At sixteen, Elizabeth Howard envisions a glorious life as lady-in-waiting to the future queen, Catherine of Aragon. But instead, she is forced to marry Thomas Boleyn, a wealthy commoner, and stagnate in the countryside while her husband pursues his ambitions. There, she raises Mary, George, and Anne, while entertaining a string of admirers. When Henry VIII takes the throne, Thomas brings his highborn wife to London, and Elizabeth indulges in lavish diversions and catches the lusty king's eye. But those who enjoy Henry's fickle favor must also guard against his wrath. For although they are at the pinnacle of power, the Boleyn family's fortune may be turning...
Great Britain -- History -- Henry VIII, 1509-1547 -- Fiction.
Women -- England -- Social conditions -- 16th century -- Fiction.