Elizabeth: Queen of England

Mary Stuart: Queen of Scotland, a prisoner in England

Robert Dudley: Earl of Leicester

George Talbot: Earl of Shrewsbury

William Cecil: Lord Burleigh, Lord High Treasurer

Sir William Davison: Secretary of State

Sir Amias Paulet: knight, guardian of Mary

Sir Edward Mortimer: Paulet’s nephew

Count Aubespine: the French Ambassador

Count Bellievre: Envoy Extraordinary from France

O'Kelly: Mortimer's Friend

Drugeon Drury: second guardian of Mary Stuart

Melvil: Mary Stuart’s house steward

Hannah Kennedy: Mary Stuart’s nurse

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