As the Wars of the Roses draw slowly to a close, England is a place of turmoil. Edward IV is on the throne but his position is unstable and he finds himself challenged by a man who would become Henry VII.
But one woman, a silkweaver to the court and mistress to Richard III, can cut through the turmoil with her clever ways and her pretty smile. Her sister is mistress to Edward IV. Could they hold the keys to power?
And London is turned constantly on its head, with business never sure where to turn, where the favours lie, who is in power from one moment to the next. Vanora Bennett brings to life a time of passions and politics, a time of turmoil and tension, a world in flux and a country up for grabs.