Glozelle

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Titles: Lord Glozelle, General Glozelle (Disney/Walden film character title)

Age: Unknown

Species: Son of Adam, Telmarine

Home: Miraz's castle

Physical Description: A big man

Tools: A dagger

First Appearance: Prince Caspian Ch. 13 (1951)


Appearances

~ Prince Caspian ~ (1951)

Glozelle has just finished eating with Sopespian when he looks up and sees Edmund, Glenstorm, and Wimbleweather coming toward them out of the wood. At first glance they believe it is an attack, but when they see the green branches the party is carrying, they realize it is a parley. Looking into Edmund's kingly face, Glozelle and Sopespian determine he has come not to surrender, but to bring a challenge. They are surprised by this because the Telmarine army is clearly in a superior position. But Glozelle believes that they can use this to their advantage and takes Sopespian aside to suggest that they might be able to get Miraz to accept the challenge. If Miraz wins, then the war would be over, but if he loses, the Telmarine army can still win the war — and Glozelle and Sopespian could then rule Narnia. When Miraz calls them into his tent to ask for advice on the challenge, the two lords cleverly imply that he should refuse it because he is too old and cowardly. This throws Miraz into a rage, goading him to accept the challenge, and he stomps out of the tent after insulting them. Glozelle and Sopespian are pleased with his response to their manipulation. During the duel, Miraz falls on his face, but before he can rise Glozelle and Sopespian rush into the ring, shouting "Treachery" against the Narnians. This starts the Battle of Beruna, and as he enters the fray Glozelle pauses to stab and kill Miraz for his insults.


About Glozelle

Glozelle is a clever and scheming courtier whose first loyalty is to himself. He has no compunctions about manipulating King Miraz for his own ends. It is clear that Miraz would never have accepted Peter's challenge had not Glozelle concocted the plan to profit by Miraz's possible death in battle. Little did Glozelle know that his selfish plans would work in the Narnians' favor. Interestingly, Glozelle is not mentioned again in the story after he kills Miraz. It would seem that he dies in the battle, but Lewis does not make that clear.


Quotes

  • "He that is walking between the Centaur and the Giant has no look of surrender in his face. Who can he be? It is not the boy Caspian." (PC, Ch. 13)
  • "For though I have never been called a coward, I must plainly say that to meet that young man in battle is more than my heart would serve me for. And if (as is likely) his brother, the High King, is more dangerous than he—why, on your life, my Lord King, have nothing to do with him." (PC, Ch. 13)
  • "No man of your Majesty's age would be called coward by any wise soldier for refusing the combat with a great warrior in the flower of his youth." (PC, Ch. 13)


Portrayals

  • Pierfrancesco Favino: Disney/Walden Prince Caspian, 2008

Born: 24 August 1971






  • Frank Lazarus (voice): Focus on the Family Radio Theater, 1999 – 2002


  • Joe McGann: BBC TV series, 1988 – 1990







  • Roger May (voice): BBC Radio Tales of Narnia
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