The All Souls World
Here is a handy reference to “who’s who” in the All Souls Trilogy. Please note: if you haven’t read A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night and The Book of Life, this list will contain spoilers.
A historian of alchemy who teaches at Yale University. Her alma maters include Bates College and New College, Oxford. She prefers tea to coffee, and her favorite food is pizza. When she’s not in the library, she might be found on the river in a quite long, very narrow boat. Daughter of Rebecca and Stephen, and wife of Matthew Clairmont. She also happens to be a witch, and a weaver.
Also known as Matthew de Clermont and Matthew Roydon, Matthew is the son of Ysabeau de Clermont and husband of Diana Bishop. He is a geneticist, vampire, and fellow of All Souls College at Oxford University. His educational credentials are too extensive to list here. In addition to working in his laboratory, Matthew enjoys reading books written by old friends and collecting wine.
Australian daemon, fashion designer, Congregation member
The ‘vampire king’ of Elizabethan London
Young witch that Diana and Matthew adopt in 1591
Matthew Clairmont’s brother, son of Philippe de Clermont
Matthew Clairmont’s son
Matthew’s wife in the sixth century, before he was made a vampire.
ancestor of Diana Bishop, hanged in Salem in 1692
English poet, playwright and also a member of the School of Night, Marlowe is a daemon and one of Matthew’s best friends in 1590-1591.
Professor at Yale, Diana’s friend.
Gallowglass’s friend in 1591
Venetian vampire, member of the Congregation
English alchemist, living in Prague in 1591
Queen of England: monarch during Diana and Matthew’s time in England
Partner of Sarah Bishop
Husband of Verin de Clermont
Son of Hugh de Clermont
Former pope, neighbor of the de Clermonts, Congregation member
Classicist from Bryn Mawr. Was in league with Peter Knox
The leader of Diana’s London coven. A weaver, like Diana.
Matthew’s best friend, former fellow of All Souls, and a financial genius
An English aristocrat and Matthew’s friend in 1590-1591, Henry Percy is not yet known as ‘the Wizard Earl’ when Diana meets him. Percy is a man with a formidable education, an impeccable lineage, and a generous heart.
orphan that Diana and Matthew adopted in London in 1591
Rabbi in Prague, 1591
Daughter of Ysabeau de Clermont
Daughter of Sophie and Nathaniel Wilson
Matthew Clairmont’s son. A physician and scientist.
English poet and alchemist, friend of Diana in 1590-1591
Matthew’s scientific colleague in Oxford
Son of Agatha Wilson, Marcus’s friend
Member of the Congregation
Husband of Ysabeau de Clermont, and former head of the de Clermonts
Employee of Sotheby’s. Romantically involved with Marcus Whitmore.
Diana Bishop’s mother. Married to Stephen Proctor.
Aunt of Diana Bishop and partner of Emily Mather
Finnish witch who captured Diana Bishop. Congregation member.
Librarian at the Bodleian Library, Oxford
Nathaniel Wilson’s wife, and mother of Margaret Wilson (witch)
Diana Bishop’s father. A weaver, like his daughter.
An English mathematician and Matthew’s friend in 1590-1591, he’s a member of that group of radicals and free-thinkers, the School of Night. Like Marlowe, he is a daemon. But instead of imagining daring deeds and lost loves, Harriot is interested in mysteries of nature–especially those found in mathematics and the stars.
The latte-loving daemon with the mis-matched eyes in the Bodleian Library
Daughter of Philippe de Clermont and wife of Ernst Neumann
English mariner and member of the School of Night, he’s one of Matthew’s close friends in 1590-1591. A poet, historian, and adventurer, Raleigh was one of the most admired–and envied–men of his time.
Mother of Matthew Clairmont and wife of Philippe de Clermont