From #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory, the little-
known story of three Tudor women who are united in sisterhood and yet
compelled to be rivals when they fulfill their destinies as queens.
As sisters they share an everlasting bond; as queens they can break
each otherâ€™s heartsâ€¦
When Katherine of Aragon is brought to the Tudor court as a young
bride, the oldest princess, Margaret, takes her measure. With one look,
each knows the other for a rival, an ally, a pawn, destinedâ€”with
Margaretâ€™s younger sister Maryâ€”to a unique sisterhood. The three
sisters will become the queens of England, Scotland, and France.
United by family loyalties and affections, the three queens find
themselves set against each other. Katherine commands an army
against Margaret and kills her husband James IV of Scotland. But
Margaretâ€™s boy becomes heir to the Tudor throne when Katherine loses
Mary steals the widowed Margaretâ€™s proposed husband, but when Mary
is widowed it is her secret marriage for love that is the envy of the
others. As they experience betrayals, dangers, loss, and passion, the
three sisters find that the only constant in their perilous lives is their
special bond, more powerful than any man, even a king.