Queen Anne Boleyn
FC: Natalie Dormer
RelationshipsHenry, her late husband - she loved him mind and body alike, despite the shortcomings of their overly volatile relationship
Princess Mary, another part of the past Anne is neutral about, although she is not stupid and realizes Mary will stop being a threat the second she bears an heir.
George & Mary Boleyn, siblings, they share a tight bond, tighter than most, probably even more so since they have been separated in their later years.
Sir Francis Bryan, cousin and friend, she enjoys his company and the amount of information he has.
Lord Louis, close friend, political ally and someone whose company she enjoys.
Lord Philippe & Avis, both considered allies from the French court.
Witty, educated and well-read, Anne has returned to the English court after years of living at the French court to become a Queen in possibly the shortest time ever, considering the king was married when she got there. Anne speaks several languages, takes pleasure in debates, riding and music. She is charismatic and magnetic while trying not to stand out too much. She is kind in her words and actions, always seems to be in a good mood and tries to keep the cheers up for the entire court around her. She is ambitious and intelligent, which has already proven to be a dangerous combination, and with her talent for diplomacy and state-related issues, she is pushing for a more equal place than the former queen used to enjoy in the last decade of her reign. Now, a widowed queen with a child on the way, Anne is balancing between solidifying her position in the court, keeping the pregnancy and trying to avoid war between the leftover Catholics and protestants.Lord Philippe Louis de Vassinhac d'Imécourt, 5th Lord of the Marquisate of Imécourt and Peer of France
FC: Colin O’Donoghue
RelationshipsAnne Boleyn, friend, he believes and acts accordingly; he likes Anne's wit and finds her a proper fit for a queen.
Lord Louis, part of the extended family in a way; they don't always see eye to eye, but Philippe is not stupid to reject a powerful ally.
Lord Maximillian, a potential friend and a great company - they share interests and Philippe enjoys his company a great deal.
Philippe used to be the new member of the Privy Chamber, a young man chosen to serve the king, and is now one of the most favourite parts of the company - and how could he not be? He is a charming man, great with words and experienced when it comes to women. Godchild to King Francis I of France, Philippe has grown with the best tutors and the best the money can buy. He was sent to Belgium at the young age to spend his childhood there, before returning to Callais when his godfather decided to send him to Henry’s court, as a sign of friendship and good diplomacy between two kings - and he certainly used the time to find himself a good place there. In a year, he made the wise call to become friends with Anne Boleyn and gather various good marriage options, which he is still reluctant to make. Philippe has been at a court his entire life, he is savvy with all things related - that's why he's hesitant on letting the free living go. He is a talented jouster, loves to ride out to hunt and enjoys summer celebrations. Normally, politics mattered very little to him, but he realized his charms might as well get him far if he's willing to act on the things he possesses: charisma, information and savvy ways he handles politics. Crown Prince Otto of Andechs, Count of Burgundy and Duke of Merania
FC: Jacob Collins-Levy
RelationshipsLord Magnus, ally and possibly friend, someone Otto shares a lot with, and whose company he finds intellectually stimulating.
Lady Lucrezia (Jadis), the woman he's been betrothed recently, the woman he is in love with.
Lord Leopold, an acquaintance from their days on his own court, and someone he looks forward to seeing.
Young Bavarian duke Otto serves as an ambassador of his country at the Tudor court. His brother, Johann, is bound to inherit the throne of the country, making his position at the court a very strong one. He is an educated, silent man with a strong presence and a cold personality. He’s not the one you would invite to a party, but should you need help in a matter of law, he is the man to call. Otto is not an unkind man, but his own upbringing and overly cautious personality prevent him from being a more social person and a more desirable husband in the eyes of any romantic soul. The year has brought him more of a personal gain than diplomatic results: he stood on the sidelines of the playground, watching things escalate between England, Spain and France due to Anne Boleyn. The chaotic events that took place recently make Otto somewhat anxious, not only for the politics but the fact his current standing can change easily, he is eager to leave the court as soon as possible.Sir Francis Bryan, Earl of Surrey
FC: Joshua Sosse
RelationshipsKing Henry, friend and confidant, with Francis seeing clearly that Henry has no real friends and what is happening can simply change if the king decides to do so.
Queen Anne, cousin, a close friend; he believes her to be far too openly ambitious and worries about how it might look for all of them.
Lord George, cousin, friend and Francis find him a silly, spoilt boy who needs to think a couple steps forwards, just like his sister.
Lady Collette (Bambi), the most entertaining woman he met in recent years, he enjoys her company a great deal and cares about her beyond interests.
