- King Edward - the focus of the episode
- Queen Edith - Edward's spouse. A bit too loyal to her father...
- Swein Godwinson - Godwine's eldest son. Very much a nuisance
- Robert of Jumieges - A hated Norman Abbot, advisor to Edward and Archbishop of Canterbury
- Earl Godwine - Your steriotypical overmighty vassal
- Harold Godwineson - Godwine's more sensible son
- Bishop Stigand Of Winceshter - Intermediary between the two opposing sons.