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The System of the World Characters & Character Analysis

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Characters

Will Comstock

Born on an estate in Connecticut, Will has recently moved to England, where he has found a home in the West Country. He is a moderate Tory whose title, Earl of Lostwihiel, Lord Warden of the Stannaries, was created by Queen Anne to populate the House of Lords with Tories. He is the grandson of John Comstock, the Earl of Epson. Young and forward thinking, Will rambles about hierarchy and is old-fashioned. His clothing is outdated and he wears many chains around his neck. In 1714, he is 23 years old and classed as an alchemist.

John Comstock

John Comstock is a Tory nobleman who fought against Cromwell in the middle of the previous century and, after the restoration, came back to England and helped found the Royal Society. Subsequently, John was disgraced and forced to retire from public life, partly through the machinations of his distant cousin and...

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