List of Characters
Philip—abbot of Kingsbridge Cathedral and Monastery.
Francis—a priest and brother of Philip.
Tom the builder—first master builder of the Kingsbridge Cathedral.
Agnes—Tom’s first wife.
Alfred—Tom and Agnes’s son.
Martha—Tom and Agnes’s daughter.
Jonathan—Tom and Agnes’s youngest son.
Ellen—Tom’s second wife.
Jack—Ellen’s son with her lover, Jack Shareburg.
Jack Shareburg—a Frenchman hung in the beginning of the story.
Earl Bartholomew—Earl of Shiring, Aliena and Richard’s father.
Aliena—daughter of Earl Bartholomew, wife of Alfred, wife of Jack.
Tommy—son of Aliena and Jack.
Sally—daughter of Aliena and Jack.
Richard—son of Earl Bartholomew.
Regan Hamleigh—wife of Percy.
Richard Hamleigh—son of Percy.
Waleran Bigod—bishop of Shiring and Kingsbridge.
King Stephan—monarch at the beginning of the novel.
Empress Maud—rightful heiress to the throne.
Henry II—son of Empress Maud and ruler of England.