The TARDIS crew arrive to take in the splendour of the Roman
Empire, amid intrigue, lust, power, oppression, resistance and murder.
Ian, Barbara and Vicki
The city of Byzantium.
None, although this book is set immediately between the cliffhanger to The
rescue and the opening scenes of The Romans.
Pg 7 "I'm John Alydon Ganatus Chesterton."Johnny Chess was first mentioned
Timewyrm: Revelation and appears in The King of Terror, with hints that he
marries Tegan. His middle names are the names of two Thals from The
Daleks. But see Continuity Cock-Ups.
Pg 8 "She held out her black gloved hand. 'Julia,' she said
Franklin and Sgt Robert Franklin were first introduced in The Devil
Neptune (pg 128) and appeared in The Hollow Men and The King of Terror.
Pg 24 "The bottomless chasm of time and space did, seemingly,
bottom after all." This follows on from the cliffhanger ending to The
Pg 27 Reference to Susan.
Pg 29 "You said that about the Aztecs once, remember?" The Aztecs.
Pg 30 "I mean, since Mexico I've..." The Aztecs.
Pg 31 "Her destiny was mapped for her thousands of years before she was
The Myth Makers.
Pg 32 Reference to Susan.
Pg 78 "Or Skaro, for that matter." The Daleks.
Pg 96 "I was eleven when my mother died [...] She was going to call me
The original character outline for The Rescue called the new companion
but this was later changed to Vicki.
Pg 114 "She was grateful that the TARDIS crew had saved her life on
the madman Bennett and his deranged schemes." The Rescue.
Pg 128 "A man being regenerated... Whatever next?" This is just a joke
Doctor's behalf, because a later reference shows that he knows all about
Pg 134 Reference to Daleks and Thals.
Pg 136 Reference to The Aztecs.
Pg 149 "In France and Mexico. On Skaro and Mondas and Cassuragi." The
Terror, The Aztecs, The Daleks and two unknown references (although Mondas
first seen in The Tenth Planet).
"A tavern on Rigel during the Draconian purges." Unknown adventure,
Draconians were first introduced in Frontier in Space.
Pg 150 References to Venusian Opera (Venusian
Lullaby) and Susan.
Pg 154 Her mother dying shortly before she and her father left Earth for
life in 1493. Dido and Koquillion." The Rescue.
Pg 160 "He would live and regenerate and live and regenerate and live
regenerate and,maybe, in two thousand years he would be in the right place
the right time to find an escape route from this alluring, yet primitive,
The Doctor does know of regeneration.
Pg 179 "Forget the Aztecs, the French Revolution, or Marco Polo." The
The Reign of Terror, Marco Polo.
"Because he had collaborated with Shakespeare between draft one
two of Hamlet." City of Death.
Pg 193 Reference to the food machine, seen in the early stories.
Pg 196 "Cursing the dark November evening in London that she and Ian
had decided to investigate their mysterious and unearthly child." An
Pg 202 "Rust Never Sleeps" This chapter title also appears in City of
(for good reason), although its appearance here is a mystery.
Pg 238 "She befriended a Greek woman named Cressida" Is this supposed
older Vicki, post-The Myth Makers? If so, see continuity cock-ups.
Pg 255 Reference to Dido.
OLD FRIENDS AND OLD ENEMIES
Julia Franklin (The Devil Goblins From Neptune).
Johnny Chesterton, although technically this is his one and only appearance. He's been mentioned a lot under the name "Johnny Chess", starting from Love and War.
NEW FRIENDS AND NEW ENEMIES
James, Daniel, Dorcas and Tobias, Christians in Byzantium.
Gemellus, Thalius and General Gaius Calaphilus.