Tilly lives in turbulent times. It's the 1550s; when Queen Mary ousts Lady Jane Grey to win the throne, her executioners are kept busy. Even Princess Elizabeth is imprisoned in the Tower. As Tilly watches the plots and politics of the Tudor court unfolding, she waits for her chance to deliver...
Tilly: The Physician's daughter and the main character.
Queen Mary: Mary is Catholic and will often burn priests and other people if they refuse to become a Catholic. She was often called Bloody Mary. When Elizabeth was becoming more popular than she was, she imprisoned her. Tilly will have to be careful to keep her head on her shoulders.
Tom: Tilly's friend who works in the Royal Menagerie. Tilly's parents strongly disprove of him. Sal also likes him.
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