Dramatis Personae

The Anglo-Saxons

Aelfgifu Aelfhelmsdottir – Head of Reodsfeld manor, married to Canute, regent of Norway
Aelfhelm of York – Father of Aelfgifu
Aethelred Unraed – King of England
Arthur – Son of Aethelred and his second wife, Emma of Normandy
Brianna – Aunt of Aelfgifu
Eadric Streona – Earl of Mercia, enemy to Aelfgifu
Earl Leofric – Earl of Mercia, advisor to Canute
Edmund Ironside – Son of Aethelred and his first wife, Aelfgifu of York
Edward – Son of Aethelred and his second wife, Emma of Normandy
Godwin – Earl of Wessex, close advisor of Canute
Harold Harefoot – Son of Aelfgifu and Canute, King of England
Lufu – Maid/friend of Aelfgifu
Sweyn Canutesson – Son of Aelfgifu and Canute, regent of Norway
Wulfheah Aelfhelmsson – Brother of Aelfgifu

The Danes

Canute Sweynsson – Son of Sweyn, King of Denmark, England, Norway
Gunhilda – Daughter of Canute and his second wife, Emma of Normandy
Gytha – Wife of Godwin
Harold Sweynsson – Son of Swyen, King of Denmark
Harthacanute – Son of Canute and his second wife, Emma of Normandy
Oswulf – Housecarl to Aelfgifu
Sweyn Forkbeard – King of Denmark, England
Thorkell the Tall – Close friend and advisor of Sweyn and Canute
Wulfred – Housecarl to Aelfgifu

The Church   

Aelfheah – Former Archbishop of Canterbury
Lyfing – Archbishop of Canterbury
Wulfstan (‘Lupus’ – the wolf) – Archbishop of York

The Normans

Emma of Normandy – Second wife of Aethelred, second wife of Canute
Richard I – Duke of Normandy, father to Emma

The Norwegians  

Bernt – Norwegian earl, council member
Einar – Norwegian earl, council member
Sverre – Norwegian earl, council member

Other 

Anund – King of Sweden
Olaf – King of Norway
Ulf – Regent of Denmark, brother-in-law to Canute

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