Study Guide

The Romance of Tristan Characters

By Béroul

Tristan

Here he is, folks. Medieval knights don't get much better than this.As a knight, Tristan is...

Yseut the Fair

Yseut's full title, "Yseut the Fair," should tell you a little something about her. Yup: she's a...

King Mark

Poor King Mark. All he wanted to do was marry a nice girl and live happily ever after. Or, at...

Brangain

Despite her initial screw-up – giving the love potion to Tristan and Yseut by mistake...

The Three Barons

Mark's three "wicked" barons, Godwin, Ganelon, and Denoalan, are the power behind the throne in...

Frocin

Frocin is the "wicked" dwarf who seems to have it in for Tristan and Yseut: it's he who leads...

King Arthur

When Yseut decides to clear herself of the charge of adultery, she insists on having Arthur and...

Governal

Governal is the tutor Tristan's father employs to teach Tristan "all the warlike and peaceful...

Yseut of the White Hands

Yes, folks, that's right: this story features two Yseuts, both of them beautiful princesses who...

Ogrin

The hermit Ogrin is the conscience of The Romance of Tristan. He represents the views of the...