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Abney, Joseph, a tyro magician.
Absalom, Gregory, 16th century magician.
Absalom, Maria, daughter of Gregory Absalom.
Addington, Henry see Lord Sidmouth.
Albrizzi, Countess, a clever lady of rank in Venice.
Alexander I, Emperor of Russia.
Alrinach, a she-demon.
Alwen, an old servant of the Woodhope family
Arimathea, Joseph of, an early magician in England (pre-dating the Raven King).
Aubrey, Mr, former member of the Learned Society of Manchester Magicians.
Austin, Robert, senior footman to Sir Walter Pole.
Ayrton, John, a captain of dragoons


Baillie, Dr., a Scotsman, Physician Extraordinary to his Majesty King George III
Baines, Hector, a naval hero.
Barbatus, Henry, eldest son of the Earl of Wharfdale.
Barbatus, Robert, a traitor to the King.
Barry, Captain, an officer of the Navy.
Basque sailor, The, a survivor of the Great Armada.
Black, Stephen, servant of Sir Walter Pole, protégé of the gentleman with the thistle-down hair; later, the ruler of Lost-hope.
Black Joan, the mother of John Childermass.
The Black King, one of the names of John Uskglass.
Blackmore, Piers see Pretenders.
Blake, Mrs, a lady who is companion to Mrs Lennox.
Bloodworth, Simon, a foolish magician of Bradford on Avon.
Boot, Jack, servant of Mr Green.
Brandy, Mrs, a grocer's widow in love with Stephen Black.
Briscall,Mr, a clergyman.
Buckler, a fairy who offers himself as servant to one Simon Bloodworth, a magician.
Bullbridge, Farmer, a kindly man who succours Jeremy Johns in his distress.
Bullbridge, John, a labourer who unwittingly sees Mrs Strange being ravished away into Faerie.
Bullworth, Maria, victim of Christopher Drawlight's schemes.
Byron, George Gordon, 6th Baron Byron, an English peer travelling on the Continent.


Caesar, Gaius Julius
Canning, George, Foreign Secretary.
Castlereagh, Lord see Stewart, Robert, Viscount Castlereagh
Charles, servant to John Segundus.
Chaston, Richard, author and commentator on the nature of fairies.
Chesterfield, Duffy of, a mad child befriended by a fairy in the 14th century.
Childermass, John, servant of Gilbert Norrell.
Church, Elizabeth, a cousin of Mrs Bullworth
Clairmont, Claire, a friend of Lord Byron's.
Clarence, Duke of, the third son of George III, a man fond of stroking ladies' hands.
Clarke, Susanna, chronicler of the glorious Revival of English Magic.
Col Tom Blue, fairy-servant of Ralph Stokesey.
Cold Henry, a fairy prince.
Cruikshank, George, a caricaturist.


Davies, Scrope, a rakehelly gambler.
de Chepe, Walter, 13th century magician.
de Cotentin, Hubert, enemy of the Uskglass family.
de Snitton, Joscelin, a 13th century magician, a shape-changer.
de Walbrook, Cecily, a nobleman's lady of the 13th century.
Delgado, Mrs, a mad old lady in Venice.
Denby, Pearson, American trapper.
Dick-come-Tuesday, fairy-servant to Thomas Godbless.
Doncaster, Master of, an Aureate magician whose identity is unknown, suspected by some to be Uskglass himself.
Drawlight, Christopher, a rascal, a man about town who forces an acquaintance with Norrell on the latter's first arriving in London: later murdered.
Dreamditch, a magician employed by the stepmother of Mrs Wintertowne.
Duffy, a mad boy befriended by a fairy in the fourteenth century.
Duncombe, Susan, a mercenary young jilt.
Dundale, Thomas of, the Raven King's first human servant.
Dymoke, Robert, a 12th-century magician cursed by a fairy.


Edgeworth, Mrs, a lady given to writing novels
Egyptian, Mr Strange's favourite horse in the Peninsula.
Emerson, servant to Mr Lascelles.
Erquistoune, name of the family of Jonathan Strange's mother.


Fairwood, Thomas, a fairy, the father of Alessandro Simonelli
Fallowthought, a minor fairy-servant of Martin Pale.
Fellowes, servant to Mrs Lennox.
Findhelm, Robert, a farmer: last possessor of The Book of Magic.
Firenze, - not perhaps strictly a person, but the favourite horse of Stephen Black.
Fisher-Drake, Rowley, a foolish Member of Parliament.
Forcalquier, M'sieur, apprentice to M'sieur Minervois.
Ford, Margaret, a woman who finds a magic ring and uses it maliciously.
Foxcastle, Dr. President of the Learned Society of York Magicians.