Francis is a close friend of Anne and the late king, which might just be the only reason his behaviour is tolerated at court. He’s intelligent, has a keen sense of diplomacy and legal matters, he enjoys a great deal of trust with the king. He loves to enjoy life, as he calls it, which implies drinking, celebrations, gambling and many sexual amusements he has been enjoying at both courts. He has a great sense of humour, he’s very observant and charismatic, a dangerous combination given he’s pleasant to look at and holds a strong position. He’s been widowed almost two years, childless and waiting for a good moment to marry above his rank and indulge in the fine life. He found himself, strangely, surrounded by big players and his natural ability to assume a grand role proved valuable as he became part of every important circle there is - not without a cost: he sacrificed his eye for the king, at a tournament. Francis might be in mourning for his partner-in-crime, but he is never completely out of politics or his personal gain.Lord Maximillian von In der Maur auf Strelburg und zu Freifeld, Burgomeister of Berneck and Freiherr von In der Maur
FC: Max Irons
RelationshipsLord Philippe, potential friend and someone with plenty of shared interests, and believes to be a worthy companion.
Lady Collette (Bambi), a more recent affair which is both a good potential match or friendship in the making, depending on how things develop, he cares about her.
Descending from the powerful nobility of Bavaria and Holy Roman Empire, Maximillian has decided a season on the Tudor court would serve him well - and it really did, in his opinion. He’s arrogant and charming, aware of his power and not afraid to flaunt it, but deep down his intentions are not bad. He is, however, still very full of himself, smug and tends to crave the spotlight in the room. He is the third son of the family, able to pave his own way, but very much unburdened with the family titles and commitments which come with it. His year was somewhat blurred out between wine, women and indulgence, but he sees nothing wrong with simply enjoying things as they are while he's young. He believes he will make connections meaningful enough to strike a good match when the time comes. With these recent happenings, Max is even less eager to go back home, believing every great change of events might lead to a great new opportunity. Also, his family being overbearing doesn't help either.Lord Mathias of House of Habsburg, prince of Bohemia
FC: Alexander Dreymon
RelationshipsLord Magnus, a natural ally and even potential mentor, at least from Mathias' perspective; he likes the man.
Lady Aynişah, a new friendship in the making or potentially something more - she happens to be one of the more interesting individuals he met on the court.
Lord Otto, another kindred spirit, he finds his company pleasant and doesn't mind it.
Despite coming from a powerful lineage of House of Habsburg, Holy Roman Church and being the prince of Bohemia, Mathias is not really a defender of the faith: a strong believer in the Reform and division from the Pope, he is one of the most outspoken nobles when it comes to matters of religion. Being the third in the line of succession to the throne, Mathias hopes to have a good match arranged for him, preferably in one of the Protestant countries - so far, he doesn't think he found such a match. He is somewhat cold and distant but can be a pleasant person once you break through the first layer. He loves nature, riding and normally prefers to spend his winters back home, but given the situation with the Reform, he knew he had to come and support the cause - he is happy to be here. Recent events shook him, more in regards to Isabella's death (despite not being in love) than the king's, but he is trying to keep that to himself. As he spent more time at the court, he realized the reform might have more to do with the queen, rather than the (now late) king, and he found himself very curious about this new turn of events.Lord Magnus Erickson Vasa, crown prince of Sweden
FC: Nikolaj Costeau Waldu
RelationshipsLord Otto, potential friend and the pleasant company he truly enjoys at the court, which came as somewhat of a surprise.
Lord Mathias, a natural ally and still idealistic young man, Magnus believes Mathias is going to be a great man should he choose to do so.
Lady Lucrezia (Jadis), a surprise he did not see coming, a very intelligent young woman with the courage to speak her mind.
Lady Avis, they were both at the Swedish court in their youth, he has fond memories of Avis.
Crown Prince of Sweden, from the powerful house of Vasa, is the brother to the most celebrated king in history. Often overlooked, Magnus learned that life in the shadow can be somewhat cold, but it also allows you to escape the tedious things. A strong believer in the Reform of religion, Magnus has become known in his court as the Protestant Prince – negotiating the change in religion with the least amount of violence. He’s a beloved figure in Sweden, has a kind heart and diplomatic mind. He’s very good on social occasions but tends to avoid them. Magnus is not a violent man, but violence is something he grew up to be good with, with a reputation of being an excellent warrior and was one of the people who stood up with his brother after the excommunication by the Pope. He enjoys his time at the Tudor court and even though he is restless to move on, he doesn't mind staying there for a bit more - especially now. He is not the one to consider marriage easily, but even he can recognize a great opportunity that might happen.Lord George Boleyn, 2nd Viscount Rochford
FC: Edward Holcroft
RelationshipsQueen Anne, sister, queen, confidant, best friend - they share a close bond, and he always admired his sister and the way her mind works.
Lord Francis, cousin and friend, he never really thought greatly about Francis, but usually plays along with everyone when it comes to singing his praises.
Mary, sister, confidant, friend - he is happy they can share this experience now.
