The fifth book in Jean Plaidy's Tudor series telling the tragic stories of two Queens betrayed and beheaded - Katharine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn.
At the decadent French court of King Francois, the young Anne Boleyn grows into an enigmatic and striking woman, a temptation to many courtiers.
But whilst Anne's ambitions are high, she has learned from her sister's unfortunate reputation.
Unlike Mary, Anne refuses to become even a King's mistress. So when Anne returns to the English court of Henry VIII, it is the King who is led a dance by this mysterious young beauty.
Before long Henry is lured away from his stale marriage to Katharine of Aragon.
But the new Queen Anne is not loved by the people, and it is only a matter of time before Henry's patience runs out...