‘What a compelling read! Nancy Goldstone has brought to life the four female Stuarts in all their tragic glory’ Amanda Foreman Valentine’s Day 1613. Elizabeth Stuart the sixteen-year-old granddaughter of Mary Queen of Scots marries Frederick V a German count and ally of her father James I of England. In just five years a terrible betrayal will ruin ‘the Winter Queen’ as Elizabeth will forever be known imperil the lives of those she loves and launch a war that lasts thirty years. In a sweeping narrative encompassing political intrigue illicit love affairs and even a murder mystery Nancy Goldstone tells the riveting story of a queen in exile and of her four defiant daughters.