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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!

 

 

 

JOAN OF ARC

b.

c.

d. Joan of Arc, The Messenger

e. Famous young lady who lead an army to victory in medieval times.

 

 

JOHN, LITTLE

b. Alan Hale, Sr.

c. Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle

d. Robin Hood [1922], Adventures of Robin Hood [1938], Prince of Thieves, Robin Hood: Men in Tights

e. Strong-man and right arm of Robin Hood who has perhaps actually existed in the flesh. Alan Hale Sr has played Little John with both Douglas Fairbanks Sr. [1922] and with Errol Flynn [1938].

 

 

JOHN, PRINCE then KING

b. Claude Reins, Richard Lewis

c. Ivanhoe; Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

d. Ivanhoe; Adventures of Robin Hood

e. King Richard the Lionheart's evil brother, who later became King of England, and who signed the famous Magna Carta.

 

 

KIDD, CAPTAIN

b. Charles Laughton

c.

d. Captain Kidd

e. Privateer for the King of England.

 

 

LANCELOT, SIR

b. Robert Taylor; Richard Gere

c. Knights of the Round Table

d. Camelot; First Knight; Knights of the Round Table

e. The Best Swordsman of King Arthur more than likely existed in real life.

 

 

LEECH, CAPTAIN

b. George Sanders

c. The Black Swan

d. The Black Swan

e. The treacherous Pirate who, according to Rafael Sabatini's book "The Black Swan," disobeyed Sir Henry Morgan's orders to stay away from Piracy. Leech, with a handful of other Pirate Captain's, sailed the carribean anyways. Morgan therefore sent his right hand man, Jamie Waring, to stop him!!

           (Lady Margaret, Jamie Waring, Captain Leech)

 

 

LEPORELLO

b. Alan Hale Sr.

c.

d. The Adventures of Don Juan

e. Servant of Don Juan.

 

 

LIGHTFOOT, CAPTAIN

b. Rock Hudson

c. Captain Lightfoot

d. Captain Lightfoot

e. Adventurer who had rather use his fists to fight, rather than sword of pistol.

 

 

LITTLE JOHN (SEE JOHN, LITTLE)

 

 

LOCKSLEY (SEE HOOD, ROBIN)

 

 

LONG JOHN SILVER

b. Robert Newton

c. Treasure Island

d. Treasure Island, Return to Treasure Island

e. One of the most famous names in Pirate Literature, Long John Silver befriends a young man, but wants to steal the treasure map that the boy has found.

 

 

LORCA, DUKE DE

b.

c.

d. Adventures of Don Juan

e. It’s the bad guy! The Duke de Lorca proves an evil opponent, and really deadly behind the blade as well.

 

 

LOUIS XIII, King of France

b.

c. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

d. The Three Musketeers; The Four Musketeers

e. Son of Henri IV of Navarre and France, and came to the throne in 1610. Louis took his dad's personal bodyguard, re-armed them from the carbine to the new flintlock musket, and named them the famed Musketeers.

 

 

LOUIS XIV, King of France

b. Leonardo de Caprio; Louis Hayward

c. The Vicomte de Bragalonne; Louise de La Valliere; & The Man in the Iron Mask  by Alexandre Dumas

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

e. Son of Louis XIII and grandson of Henri IV of France. Louis XIV had become the most powerful king in France's history, called the Sun King, who is reputed to have screamed in a moment of passion "I am the state!" Louis gave the captainacy of his Musketeers to the famous Charles d'Artagnan (of The Three Musketeers).

 

 

LOUIS XV

b. Mel Brooks

c.  A Tale of Two Cities

d. A Tale of Two Cities, History of the World Part I.

e. King during the French Revolution who got beheaded on the guillotine.

 

 

MACGREGOR, ROBERT ROY (ROB ROY)

b. Richard Todd; Liam Neeson

c. Rob Roy the Highland Rogue by Daniel Defoe; Rob Roy by Sir Walter Scott

d. Rob Roy the Highland Rogue; Rob Roy

e. The Highlander who led a revolt against tyranny in 1700's Scotland.

