The Tudor Era is the true "Golden Age" of British Falconry. This was an age of culture - the age of the "Renaissance man" - a time when the individual was expected to be a master in all the arts, such as dancing, martial arts, hunting and falconry, astrology, mathematics, languages, and more! All studies were intertwined and combined to create a social class of highly educated nobles who pursued falconry with the same zeal with which they practiced other arts.

The Tudor age stretched from 1485, when Henry VII took the throne by conquest, until 1603, with the death of Queen Elizabeth I.



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