From her first clandestine marriage, Joan of Kent's reputation is one of beauty, scandal and rumour. Her royal blood makes her a desirable bride. Her ambition and pasion make her a threat. Joan knows what she has to do to survive. The games to play, the men to marry - even of one man will always have her heart. A remarkable story of love and loyalty and of the cost of personal ambition. The story of the woman who would ultimately wield power as the mother to ten-year-old King Richard II, from the shadows of the throne.