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 (sorry, this page doesn't show if you're browsing on a mobile).


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 VIII

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.

"Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real."

Cormac McCarthy

Last updated 22 February 2021  © Julia Edwards

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