A dramatic recreation of the lives of two of the most famous women in history, Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I.
'Twas a dangerous game to play upon a King, I knew, but I had little choice. And so it began with Henry making his advances...
It is 1560 and Elizabeth I, newly crowned, is given a secret diary written in the hand of her mother, Anne Boleyn. Elizabeth knew nothing of her mother except her official history: that she was an adulterer, a traitor, and deserved to die. She now learns the truth about her mother's fierce determination, her hard-won knowledge of a world ruled by ruthless men, and her deep love for the daughter taken from her shortly after her birth.
As Anne's story unfolds, Elizabeth, a passionate young woman at the centre of power, finds in them an echo of her own drama - and makes a resolution that will change the course of history.