Lady Felicia, one of the most amusing people at the court, he genuinely enjoys her company and loves their flirting a lot.
Brother to Lady Anne Boleyn, George is all that a young man climbing ranks should be: handsome, charming, well-spoken, flirtatious, full of energy and very good with all things court. He’s the oldest child in the family, but he’s not worried about the titles, the procedures and such – he is set to live out his best life instead of worrying about the future. He’s entertaining and loves to attend all kinds of celebrations, speaks several languages and has served three kings as part of their Privy Chamber – Bavarian court, French court and right now, English one. He is very close to both his sisters, but he shares more traits with Anne and feels naturally closer to her. George enjoys art and poetry, nature and good amusement, but don’t let this fool you: he is always aware of things around him. Given the recent turn of events, George is even more put on the spot to make his affairs in order and show some proper political support to his sister.Lord Louis Charles de France, Duke of Orleans
FC: Alexander Vlahos
RelationshipsQueen Anne, a close friend from her time spent at the court of France, he likes Anne and admires her a great deal.
Lord Philippe, a logical ally he likes to keep close and part of his extended family in a way, even if they do not see eye to eye, Louis thinks Philippe is a good man.
Lady Avis, an acquaintance from her time at the French court.
Lady Felicia, the lover he did not assume he will find at the court, a married woman, and someone he enjoys spending time with as much as he can.
Brother to King Francis I, King of France, and a personal friend of Lady Anne Boleyn, Louis is all you might expect from a man in his position: well-spoken, patron to art and all things beautiful, skilful warrior and strategist, educated in all matters of court and diplomacy, and of course, the uttermost hedonist. Louis is known for his somewhat wild and unpredictable nature – he might seem soft at the first glance, but don’t let the looks fool you: he can be very cruel, harsh and unapologetic as one gets. He enjoys the lavish life and reputation he has at home, successfully avoiding all things he does not like for himself at this moment, including getting a high-power match. Louis is enjoying his time at the court and wishes to stick around for a while longer. The recent turn of events showed what he is built from: he went into the politician mode easily, and quickly remembered the part of his life he came to rest from. Still, it's his duty to remain there, and there is one little part of him that believes it would kill his brother should he use the opportunity to marry the widowed Anne.Lady Avis Courtenay, Dowager Duchess of Loamshire
FC: Gemma Chan
RelationshipsQueen Anne, an acquaintance from the French court, and possible friend, in Avis' opinion.
Lady Lucrezia, the potential she finds in the girl is appealing but has had very little time to dedicate to her properly.
Lord Mathias, would-be husband to her late sister, someone she flirted with since she got to the court.
Possibly the most elusive beautiful woman that has ever walked any court, Avis has always amused herself by remaining a mystery. Intelligent and well-spoken, she will rarely speak out of term but will demand respect almost instantly and effortlessly. She's kind, once you get to know her, yet not many have had the pleasure. The list of her connections is a long one, but the list of her friends is everything but. She takes pride in her skills of maintaining the lands at her position and aims to remain a widow for the remains of her life, letting the lands go to the crown after she passes. Avis is looking forward to joining the court at Queen's request, and experiencing life at Tudor court under the Reform and with Anne as a queen. Recent events only solidified the position Avis holds and made her even closer to the queen.Lady Cressida Gascoyne, daughter of Duke of Bedford
FC: Suki Waterhouse
RelationshipsLord Mathias, would-be husband to her late sister, someone she flirted with since she got to the court.
Lady Felicia, considered a friend, someone Cressida honestly enjoys socializing with, in and out of parties.
Middle daughter of Duke of Bedford, Cressida realized early on she will have to write her own path in life - no one will do it for her. Both her sisters - Isabella and Elizabeth - are closest to her, and while both might be a little bit more on the silent side, Cressida has always been the life of any gathering, normally in a great mood and horribly bored once there is no company around her. She's oftentimes loud, doesn't know how to hold her opinion back, usually stands up for herself and those she loves. Cressida is not afraid to get what she wants and usually has at least three ways of getting it mapped out in her mind before she even makes her move. This is her first season at court and she's looking forward to being there, hoping she will not strike a match right away and possibly stay there (and be free) a bit longer. With the death of her sister, this facade Cressida kept is slowly falling down, and she is considering ending her season earlier, but the commitments she made are keeping here there.Lord Leopold Girault, Earl of Devonshire
FC: Jamie Dornan
RelationshipsLady Lucrezia (Jadis), younger sister, together they make a formidable duo - Leo bringing his observations to Luca, and Luca piecing it together between the two of them.
Lord Otto, an acquaintance from their days on his own court, and someone he looks forward to seeing.
