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Charles Trenton, also known as Enoch Arden and Robert Underhay, is a major antagonist of Agatha Christie's 1948 Hercule Poirot novel, Taken at the Flood. He is the first victim in the novel, and one of the story's two central victims along with Rosaleen Cloade.
He was portrayed by Tim Woodward in Agatha Christie's Poirot.
Charles Trenton was a professional fraud who was a second cousin of Frances Cloade, whom he conspired with to blackmail Rosaleen Cloade and David Hunter. Using the name Enoch Arden, he claimed to be Rosaleen's first husband, Robert Underhay.
It was stated by Robert Underhay himself, according to Major Porter, was that he would rename himself as the poetry figure of Enoch Arden if he got married. Charles stole this identity and attempted to blackmail Rosaleen using the evidence of her adultery.
However, he was later found dead near his fireplace. His death had first been believed to be murder, but it turned out that he had been killed accidentally by Rowley Cloade, who tried to negotiate with him but with no avail. Poirot later uncovered the true identity of "Arden" and discovered, that after accidentally killing him, Rowley faked it to be a murder and framed David for killing "Robert Underhay".