(The War of the Roses includes far too many characters to list them all here; thus only major characters and their relationships to each other follow.)
KING HENRY VI: Son of Henry V and grandson of Henry IV.
EDWARD: The prince of Wales and son of Henry VI and Queen Margaret.
DUKE OF GLOUCESTER: Uncle of Henry VI and younger brother of Henry V, Gloucester is protector of England while Henry is an infant.
DUKE OF BEDFORD: Uncle of Henry VI, Bedford is the regent of France.
DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM
THOMAS BEAUFORT: Duke of Exeter and great-uncle of Henry VI.
HENRY BEAUFORT: The great-uncle of Henry VI, Beaufort is the bishop, later cardinal, of Winchester.
JOHN BEAUFORT: Earl, later duke, of Somerset
EARL OF SUFFOLK: Later Duke of Suffolk.
LORD TALBOT: A general in the English armies in France.
EARL OF SALISBURY: The father of Warwick, Salisbury is the military leader of the English armies in France.
MARGARET: The daughter of the French Reignier, Margaret marries King Henry VI becoming the queen of England.
ELEANOR: The wife of Gloucester.
RICHARD PLANTAGENET: Son of the late Richard, earl of Cambridge, he becomes duke of York.
EDWARD: Earl of March and son of York, he later becomes King Edward IV.
EDMUND: Son of York and Earl of Rutland.
GEORGE: Son of York and later duke of Clarence.
RICHARD: Son of York and later duke of Gloucester, Richard, after the conclusion of this play, becomes King Richard III.
EARL OF WARWICK: Named Richard Neville, he is the son of the earl of Salisbury.
EDMUND MORTIMER: Earl of March and uncle of Plantagenet.
LADY ELIZABETH GREY: The wife of Edward IV.
LEWIS XI: King of France and father of Charles.
CHARLES: Dauphin, afterwards king, of France, Charles is the son of Lewis XI.
REIGNIER: Duke of Anjou and titular king of Naples, Reignier is the father of Queen Margaret who marries Henry VI.
DUKE OF BURGUNDY
DUKE OF ALANSON
BASTARD OF ORLEANCE
GOVERNOR OF PARIS
MASTER GUNNER: Of Orleance.
GENERAL: Of the French forces in Bordeaux
SHEPHERD: Father of Joan de Pucelle
COUNTESS OF AUVERGNE
JOAN LA PUCELLE: A French peasant, better known as Joan of Arc.