Renowned at court for being an excellent fighter and a charming man, Leo is a well-rounded person: jousting, music (plays both the lute and the harpsichord), speaks several languages and is quite sweet-talking when he wants to be. He's open to opinions, but once he’s made up his mind, it is difficult to change it. He's guarded, just like his sister, and often comes off as less sincere than Luca. The agility and physical conditioning are important to him. He rarely forgets names and faces. Leo can be careless and impulsive, usually getting out of his little messes using his charm or influence. Normally, he's the desired company with both men and women - he can entertain, dance or discuss high diplomacy within a few moments easily. This new situation left him shocked and very much uncertain - he hoped he would have found a match at the court, much like his sister, but he is quickly starting to lose hope.Malkoçoğlu Emin Ali Pashazada
FC: Burak Özçivit
RelationshipsLord Louis, a friend from his time at the French court, someone who can annoy him from time to time, but whose intelligence he appreciates.
Lady Aynişah, his reminder of home away from home, someone whose company he enjoys and someone he believes needs a little bit more freedom.
The third son of the famous Malkocoglu Pasha, Emin Ali is the surprise child. Emin is a proud man, cunning and resourceful, and just like most of his family, he has a great talent for military and strategy. His reputation of a great warrior in the Ottoman Empire is surpassed only by his intelligence: he speaks several languages and makes for an exceptional diplomat. What you might not realize is that you'll seldom know how he feels, his opinion or intentions. Just like his favourite game, chess, Emin thinks moves ahead and never does anything without a reason, while oftentimes having to suppress his impulsive side to benefit his cause. He lets the pressure out through physical activity and usually holds nothing back while engaging in those. He's joining the court at the request of Lord Louis, for a season, to try to bring a better relationship between the Ottoman Empire and the English Crown. Given the recent events, Emin Ali is eager to get home, sensing an upcoming uprising or war coming.Note: Emin Ali is the first name, Malkoçoğlu is a family name, Pashazada is the title (his father is Pasha, and as the first son, his title is Pashazada). He's usually addressed as Malkocoglu Pasha or Lord Malkocoglu.Nicholas van Arkel
FC: Tom Bateman
Until recently, the youngest son of a wealthy noble family, Nicholas has finally given into his dream of joining the clergy now the reform has begun. One might call him ambitious, but his only ambition in life is to be happy, so he would disagree. His faith is important to him, but he feels the worldly should go along with the spiritual. His approach might be a bit more aggressive in his opinions: Christian issues should be addressed more forcefully: not necessarily with violence, but with educating people and bringing them to the light. Nicholas is a good company, whether you'd like to have a discussion, pleasant chat or entertain yourself with a game - the fact remains he was raised as a nobleman in a good family. His family isn't the happiest about his recent decision, but Nicholas was unyielding in his decision. The recent turn of events makes him consider returning to his titles: the protestant queen who is free to marry might be worth the consideration in order to progress the ideas of the reform further.Lady Mary Boleyn, widow of William Carey, of Aldenham
FC: Sarah Gadon
RelationshipsQueen Anne, sister, closest friend at the court right now.
King Henry, brother-in-law, former lover, it's complicated and usually, no one talks about it.
Lord George, brother, confidant, a partner in crime of her choice.
Lord Louis, a friend from the French court.
Lady Aynişah, newfound friendship in the making, Mary finds herself very protective over the girl.
Well educated in basic principles of arithmetic, grammar, history, reading, spelling, and writing, and of course, the feminine accomplishments of dancing, embroidery, etiquette, household management, music, needlework, and singing, and games such as cards and chess, Mary was also taught archery, falconry, riding, and hunting. Versatile, fun-loving and utterly free-spirited, she is the talk of the court, but not for the good things. You might notice her beauty and you might learn about her personality - kind, entertaining and friendly - yet, you will most likely hear the most whispers about her chamber adventures (sadly). To this point, Mary has been a dutiful daughter and wife, but since her husband passed in the wave of the sweating sickness recently, she turned back to enjoying the court life...for how long? No one can tell.Lady Jane Seymour
FC: Lola Petticrew
RelationshipsLate King Henry, love, in her mind, future husband and king.
The possible incarnation of the beauty standard of the time, Jane Seymour is petite in frame, pale with fair hair and very soft looking. Often underrated, Jane learnt how to use her beauty to get what she wanted, getting away with pretty much everything from an early age. She is pious and devoted catholic, against the church reform since the first moment it happened, but smart enough to keep silent about it. Jane recognized that the king was growing tired of the queen, and easily set herself in his way: it wasn't easy to play into his ego and his idea of dominance, all while keeping her position at the court. Jane is kind, sweet and nice to everyone she meets, she is light on her feet and a great dancer. She makes friends easily, speaks softly and is in general someone you can get along with very easily. The recent turn of events left her devastated: while her family might have lost this recent ambition momentum, she is still hopeful things might change for good for her.
Last edited by Zaralee (11/07/2021 at 23:31)