Richard knows he can no longer avoid battle, but Margaret does not know whose side her husband will support. Meanwhile, Princess Elizabeth's engagement to Henry Tudor leads to divided loyalties in court.
Margaret's hopes of seeing her son, Henry Tudor, on the throne are dependent on the princes in the tower being removed from the line of succession. Meanwhile, Elizabeth belatedly realises that she has made a deal with her enemies attempts to punish them with witchcraft.moreless
An untimely death sparks another fight for the throne, after so many years of peace. Elizabeth finds herself forced into an alliance with Margaret Beaufort.
All is not going well for Elizabeth. Her husband has a mistress, there is a plan to send away the baby she is currently pregnant with and her mother's heart is weakening.
With Lancaster and Warwick back in charge of the English throne, rumours that Edward is returning with an army cause Anne and Margaret of Anjou to sail from France.
Elizabeth becomes more and more troubled, first by the news of the death of Isabel's and George's son and then by a possible alliance between Warwick and France's Margaret of Anjou. With Warwick back in England, with a huge army, Elizabeth flees and Edward must decide whether to join her or stay and fight.moreless
Margaret Beaufort agrees to join with the rebellion against Edward, led by the Earl of Warwick, in order to help see her son on the throne. When the rebellion fails, Elizabeth and her mother use witchcraft to try to prevent Warwick and George fleeing to France.moreless
After a grand coronation, Elizabeth and her mother set about the important task of ensuring their family's security by match-making her brothers and sisters with nobility. But Elizabeth's happiness is short lived and swears revenge on Warwick after discovering he ordered the death of her brother and father. With the Lancastrians stripped of their titles, Margaret Beaufort makes plans for her son, Henry Tudor, to be the next king.moreless
Left penniless, with her husband dead whilst fighting in the service of Lancastrian King, Henry VI, a desperate Elizabeth Woodville knows that the only hope for her and her two children is to catch the eye of the victorious Edward IV, King of York.moreless
A career criminal from London has been released from prison after successfully appealing that Gently had fabricated evidence against him. Now Gently finds himself suspended from duty and under investigation by the Met.moreless
Gently and Bacchus investigate the kidnap of the adopted child of a middle-class couple, and suspect that the child's birth mother might be involved. Their investigations take them into a local Mother and Baby home, uncovering the societal pressure that forces single mothers to give up their children and the lengths to which the adoptive parents were prepared to go to secure a child.moreless
The body of a young socialite is recovered from a car found submerged in the river. The vehicle is registered to a local aristocratic family, and it soon becomes clear that the driver abandoned the vehicle, leaving the girl to drown. The family is determined to protect the position of the eldest son and heir, and Gently and Bacchus find themselves pitched against the Establishment.moreless