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Miss Eglantine Price
Background information
Feature films Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Television programs
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Portrayed by Angela Lansbury
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Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality Serious, practical, firm, loving, kind, absent-minded
Occupation Witch in Training, spinster
Alignment Good
Goal Trying to become a First Class Witch
Home A little cottage in England
Allies Charlie Rawlins, Carrie Rawlins, Paul Rawlins, Professor Emelius Browne, Cosmic Creepers
Enemies King Leonidas (formerly), Colonel Heller
Likes Order, Hapiness
Powers and abilities Magical abilities
Weapons Book of Spells, enchanted display of old armor and uniforms
Fate Becomes the parental guardian of Charlie, Carrie, and Paul

Miss Eglantine Price is the main protagonist from Bedknobs and Broomsticks. She is a witch in training, and is an inexperienced broom flyer. She was portrayed by Angela Lansbury.

Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Eglantine Price is a patriotic woman who lives during World War II England, and is learning to become a First Class Witch so she can try to do her part in the war. Her father was a soldier in the British army and served with the General of the Old Home Guard at Fimi Ridge, and she in turn was well aquainted with the General through him. She signed up for a Witchcraft Course with Professor Emelius Browne, in which she would receive each course through the mail, despite not receiving the final piece of the spell. At first she was reluctant to take in the three Rawlinns children; Charles, Carrie, and Paul, but seeing as her house was huge and the evacuation of London's children was necessary, she felt she had little choice and decided to take them in temporarily. 

Her spells and magic were made possible with her Poisoned Dragon's Liver, which is the source of a witch's power. The final spell she needed was the power to give life to inanimate objects called "Substitutiary Locomotion" of which the encantation was imbedded on the magical "Star of Asteroth". The Traveling spell she put on the bedknob that was in Paul's possession was actually given to her as a bonus for her taking Professor Brown's Witch College. One of the spells she had the hardest time with was the Toad spell, which resulted in incompete or temperary white rabbits.


Miss Price is extremely headstrong, but also very kind when she wants to be. She tries to treat others with respect when they return the respect. She sometimes has a lack of patience, due to Emelius Browne not giving her answers. Through her adventures with the children and professor Brown, she became a motherly figure and enamored with Professor Brown when his cowardice was shed and his courage was born when the Nazi's invaded Pepperidge Eye. When confronted with danger, she digs in her heels and while frantic, refused to give up, and always has a smart remark or quip.



Media: Bedknobs and Broomsticks | House of Mouse

Characters: Miss Eglantine Price | Professor Emelius Browne | Charlie Rawlins | Carrie Rawlins | Paul Rawlins | Mrs. Hobday | General Teagler | Captain Greer | Bookman | Swinburne | Mr. Jelk | Cosmic Creepers | Nazis | Astoroth | King Leonidas | Mr. Codfish | Secretary Bird | Fisherman Bear | Vultures | Rhinoceros | Crocodile | Hyena | Warthog | Gorilla | Ostrich | Hippopotamus | Kangaroo | Cheetah | Elephant

Locations: Pepperinge Eye | London | Portobello Road | The Isle of Naboombu

Objects: Bedknob | The Star of Astoroth | The Spells of Astoroth

Transportation: Miss Price's Motorcycle | Miss Price's Broom | Major Price's Bed

Songs: The Soldiers of the Old Home Guard | The Age of Not Believing | With a Flair | Eglantine | Portobello Road (song) | The Beautiful Briny | Substitutiary Locomotion | Nobody's Problem | A Step in the Right Direction

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