Gatcombe, Mr, a wealthy brewer from Nottinghamshire.
The gentleman with the thistle-down hair, fairy ruler of Lost-hope, a kingdom in Faerie.
Geoffrey, footman to Sir Walter Pole.
George III, King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, insane during the Revival.
George IV, The Prince Regent, ruler in place of his father King George III during the Revival; later King.
Gilbey, Captain, a young officer of the Royal Navy.
Glovemaker's Child, The, see Newcastle glovemaker's daughter
Godbless, Thomas, a twelfth-century magician from Nottinghamshire.
Godesdone, Mrs, hostess at Mr Norrell's first London soiree
Goubert, Nicholas, a 16th. century magician.
Goya, Francisco, a Spanish artist.
Grant, Colqhoun, an officer of the 11th Foot.
Gray, Coleman, fairy-servant to Meraud.
Gray, Miss, a young and wealthy heiress devoted to the study of magic.
Green, Mr, a young man who makes several attempts to buy Jonathan Strange's book.
Greysteel, can refer to Dr Greysteel, a retired physician, head of an English family Strange meets in Italy.
Antoinette Greysteel, a French lady now deceased, formerly Dr Greysteel's wife and mother of his daughter;
Flora Greysteel, his daughter;
or Louisa Greysteel, his sister


Hadley-Bright, William, a young gentleman whom Strange accepts as a pupil.
Harcourt-Bruce, Captain, of the 20th Light Dragoons
Hart or Hunt, member of the Learned Society of York Magicians.
Haverhill, Mrs Bullworth's maid.
Haythornthwaite, Gilbert Norrell's wealthy uncle.
Heath, Robert, a deserter.
Henry I, King of England, defeated in battle by John Uskglass in 1111 and deprived of the northern part of his kingdom.
Hether-Gray, Charles, author of The Anatomy of a Minotaur
Hickman, Thaddeus, theoretical magician and author of a life of Martin Pale.
Hollyshoes, John, a fairy ruler in the early 16th century.
Honeyfoot, can refer to Mr Honeyfoot, member of the Learned Society of York Magicians;
Mrs Honeyfoot, his wife;
Miss Honeyfoot, his elder daughter;
or Jane Honeyfoot, his younger daughter.
Hookham-Nix, Miss
, the subject of a particularly ungentlemanly wager.
Horrocks, Mr, First Secretary to the Admiralty in December 1807.
Hughes, Janet, maid to Mrs Strange.
Hurst, Captain, an unfortunate young man once engaged to a Miss Duncombe; later ruined by Christopher Drawlight.
Hyde, John, a country neighbour of Jonathan Strange.


Ingham, Loveday, a Cambridge magician of the 15th century.
Ink-seller, The, a harmless street-trader.


Jenkinson, Robert Banks, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, see Lord Liverpool
Jenny, an old maidservant.
John, a waiter at the Bedford coffee-house.
Johns, Jeremy, servant to Jonathan Strange.
Johnson, Joseph, a black sailor wearing a ship on his hat.


Ker, John, 3rd Duke of Roxburghe see Roxburghe, Duke of
Knight, Mr, a gentleman who establishes a school of magic in Henrietta-street.


Lady of the Castle of the Plucked Eye and Heart, entraps Henry Lascelles.
Lanchester, Thomas, author of a magical treatise,The Language of Birds
Lanchester, William of, seneschal of John Uskglass
Lascelles, Henry, adviser to Gilbert Norrell.
Lawrence, Thomas, a painter
Lennox, Mrs, a benevolent lady, owner of Starecross Hall.
Levy, Tom, a pupil of Jonathan Strange.
Little-man-talks-too-much, see Heath, Robert.
Littleworth, Mrs, a fashionable lady.
Liverpool, Lord, Prime Minister of Great Britain.
Longman, Thomas Norton, a publisher in London, second publisher of The Friends of English Magic.
Longridge, John, cook to the household of Sir Walter Pole.
Loveday, Sir see Snitton, Joscelin de
Lucifer, arch-ruler of Hell and king of the demons


Man-afraid-of-the-Water, a Lakota chief known to Pearson Denby
Manningham, Colonel.
Marston, Frederick, a thaumatomane
Marston, Gilles de, magician and author.
Mary, a maidservant to Mr Strange
Merlin, a magician in Britain sometime before 1100; also a nickname of Jonathan Strange.
Meraud, a 12th century magician from Cornwall and author of the Meraudian Heresy.
Minichello, is a servant at the house the Greysteels rent in Padua.
Minervois, M'sieur, engraver for Jonathan Strange's The History and Practice of English Magic.
Munday, Valentine, a magio-historian.
Murray, General, Lord Wellington's quartermaster-general.
Murray, John, a publisher.


Napoleon, a Corsican, later Emperor of France.
Newcastle glovemaker's daughter, a child who in the 17th century allegedly saw John Uskglass.
Norrell, Gilbert, the First Magician of the Revival.


Oakley, Martin, a witness to the abduction of Mrs Strange.
Ormskirk, Paris, a schoolteacher and magician.
Ormskirk, Mrs, unhappy wife to the above.


