Cue for Treason


  • Peter Brownrigg – Narrator and protagonist. 14-year-old Cumberland boy, Kit's friend. Peter is a very adventurous boy who can't stay out of trouble. Wanted by Sir Philip Morton
  • Kit Kirkstone[2] – Protagonist. 13-year-old runaway girl, real name Katharine Russell, Peter's friend
  • Sir Philip Morton – Antagonist. Ruthless landlord and conspiracy leader
  • The Yellow Gentleman (Sir David Vicars) – Playhouse pirate and part of the plot to kill the Queen.
  • Mr Desmond – Actor
  • Mrs Desmond – Mr Desmond's wife
  • Anthony Duncan – Conspirator
  • John Somers – Actor, conspirator, assassin
  • Tom Boyd – Secret agent
  • Sir Joseph Williams - Counselor of Queen Elizabeth

Historical characters

  • Mr Burbage – Actor and owner of the Globe Theatre in London
  • William Shakespeare – Playwright and actor
  • Sir Robert Cecil – Government minister and head of the Queen's Secret Service
  • Sir Francis Bacon – Philosopher, statesman and essayist; cousin of Sir Robert Cecil
  • Queen Elizabeth I of England- Ruler of England and targeted to be killed by the conspirators

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