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Birdy!
Major Characters
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Catherine
Lord Rollo
Lady Aslinn
Agnes
Aelis
Uncle George
Robert
Thomas
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Edward
Perkin
Morwenna
Meg
Alf
Shaggy Beard
Ethelfritha
Catherine’s Suitors
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Rolf- Catherine acts like a villager and tells him that
she has lumps and scars on her face. Said he didn’t
want a wife with “wits lacking”
Visitor from Kent- Catherine tells him that
she has money and wants her dowry and her father
throws a pot at him.
Shaggy Beard- attempted to kill Catherine’s
dog, describes him as a pig!
Master Lack Wit- Catherine made herself
look bad at the dinner table. Mouse bones in hair and
dirt on her nose.
Baron Fulk- Beats Lord Rollo at chess, Catherine
sets fire to the privy with him in it.
 Stephen-Shaggy Beard’s son whom Catherine
ends up marrying.
Character Relationships
Lord Rollo and Lady Aslinn
Edward
Catherine
Uncle George
Thomas
Robert
married
Ethelfritha
Aelis
Meg
married
Alf
married
7-year old
duke(when he
died who did
Aelis marry??)
Major Events
Catherine gets to see her first hanging
 What happened with the Jews?
 Why does Edward want Catherine to
start a diary?
 Why does Catherine keep sending suitors
away?
 Catherine’s mother gets pregnant
 Catherine ends up marrying Stephen
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Important Quotes
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“You are so much already, little bird. Why not cease your
fearful pounding against the bars of your cage and be
content?”
 Lady Aslinn
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“Daughters and fish spoil easily and are better not kept.”
 Lord Rollo
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“Beauty and rainbows soon pass away.”
 Morwenna
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“No, sir. Oh, no. She is a goodly lady, given that her wits are
lacking and he back stooped. Mostly she is gently and quiet,
when she is not locked up. And the pits on her face are
much better now.”
 Catherine
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“You are lucky, Little Bird, for you have wings, But you must
learn to master them.”
 Madame Joanna
Vocabulary
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Betrothal
Suitor
Serf
Vellum
Abbot
Gallows
Dowry
Martyrs
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Desloate
Distress
Giddy
Romantic
Excess
Joust
Pagan
Putrid

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