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Growing up in the shadow of her mother, the infamous Anne Boleyn, young Princess Elizabeth has learnt to be continuously on the watch for the political games played out around her. It is never certain when one might rise in, or precariously fall out of, royal favour.

But when her distant father, Henry VIII, dies, the future brightens for Elizabeth. She is able to set up a home with Henry’s last wife, Katherine Parr, who now has a new husband, Tom Seymour.

Tom, however, is playing a risky game. Marrying a widowed queen is one thing; flirting with the King’s daughter and second in line to the throne is another.

As the adolescent Elizabeth finds herself dangerously attracted to him, tragedy looms ahead for her and the kingdom....

©1948 Margaret Irwin (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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"One of Britain's most accomplished historical novelists. Her love and respect for the past shines through every page." (Sarah Dunant)

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Fantastic Narrator that brought one of my favourite books to life

I was delighted to find this book, I loved it as a child and also had no idea it was part of a series.The narrator is fabulous and plays all the character’s to perfection. I can’t recommend this book enough it’s a great read.

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Young bess

Brilliant audio book love Tudor period narrated brilliant author excellent i am going to start book 2 the captive princess now ☺