GEORGE AND THE BRITON – CHARACTERS

As schoolboy I owned a copy of Tolstoy’s ‘War and Peace’. It included a paper tab with a list of all the main characters. It was very useful because it was easy to forget the names and roles if one read one chapter a day in bed at night.

Mark – A young British sailor in the Britannic Fleet
Constantine – A Dacian Tribune in the Roman Army in the senior Emperor’s personal staff
Tristan – A young British soldier in the Roman Army
John – A Galatian officer in the Roman Army in George’s (see below) unit
Jason – A Lazican officer in the Roman Army in George’s unit
Hylas – A Lazican officer in the Roman Army and brother of Jason in George’s (see below) unit
Sergius – A Greek officer from Syria in the Roman Army in George’s unit
Bacchus – A Greek officer from Syria in the Roman Army in George’s unit
Michael – A Palestinian officer in the Roman Army in George’s unit
Dorotheus – A civilian member of the senior Emperor’s personal staff
George – A Greek Centurion in the Roman Army and commander of a frontline ‘special forces’ unit
Galerius Caesar – The deputy to Diocletian Augustus (see below)
Tiridates – King of Armenia
Prisca – Empress and wife of Diocletian Augustus
Diocletian Augustus – senior Emperor with command of the Eastern Roman Empire
Katherine – George’s sister
David – A young Palestinian servant in Kira’s (see below) home
Kira – George’s mother
Martha – George’s younger sister
Isaac – A young officer in the Roman Army in George’s unit
Nino – George’s female cousin
The Empress of Persia
Thomas – A young Indian sailor and later a slave in the Persian Emperor’s personal staff
Nicholas – a young Greek Christian priest from Myra
Menas – a young Egyptian soldier in the Roman Army
Sabra – the daughter of the governor of Arsenoe , Egypt
The Governor of Arsenoe
Helena – mother of Constantine
Minervina – first wife of Constantine
King of Lazica
King Miriam of Iberia
Nana – Queen of Iberia
Andrew – baby son of George and Sabra
Luke – A fleet commander in the Roman Navy
Macrina – a childhood friend of George
Basil – Macrina’s young son
Agatha – Mark’s stepmother in York
Bridget – Mark’s aunt in Avalon
A novice in Glastonbury Abbey
A prior in Glastonbury Abbey
The Abbot of Glastonbury Abbey

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