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SWASH-CHARACTERS A-I

It may surprise some to find out that most Swashbuckling movies and novels portray real-life characters in a half fictional and half non-fictional sense. These lists of names is an attempt to define Characters in their proper place in either fiction or history.

The selections will proceed as follows:

a. First, the Character Name,

b. Then, the actor(s) that have portrayed them in film,

c. Then, Literature they have appeared in

d. Then, the Movie(s) they have appeared in

e. Then, a short description of them.

And, what is in BLUE can be clicked on!

 

 

 

ARCHILLES

b. Brat Pitt

c. Homer’s The Iliad

d. Troy

e. The famous undefeatable warrior of Greek myth.

 

ALEXANDER THE GREAT

b. Richard Burton

c.

d. Alexander the Great

e. The brilliant young leader who, by his early thirties in the 300's B.C., had taken over most of the known world.

 

ANTOINETTE, MARIE

b.

c. A Tale of Two Cities

d. A Tale of Two Cities

e. French queen beheaded in the French Revelution

 

ANTONY, MARK

b. Richard Burton

c.

d. Cleopatra

e. The love of Cleopatra

 

ARAMIS

b. Robert Coote, Charlie Sheen

c. The Three Musketeers; D'Artagnan, sequel to TTM; Twenty Years After;

d. The Three Musketeers; Return of the Musketeers; The Man in the Iron Mask

e. Aramis may indeed have been a religious man, also he lived longer than perhaps his three other friends, had a wife and several kids after retiring from the army.

 

 

ARTHUR, KING

b. Mel Ferrer, Sean Connery

c. Le Morte de Arthur;

d. Camelot; King Arthur

e. The first King of the Brits that more than likely really existed in the 500's A.D.

 

 

ATHOS

b. Van Heflin, Keifer Sutherland

c. The Three Musketeers; D'Artagnan, sequel to TTM; Twenty Years After;

d. The Three Musketeers; Return of the Musketeers; The Man in the Iron Mask

e. The Famous Musketeer who existed in real life, was in fact related to both Treville (Captain of the Musketeers) and to Aramis. Athos died in a duel in 1642 in France in his early twenties. Athos was from Gascony, France.

 

 

BEAUCAIRE, MONSIEUR

b. Bob Hope

c. Monsieur Beaucaire by Booth Tarkington

d. Monsieur Beaucaire

e. A French Barber turned hero.

 

 

BERGERAC, CYRANO DE

b. Jose Ferrer

c. Cyrano de Bergerac; Years Between Series by Feval

d. Cyrano de Bergerac; Return of the Musketeers; Roxanne

e. The real life poetic swordsman with a large nose. In real life the nose wasn't as big as legend says, but it   was pretty big nonetheless. The real Cyrano actuall fought duels over insults concerning his nose. Legend also has it that even crossed swords with the playwrite Moliere.

 

BLACKBEARD THE PIRATE

b. Robert Newton

c.

d. Blackbeard the Pirate

e. Scourge of the seven seas. A Pirate.

 

 

Black Knight

b.

c. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott

d. Ivanhoe

e. King Richard the Lion Heart in disguise, in appearance at a joust that is held by his evil brother Prince John.

 

BLIGH, CAPTAIN

b. Sir Anthony Hopkins; Charles Laughton

c. Mutiny on the Bounty by Captain Bligh

d. Mutiny on the Bounty

e. The Captain who caused the famous mutiny to occur.

 

BLOOD, CAPTAIN

b. Errol Flynn; Louis Hayward

c. Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini; Fortunes of Captain Blood also by Sabatini.

d. Captain Blood

e. The Pirate Captain who may have possibly existed in real life in the 1600's.

 

BUTTERCUP, PRINCESS

b.

c. The Princess Bride

d. The Princess Bride

e. The love of Wesley’s life, who, after thinking he was dead, was going to marry the evil Prince. However, Wesley returns, after becoming the dreaded Pirate Roberts, to get her back.

 

 

CASPIAN, PRINCE

b.

c. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

d. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

e. Young prince who helped the Narnians get their life back into order.

 

 

CEASAR, JULIUS

b. Rex Harrison

c.

d. Cleopatra; Spartacus

e. The first emporer of a then firm Rome.

 

 

CHRISTIAN, FLETCHER

b. Clark Gable; Mel Gibson; Errol Flynn

c. Mutiny on the Bounty by Captain Bligh

d. Mutiny on the Bounty

e. The real life officer on board the H.M.S. Bounty who started a mutiny.

 

CLEOPATRA

b. Elizabeth Taylor

c.

d.

e. The famous Greek Queen who sat on the throne of Egypt, had a son by Julius Ceasar himself, and had a            fobidden love with Antony.

 

 

COOKE, CAPTAIN

b.

c.

d.

e. The Famous Sea Explorer.

 

CYRANO (SEE BERGERAC)

 

D'ARTAGNAN, CHARLES DE BATZ-CASTELMORE

b. Douglas Fairbanks; Gene Kelly; Chris O'Donnell; Louis Jordan

c. Memoirs of D'Artagnan by Gatien Courtilz Sandras; The Three Musketeers by Dumas; D'Artagnan, sequel to TTM by Beford Jones; Twenty Years After by Dumas

d. The Three Musketeers; Return of the Musketeers; The Man in the Iron Mask

e. The most famous of all Musketeers, was in fact a real person in life who served under King Louis XIII starting in 1640, then under Cardinal Mazarin, then under King Louis XIV.

