At Caldicot Castle and Lamphey Palace, Margaret Beaufort must put aside childhood to acquire the dignity of a Countess and despite her tender years produce Richmond with a son and heir.
While Edmund battles to restore the king’s peace, Margaret quietly supports his quest; but it is a quest fraught with danger.
As the friction between York and Lancaster intensifies Margaret, now fourteen, is widowed and turns for protection to her brother-in-law, Jasper Tudor. Two months later at Jasper’s stronghold in Pembroke, Margaret gives birth to a son whom she names Henry, after her cousin the king.
As the struggle between York and Lancaster continues Margaret, now married to Henry Stafford, fights for admittance to the court of the victorious Edward IV of York and his unpopular queen, Elizabeth Woodville.
The old Lancastrian king and his heir are dead, leaving only Margaret’s son, the exiled Henry Tudor, with a tenuous claim to the throne. York’s hold on England is strong and his royal nursery replete, with two small princes securing their line. But Edward and Elizabeth’s magnificent court hides a dark secret, a deception that threatens the security of the English throne … and all who lust after it.
In 1483, with the untimely death of the King, Margaret finds herself at the heart of chain of events that threaten the supremacy of York, and will change England forever.