ETTA - an elderly servant who has not been paid for years, but doesn't mind so long as she can serve Lady Judith.
MISS POTTER - a stern, stiff-lipped schoolmistress.
ARCHIBALD ANDREWS - Judith's fiance, a nice-looking, serious-minded, slightly stuffy young Englishman.
LADY JUDITH ELLIOT - a lovely girl in her early twenties. She is clever and charming, yet proud and determined.
MRS. MILLICENT MALONE - in her fifties, thinks of herself as the motherly type, but is actually as ruthless as they come.
HENRY MALONE - her nephew, is a handsome, brilliant young physicist, with a dry with and, unfortunately, a completely closed mind.
MAT - the General's faitful stable boy, who happened to have died with him, and has served him ever since, though not very well. He is a mute, and not too bright, but does his very best to please when not up to mischief.
LADY HORTENSE ELLIOT - was an intimate of Elizabeth, and has something of her Queen's manner, with a stern face and a sharp tongue. Nothing has ever stood in her way for long.
BRIGADIER GENERAL SIR THOMAS ELLIOT - who was a Royalist supporter against Cromwell, is something of a here, something of a soft-hearted fraud. He fancies himself the head of the family, but is a delusion.
LADY PENELOPE ELLIOT - is a ravishing beauty in her teens, impulsive, yet tremendously appealing. She would have led a gay life in the court of Charles II, had she lived.
MR. HAWK - a short, fat, cigar-smoking American Indian.