Elizabeth of Lancaster
Sister. Wife. Traitor.
One betrayal is all it takes to change history…
June, 1380: Elizabeth Plantagenet – seventeen years old, spoilt, headstrong, fun-loving and intelligent — is about to be married. The Earl of Pembroke is an advantageous choice for all concerned, except Elizabeth, as the Earl is only eight years old.
June, 1386: Scandalously pregnant by Sir John Holland, Duke of Exeter, whilst still married to the Earl, Elizabeth is hastily married again. As half-brother to King Richard II, Sir John is a man known to all for both his charm and self-interested scheming.
Soon Elizabeth is drawn into the heart of a dangerous rebellion with her brother, King Henry IV, on one side, and her husband on the other. As tensions become a matter of life or death, Elizabeth is presented with an impossible choice of where to give her loyalty…
“One of the best writers around... she outdoes even Philippa Gregory.” — The Sun
“Extremely compelling historical fiction.” — Cosmopolitan
“…packed with powerful emotions and tumultuous unfolding of an affair that changed the course of royal history, this is a novel in which to enjoy the past in all it rich colour and dramatic detail…” — Lancashire Evening Post
“Anne O'Brien has joined the exclusive club of excellent historical novelists.” — Sunday Express