In the glittering seventeenth century courts of France and England, Frances Stuart captured the hearts of Louis the Fourteenth, Charles the Second, and James the Second. She rejected them all and graced England’s coins for generations as the model of Britannia, an enduring symbol of Britain’s independent spirit.
“Jefferson’s intoxicating first novel superbly draws readers into the mischief and maneuverings, loyalties and treacheries, and lust and hostility of powerful 17th century kings and scheming court sycophants…this is an exciting, solid debut.”
—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
“Jefferson fictionalizes the life of a little-known—yet exceedingly familiar—historical figure in her authentically detailed debut. This small leap from the Tudors is a must-read for Alison Weir–Philippa Gregory fans.”
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