“Nothing in Frances Howard’s life was simple, and it is possible that we have been utterly wrong about her. Her first marriage took place when she was only 14, and her life played out in the Jacobean court, a place in which those who could not strategise fell by the wayside: a place which, if you tipped it upside down and shook it, would pour out secrets and love affairs and a hundred machinating souls.”
“Beautiful, powerful and ambitious, Frances Howard was the darling of the English court. Then she was accused of witchcraft and tried for murder. Was justice done?” — Katherine Rundell