Elizabeth of York, her life already tainted by dishonour and tragedy, now queen to the first Tudor king, Henry the VII.
Joan Vaux, servant of the court, straining against marriage and motherhood and privy to the deepest and darkest secrets of her queen.
Like the ravens, Joan must use her eyes and all her senses, as conspiracy whispers through the dark corridors of the Tower.
Through Joan’s eyes, The Lady of the Ravens inhabits the squalid streets of Tudor London, the imposing walls of its most fearsome fortress and the glamorous court of a kingdom in crisis.
Joanna writes about the historical background to her novel in her Historia feature Finding Joan Vaux, an unusual Tudor woman. And in What’s in a Date? she looks at the importance of certain key dates – and the careful manipulation of some of them – were to Henry VII.