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Doctor Who: A Brief History of Time Lords was a book intended to be a Gallifreyan history textbook, written and amended through time by its author.

Publisher's summary Edit

The Time Lords are an immensely civilised, and immensely powerful, race. Yet we know very little about them, save that they can live forever (barring accidents) and possess the secrets of space and time travel. Their history has been shrouded in myth and mystery. Until now.

A Brief History of Time Lords unlocks the secrets of this ancient, legendary alien race - a civilisation that inflicted some of its most notorious renegades and criminals on the universe, but was also the benevolent power that rid the cosmos of its most fearsome enemies. Drawn from the ancient records of Gallifrey, and handed down from generation to generation, this remarkable book reveals the Time Lords in all of their guises: pioneers and power-mad conspirators, time-travellers and tyrants, creators and destroyers.

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  • The text on the Master claims that there are many rumours about his fate following Doctor Who. Some state that he was saved inside the Vortex by the mythical Esterath, other saying that he remained trapped in the Doctor's TARDIS, his mental resources transferred into an android, acting as the Doctor's companion or pet. Others said that he was, finally, dead.
  • The section on Salyavin proposes a theory that, due to temporal instablities, the events of his encounter with Skagra unfolded "on at least four occasions, involving at least two different incarnations of the Doctor". This is a reference to the various retellings of TV: Shada'.
  • When listing off the things that the Doctor left Gallifrey with, "the President's daughter" is included alongside Gallifrey's moon. This is a reference towards brief one-off lines included in TV: The Magician's Apprentice and Hell Bent, which reference the Doctor losing "the moon" and stealing the "President's daughter." Alongside this passage is an illustration with all of the other things mentioned to be stolen, and in the place of the President's daughter is an image of Susan Foreman. This would suggest that the President at the time of the Doctor running away from Gallifrey was possibly the Doctor's off-spring. However, the book fails to recognise that the Doctor truly is Susan's grandfather, later going on to mention several stories which suggest that she was not his granddaughter.
  • Susan being referred to as a direct descendant of Rassilon or another founding father is a reference to PROSE: Birth of a Renegade and the suggestion that Susan was taken into the Doctor's care, as refered to in PROSE: Lungbarrow.
  • When describing Susan settling down on Earth, it is stated that she stayed with a human either named Campbell or Cameron. This is a reference towards an alteration to David Campbell's name in PROSE: Doctor Who and the Zarbi, listing it instead as Cameron.
  • When describing possibilities of the Hybrid, there are indirect references to Ashildr, the Bad Wolf, the DoctorDonna, and River Song.

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