This is the captivating true story of the young Elizabeth I, as she struggles to survive the treacherous world of Tudor England.
After the death of her father, Henry VIII, a young Elizabeth journeys to London to live with her father's widow, Katherine Parr, and her new husband, Thomas Seymour, brother-in-law to King Edward.
Surrounded by malicious whisperings of her late mother's witchcraft, Elizabeth is desperate to escape suspicion and discover the truth about her mother.
A young stranger asserting Anne's Boleyn's innocence sends her on search a that takes her on a dangerous midnight journey to Bedlam, the hospital for the insane, to meet her mother's former lady-in-waiting.
This encounter changes the way she views her mother - and herself.
Meanwhile, at home, Elizabeth's reputation is increasingly under threat, as her stepfather, Thomas Seymour makes unwanted advances toward her.
Her stepmother witnesses a kiss and Elizabeth is sent back to Hertfordshire in disgrace.
Here she falls seriously ill and rumours abound that she is hiding a pregnancy.
When Thomas Seymour is arrested for treason in a plot to overthrow King Edward, Elizabeth is implicated by association.Now it is up to her to defend her integrity - and her life. ..From the author of the best-selling Raven Queen comes a new masterpiece of historical fiction.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/07/2011
- Category: Historical
- ISBN: 9781409527411