The first of Jean Plaidy's much-loved Tudor series.
Jean Plaidy, one of the preeminent authors of historical fiction for most of the twentieth century, is the pen name of the prolific English author Eleanor Hibbert, also known as Victoria Holt. Jean Plaidy's novels had sold more than 14 million copies worldwide by the time of her death in 1993.
"Plaidy excels at blending history with romance and drama" New York Times "Plaidy, by the skilful blending of superb storytelling and meticulous attention to authenticity of detail and depth of charaterization has become one of the country's most widely read novelists." The Sunday Times "Full-blooded, dramatic, exciting" The Obsever "One of England's foremost historical novelists" Birmingham Mail "It is hard to better Jean Plaidy ... both elegant and exciting" Daily Mirror