANDMOTHER CANTY: mother of John Canty
 
ST. JOHN: another official of the court
 
DUKE OF NORFOLK: a prisoner who Henry VIII wants executed
 
LORD CHANCELLOR: a government official
 
ARTHUR HENDON: Miles’ elder brother
 
SIR RICHARD HENDON: Miles’ father
 
YOKEL: a former farmer now in the Ruffler’s gang.
 
MARGERY and PRISSY: two little girls who help Edward
 
THE HERMIT: a hermit who claims he is an archangel
 
THE JUDGE: a good hearted man who shows mercy to Edward
 
THE CONSTABLE: a man whose corruption is helpful
 
THE WOMAN WITH THE PIG: a woman who accuses Edward of stealing her package
 
BLAKE ANDREWS: an old Hendon servant
 
SIR HUMPHREY MARLOW: father of whipping boy and an old friend of Sir Richard Hendon
 
WIDOW FARM WOMAN: mother of Prissy and Margery

Mark Twain