Ely, 1643, and England is convulsed by civil war, setting King against Parliament and neighbour against neighbour.
As the turmoil reaches her family home in Ely, 19-year-old Bridget Cromwell finds herself at the heart of the conflict.
With her father’s star on the rise as a cavalry commander for the rebellious Parliament, Bridget has her own ambitions for a life beyond marriage and motherhood.
And as fractures appear in her own family with the wilful, beautiful younger sister Betty, Bridget faces a choice: to follow her heart, or to marry for power and influence, and fight for a revolution that will change history
Miranda writes about the historical background to her previous book, about Bridget’s sister, in Oliver Cromwell’s daughter Frances, the ‘puritan princess’.