 

 

MARION, MAID

b. Olivia de Havilland; Uma Thurman

c. Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

d. Adventures of Robin Hood, Robin Hood, Robin Hood: Men in Tights

e. The love of Robin Hood’s life.

 

 

MAZARIN, CARDINAL JULES

b.

c. Twenty Years After; Le Vicomte de Bragaloone; The Years Between Series, consisting of: The Mysterious Cavalier; Martyr to the Queen; The Secret of the Bastille; and Heir to Buckingham.

d. Return of the Musketeers

e. The protege of Cardinal Richelieu who became Cardinal after Richelieu's death. D'Artagnan became a personal convoy for him in the 1650's.

 

 

MONTE CRISTO, COUNT OF

b. Robert Donat

c. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

d. The Count of Monte Cristo

e. The fictional character created by Dumas, who, after escaping from prison, found a fortune in hidden treasure. With it he became the Count of Monte Cristo, and then sought revenge on those who falsely sent him to prison.

 

 

MONTOYA, INDIGO

b. Mandy Patinkin

c. Princess Bride

d. Princess Bride

e. Spanish swordsman who swore revenge on the murderer of his father (the six-fingered man), and took up swordsmanship in order to do him in.

 

 

MORGAN, SIR HENRY

b.

c. The Black Swan by Rafael Sabatini

d. The Black Swan

e. The real life Privateer, Buccaneer who was knighted by King Charles the Second to clean up the seas of     Pirates, and who became Governor of Jamaica.

 

 

NINGUN, CAVALIER

b.

c. Secret of the Bastille

d.

e. Young Tancrede (illegitimate son of both Anne of Austria and the Duke of Buckingham), who was imprisoned for being just who he is, is given the false name of “The Cavalier Ningun” (which means Cavalier Nobody) in the registry of the prison records in order not to give his real name.

 

 

NOTTINGHAM, SHERIFF OF

b. Alan Rickman

c. Robin Hood

d. Adventures of Robin Hood

e. One of the main enemies of Robin Hood who has sworn to bring the outlaw in for justice.

 

 

POMPEY

b.

c.

d. King of Kings; Cleopatra

e. A general of Ceasar who conquored Jerusalem, eventually found his death in Egypt, at the hands of Cleopatra's brother.

 

 

PORTHOS

b. Gig Young; Alan Hale Sr.; Alan Hale Jr.; Oliver Platt

c. The Three Musketeers; Twenty Years After; Le Vicomte de Bragaloone (which contains: Ten Years Later; Louise de La Valliere; and The Man in the Iron Mask); D'Artagnan: sequel to the Three Musketeers.

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

e. In Real life, Porthos, named Issac de Portau, came from Pau, Gascony.

 

 

RICHARD THE LIONHEART, KING

a. Patrick Stewart; Sean Connery, George Sanders

b. Ivanhoe; The Talisman

c. Ivanhoe; King Richard and the Crusaders; Robin Hood, Men in Tights; the Adventures of Robin Hood

e. The Norman King who united the Normans and Saxons of Great Britian to make a united England.

 

 

ROBERTS, DREAD PIRATE

b. Cary Elwes

c. Princess Bride

d. Princess Bride

e. After Wesley is kidnapped by Pirates, he himself later gets the job of being their captain (as the dread Pirate Roberts), who, with this new job, uses it to rescue his true love from the evil prince.

 

 

ROCHEFORT, COUNT DE

b. Ian Keith (1948); Michael Wincott

c. The Memoirs of Rochefort by Gatien de Courtilz de Sandras; The Three Musketeers & Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas.

d. The Three Musketeers; The Four Musketeers; Return of the Musketeers

e. Rochefort may indeed have existed, but who Dumas gave us is only a shadow of the real man.

 

 

ROTTINGHAM, SHERIFF OF

b.

c. 

d. Robin Hood: Men in Tights

e. The cooky counterpart to the Sheriff of Notingham, created by Mel Brooks. 

 

Robin Hood: Men in Tights

(The Sheriff of Rottingham, from Men in Tights)

 

 

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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..." ~
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