Pale, Martin, last of the Aureate magicians.
Palgrave, Mr, an elderly gentleman of Twickenham.
Pampisford, Lady Pole's maid.
Pantler, William, 18th century theoretical magician and author, participant in the Pevensey debate.
Perceval, Spencer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Perroquet, servant of Admiral Desmoulins of the French Navy.
Pevensey, Francis, a person of indeterminate sex associated with the great Dr. Pale
Pharaoh, Jack see Pretenders
Pink, Mr, commercial traveller for a button company.
Pleasance, Mrs Hettie, a landlady in York
Pole, Lady, the wife of Sir Walter Pole.
Pole, Walter, an English Minister heavily involved in the Revival of English Magic.
Pole, William, grandfather of Sir Walter Pole.
Polidori, John William, a physician who accompanied Lord Byronto the continent.
Pontifex, Hugh, an author of a book of magic.
Porkiss, Peter, a cowan.
Portishead, Lord, a wealthy nobleman with an interest in magic.
Prideaux, Mr, an hotelier.
Prothero, Dr, a scheming, drunken don, the jealous enemy of Rev. Alessandro Simonelli
Pseudo-Master of Doncaster, The, see Doncaster, Master of
Purfois, Henry, a pupil of Jonathan Strange.


Quaker girl of Stamford, The - a case of spontaneous magic.


Raven King, The, see John Uskglass.
Reader of the King's Letters, an unnamed man from Bretton, Derbyshire; the last man able to read the King's Letters.
Redeshawe, Mr, a gentleman from Halifax.
Redmond, Mrs, a clergyman's wife.
Redruth, a family, especially the magicians Miss Redruth and her three brothers.
Robinson, Mr, an attorney acting for Mr Norrell.
Rowlandson, Thomas, a drawer of caricatures.
Roxburghe, Duke of, a famous and noble bibliophile.
Russinol, Piers, a writer on magic, author of Seven Doors and Forty-two Keys.


Saornil, Jeronimo, a Spanish patriot, leader of a 'guerrilla' band.
Sanschaussures, Davey see Pretenders.
Segundus, John, a theoretical magician, friend to Jonathan Strange.
Shelley, Mary, author of Frankenstein and wife of Percy Bysshe Shelley.
Shelley, Percy, a poet, son of Sir Timothy Shelley, M.P.
Sidmouth, Lord, or Henry Addington.
Simonelli, Alessandro, a mortal who became a ruler in Faerie.
Smith, Toby, a shopman to Mrs Brandy
Southwell, Sir James, father of Maria Bullworth.
Starhouse, Jack, a coachman accused by his master of being a fairy.
Starling, a good, quiet horse: see also John Uskglass (Trivia)
Stephen, a twelfth-century king.
Stewart, Robert, also called
Lord Castlereagh.
Stewart, William, a general under Lord Wellington.
Stokesey, Ralph, an Aureate magician from Exeter.
Strange, Arabella, wife to the magician Jonathan Strange.
Strange, Jonathan, the Second Magician of the Revival.
Strange, Laurence, father of the above Jonathan Strange.


Tantony, Mr, partner of Mr Gatcombe in his brewing enterprise, and enthusiast for magic.
Thoroughgood, Mr, a bookseller of Coffee-yard in York.
Thorpe, William, fifteenth-century magician and author (with Col Tom Blue) of Mirrour of the Lyf of Ralph Stokesie.
Tobias, Jane, a governess
Tomkins, Mariah, a hasty-tempered woman of Pepper-street.
Torel, Donata, daughter of Hugh Torel.
Torel, Hugh, twelfth-century Master of Nottingham.
Tosetti, Signor, a lawyer of Venice.
Tubbs, Mr, a deluded gentleman of Nottinghamshire


Upchurch, John, shopman to Mrs Brandy.
Uskglass, John, the Raven King.
Uskglass, John (elder), the supposed father of the Raven King.


Verrio, Antonio, a Neapolitan painter.
Vinculus, a street sorcerer.


Wallis, Mr Lascelles's valet.
Waterbury, John, the nobleman otherwise known as Lord Portishead.
Waters, the coachman of Mr Honeyfoot.
Watershippe, Peter, 15th century author and magician
Watkins, Sophronia, a young lady courted by Henry Woodhope.
Watkins, Titus, publisher of The Black Letters
Wellesley, Arthur, a general, later the Duke of Wellington.
Wharfdale, Earl of see Robert Barbatus.
Whitby, Alexander of, a 13th century magician and author of the Whitbyian Heresy.
Whittlesea, Mr, challenged William Pantler to a duel over the Pevensey debate; Mrs Whittlesea is a lady playwright.
Whyte, Captain, an officer of the 18th Hussars.
Willis, John and Robert, the madhouse-keepers in charge of King George
Winchester, Catherine of, 13th century Aureate magician
Wintertowne, Miss Emma: the maiden name of Lady Pole
Wintertowne, Mrs, mother to Lady Pole
Witloof. a pretended magician.
Woodhope, Arabella see Arabella Strange
Woodhope, Henry, a curate and the brother-in-law of Jonathan Strange.
Wyvern, Mr, a farmer - see Heart-break farm


Yorkshire farmer, The - a tale of the Raven King's secret return.


Zadkiel, the archangel of Mercy.