The Treasure of Trencavel
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The Treasure of Trencavel
Ximene Trencavel — Heroine–Heiress to much of Occitan
John Stanley — Hero– And Ximene’s Perfect Knight
Piers (William) de Windsor –John’s Friend and Mentor
William de Montacute– Earl of Salisbury– King of Mann–Previous husband of Joan of Kent –John’s Mentor
The Black Prince –Eldest son of King Edward III of England –deeply in love with Joan of Kent.
Joan of Kent — cousin of King Edward III –Lover of the Black Prince– most beautiful and amorous lady in Europe
Bertrand du Guesclin–Antagonist– Pure Evil
King Edward III–King Of England– believed by some to be illegitimate son of Roger Mortimer. Reneged on Debts to Italian banks.
Queen Phillipa– King Edward’s wife– One of the “top one hundred” Black Britons– granddaughter of Charles De Valois
Prince John of Gaunt — King Edward’s third eldest son–Married to Blanche of Lancaster
Henry of Grosmont–1st Duke of Lancaster –Richest man in England –Father of Blanche of Lancaster- 2nd cousin to King Edward– source of rumours about King Edwards legitimacy
Philipe VI –Was ‘elected’ King of Franks. after extinction of Capet Kings–In King Edwards Eyes “the Usurper”–Uncle of Queen Phillipa
John II “The Good” eldest son of Philipe VI.– face with competition for his throne from King Edward, Charles of Navarre and his own son
Blanche d’Evreux–daughter of King Charles of Navarre –was supposed to marry John II but Phillipe IV married her himself.
Dauphin Charles -eldest son of John II –Planned to depose his father.
Jeanne de Valois –daughter of John II –married Son of Charles of Navarre.( Charles II)
The de Padilla Family
Pedro II of Castile-the Cruel-King of Castile–Waging War with Aragon–Alliance with Moorish Grenada
Maria Juana de Padilla — Pedro’s mistress and eventually wife.
Lady Eleanor de Pedilla — Maria Juana’s older sister — wife of Roger Trencavel
Juan (Jaiden) Perez, relative of Lady Elenor, parents unknown –Lady Eleanor’s troubadour.
Alyse Perrers (Perez)–Juan’s younger sister –Lady Eleanor’s Lady in Waiting
Guillam de Clermont-Dessus–Eleanors lover–recently retired member of “Les Etoiles”
Don Fernandino–relative of Lady Eleanor –commander of Cathar security in Occitan.
The de Roet Family
Payne de Roet– Guienne King of Arms–Constable of Beaufort Castle (near Muret)
Catherine de Roet– Wife of Payne de Roet
Phillipa (Pipa) de Roet –Ximene’s Best Friend- Daughter of Payne de Roet
Comte Gaston (Phoebus) de Foix-Ximene’s Uncle and domineering guardian
Agnes of Navarre– wife of Gaston –Sister of Blanche d’Evreux and Charles of Navarre.