Queen Elizabeth's proposed engagement to a Catholic Duke is causing turmoil throughout the kingdom in the gripping new Ursula Blanchard mystery. 1579 Ursula is summoned to court to assist in negotiations for Queen Elizabeth's engagement to the Duke of Alencon. The proposed marriage causes unrest throughout the kingdom - but would someone kill to prevent it? Tensions increase when a prominent nobleman is accused of murder. Ursula is convinced the man is innocent - but can she prove it?.