Frances Gorges was accused of witchcraft – and she survived.
But if her torturers at the court of King James discover she is pregnant with the child of Tom Wintour, her lover executed for his part in the Gunpowder Plot, it will mean certain death.
Then Frances is offered an escape: marriage. She will not be expected to sleep with her new husband, only to give up the cause for which Tom died.
But even when she is surrounded by the venomous dangers of life at court, Frances finds old loyalties hard to deny…