The debut children's novel from historian Lucy Worsley is an exciting and charming glimpse behind the scenes of the Tudor court.
I would often wonder about my future husband. A knight? A duke? A stable boy?
Eliza Rose Camperdowne is young and headstrong, but she knows her duty well. As the only daughter of a noble family, she must one day marry a man who is very grand and very rich. But Fate has other plans. When Eliza becomes a maid of honour, she's drawn into the thrilling, treacherous court of Henry VIII ...
Can a girl choose her own destiny in a world ruled by men? Eliza's family isn't as wealthy as it once was. And she is well aware that her duty is to marry well in order to repair the Camperdowne fortunes.
Eliza Rose will provide a rewarding and illuminating story for teen and tween readers. There are some mature themes, which are handled sensitively.
Dr Lucy Worsley is Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces and opened The Portland Collection in 2016.
- 353 pages