 

 

DAVID, KING

b. Gregory Peck

c. Old Testament:

d. King David; David

e. Famous warrior King of the Old Testament; Perhaps the most famous King in the Bible, besides Jesus Christ, of course.

 

 

DAVID'S MIGHTY THREE

b.

c. Old Testament:

d.

e. The Three Mighty Men of Valour of King David's personal bodyguard. Perhaps the strongest team in history.

 

 

DEMETRIUS

b. Victor Mature

c.

d. Demetrius and the Gladiators

e. Demetrius was bought as a slave [in the movie The Robe] and was then turned into a Christian. Later, being forced, he became a Gladiator.

 

 

ELIZABETH I.

b. Bette Davis

c.

d. The Sea Hawk; Elizabeth and Essex; Elizabeth

e. The Daughter of King Henry the Eigth of England. She is perhaps the most famous queen in history.

 

 

 

FABIAN, CAPTAIN

b. Errol Flynn

c.

d. Captain Fabian

e.

 

 

GILBEAR, SIR BRIAN DE BOIS

b. George Sanders

c. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott

d. Ivanhoe

e. Main antagonist to Ivanhoe. A French Norman Knight.

 

 

GISBOURNE, GUY OF

b. Basil Rathbone

c.

d. Adventures of Robin Hood

e.

 

 

HENRI OF NAVARRE AND FRANCE, KING

b.

c. Queen Margot by Alexandre Dumas

d.

e. First King of a united France, and father of King Louis XIII (king during The Three Musketeers).

 

 

HENRY VIII OF ENGLAND, KING

b.

c. Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain

d. Prince and the Pauper

e. Father of Elizabeth the First who was known to have beheaded his wives for not giving him a son for the throne.

 

 

HOOD, ROBIN (ROBYN or ROBERT HODE)

b. Douglas Fairbanks, Errol Flynn, Cary Elwes

c. A Gest of Robyn Hood; Merry Adventures of Robin Hood; Men in Tights

d. Ivanhoe, Adventures of Robin Hood; Robin and Marion

e. The original man in tights who robbed from the rich and gave to the poor. There may have actually been two different men in history who contributed to the one famous character.

 

 

IVANHOE

b. Robert Taylor, Steven Waddington

c. Ivanhoe

d. Ivanhoe

e. By only one mention in a historical poem, Sir Walter Scott created a whole story of Knighthood and chilvary. This story even has the very first mention of Robin Hood in novel form.

 

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READ WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT DONAREE:

"Nicely done. I really enjoyed the history in the introduction and the duel is well written. Best of luck with the novel!" ~ Author David Lee Summers, author of five books: Vampires of the Scarlet Order, The Solar Sea, and the "Old Star" science fiction series: The Pirates of Sufiro, Children of the Old Stars, and Heirs of the New Earth. www.davidleesummers.com

"Very exciting read! Felt like I was there witnessing the action!" ~ Candle Artist Jfay,
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"I really enjoyed the humour and really laughed, not at Monsieur de la Donaree but with Monsieur de la Donaree! I dont know if you wrote it in this spirit but if you had a bit of Molière in you, I would not be surprised! He knew how to study people and would turn situations into a comic play! I laughed out loud, this is a gem! Not only de la Donaree is a fine sword, he has also a fine nose when it comes to pinpoint personalities, I'm talking about the Inkeeper and his situation with the wife here!! The second part is indeed in pure swashbuckling spirit, in rhythm and enthusiasm! And the end is a cliff-hanger! The beginning is "cocasse" (funny) as they might have said then in Gascony, and witty! Indeed Alexandre Dumas had a sense of humour too and satirically created at least one of his character ( in another book) to a character made up by Molière in one of his comic play. And Molière also took his inspiration from Dumas' s Musketeers and "The Man in the Iron Mask." I liked it! I had fun while reading this chapter about Monsieur de la Donaree, as while following the spirit of the Musketeers you gave a contemporary touch to the text!" ~ Artist Nicole Marques,
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"Hurrah, Ted! I gleefully await the next installment! LOVE the romantic stuff! Bring it on! There are few things in this world I like better than a hot Viscount. Keep going, Ted! Bravo! Keep writing! I can't wait to read more! But it is par for the course as I am also a writer. Keep in touch!" ~ Author Genella de Grey, author of "Remember Me."
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"Wow - What a wonderful beginning. As a whole, you have a unique way of writing & you captivated me by a few sentences peaking my interest to continue. For instance: ...hazed by the early morning mist...I love it! I look forward to reading the next chapter. You've gained my interest. That was impresive & informative. You've still got the hook in & I'm dangling to hear more. Thanks for the sneak peak." ~ Aspiring Author R.F.Taylor: Rianna

"Well done. Chapter One entices the reader craving more. I will look for The Adventures of Monsieur de La Donaree the Musketeer on the web. Keep up the excellent writing..." ~
Ferf

 

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