Alison Weir recounts one of the greatest and most remarkable love stories of medieval England. It is the extraordinary tale of an exceptional woman, Katherine Swynford, who became first the mistress, and later the wife, of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster
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"Fast-paced, lively and boldly coloured, Weir's book gives us a vivid portrait of courtly life"
Sunday Times||"Weir combines high drama with high passion while involving us in the domestic life of a most remarkable woman in an equally remarkable book"
Scotland on Sunday||"Gripping...immaculately researched"
Daily Telegraph||"Highly enjoyable"
Literary Review||"Weir's sound scholarship and storyteller's gift for rich, telling detail constantly engages and enthrals the reader"