Catherine de Medici reluctantly becomes an unwanted and unloved wife to the son of the King of France. After seeing her husband with his lover she is set on revenge, making her the most despised woman in France.
THE ITALIAN WOMAN
Loved by few and feared by many, Catherine de' Medici was married to King Henri of France. After his death she became a most powerful figure at the French Court. Upholding her son's rights as civil war raged, one of her most fervent enemies was Jeanne D' Albret, Queen of Navarre, and a Hugenot supporte.
THE THISTLE AND THE ROSE
Margaret Tudor, daughter of Henry VII is forced to marry James IV of Scotland as part of a peace treaty. Unexpectedly she falls in love with James, but neither the marriage or the peace last. When her husband is killed in battle, Margaret knows, once again, that her destiny is not in her own hands.