One of them did it. Which one of them will die for it?
A scandal pervades the Jacobean court.
A popular, much admired couple are imprisoned for murder.
SHE is young and captivating. Rescued from an abusive marriage, she is determined to make a new life with her second husband . . . Whatever the cost.
HE has risen from nothing to become one of the countries most powerful men. But to get to the top, you cannot help making enemies.
Now, a man is dead.
And someone must pay with their life.
Who has the most to lose?
Who is willing to commit murder?
Read more about Frances Howard, the woman at the centre of the scandal, in Elizabeth Fremantle’s article on female poisoners.
Elizabeth also writes about the sexuality of King James I and VI, whose court was rocked by the murder.