Click on the buttons to find out what was what in Tudor England.
There's a timeline, to show you what happened when, and where The Falconer's Quarry fits in.
Then there are some famous Tudors, a couple of Tudor recipes for you to try, a bit more information about the sinking of the Mary Rose - which happens off-stage in the book - and some useful links to other websites about the Tudors.
Henry's daughter, Mary I
Henry's son, Edward
Henry's third wife, Jane Seymour
Henry's daughter, Elizabeth I
A nice snap of Henry VIII with his family - except that Jane Seymour died when Edward was two weeks old, seven years before this was painted. You may think it's a bit odd to have her in the picture, but as you'll discover in The Shimmer on the Glass, the Victorians wouldn't have thought so.