Friar Broggle was a male Redwall Abbey squirrel, the husband of Fwirl, and the father of Sister Rosabel. He had a bad stutter until Boorab the Fool taught him to sing, which cured him, though it returned occasionally when he was nervous. In time, he would develop a fine tenor voice, and would sing as often as possible. He worked as a kitchen assistant, then succeeded Friar Bobb as the Abbey's Head Cook. He was skilled with a needle and thread as well as a kitchen knife.