Mrs. Lintott, whose first name is Dorothy, is a lower-form history teacher at the grammar school, and the only female character who speaks in the play. She is very good at giving the boys a factual grounding in history, but the Headmaster hires Irwin to take charge of the boys’ final year of schooling. He thinks that Mrs. Lintott doesn’t have what it takes to give the boys “polish” for their university interviews. Mrs. Lintott is dry and practical. She is close with Hector, but also critical of him. In one notable monologue, she offers a feminist critique of history, reminding the boys that women are often left to clean up mistakes made by powerful men. At the end of the play, she relays the brief life story of each of the students, and Irwin.