So Elizabeth's chief advisor, Cecil, devises a plan in which Mary will live under guard with his trusted accomplice: Bess of Hardwick. Bess is a self-made woman, a shrewd survivor. She is newly married to her fourth and most distinguished husband, the Earl of Shrewsbury.
But what marriage can withstand the charms of Mary? Or the threat of rebellion that she always carries?
©2008 Philippa Gregory Ltd; (P)2009 Isis Publishing Ltd
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