|Title||Lord Regent of Narnia|
|Major character in|
|Portrayals in adaptations|
|1988 BBC miniseries: Big Mick|
|2008 Walden/Disney film: Peter Dinklage|
Trumpkin is a fictional character in C.S. Lewis' fantasy novel series The Chronicles of Narnia. Trumpkin is a loyal, but skeptical, dwarf who lives during the reigns of King Miraz and King Caspian X. He is a major character in Prince Caspian, briefly mentioned in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and is a minor character in The Silver Chair.
Trumpkin the dwarf is first introduced in the second published book of The Chronicles of Narnia, Prince Caspian. When he enters the story, he is a leader of the "True Narnian" underground, a group hiding from the Telmarine King Miraz, whose ancestors had invaded Narnia centuries earlier and defeated the "Old Narnians".
When the underground's army is being badly beaten in a siege on Aslan's How, Caspian sounds Queen Susan's magical horn, with hope that it will bring magical help. Trumpkin is sent to the ruins of Cair Paravel to meet any help, should it arrive there. At the ruins he meets ancient kings and queens Peter, Edmund, Susan, and Lucy. He journeys with them to Aslan's How, the military base of the underground. There he meets Aslan, and believes in the "fairy tales" from ages past.
After the war, King Caspian names him Lord Regent of Narnia. He is mentioned in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader as the one who is ruling the country during Caspian's voyage. Half a century later, in The Silver Chair, Trumpkin is an old, deaf dwarf who is again running the country while Caspian is away. Glimfeather the owl brings Eustace Scrubb and Jill Pole to Trumpkin, who gives them lodging in the castle of Cair Paravel. He outlives Caspian and proclaims Rilian, the son of Caspian, as King of Narnia shortly after he returns from the underworld where the Green Lady had been holding him captive.
Trumpkin is known for using alliterative exclamations such as "Tubs and tortoise-shells!", "Beards and bedsteads!", and "Crows and crockery!"
|Big Mick||1989 & 1990||BBC television miniseries|
|Richard Griffiths||1994||BBC Radio broadcast|
|Chris Emmett||2000||Focus on the Family Radio Theater production|
|Peter Dinklage||2008||Theatrical feature film The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian|
- "More Prince Caspian Casting Announcements". NarniaWeb. 2007-02-05. Retrieved 2007-02-05.
- Lewis, C.S. (1951), Prince Caspian, Macmillan, New York
- Lewis, C.S. (1952), The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Macmillan, New York
- Lewis, C.S. (1953), The Silver Chair, Macmillan, New York