Her life is ruled by men of power . . .
King Henry V's beautiful widow, Catherine, is determined to marry Owen Tudor, a Welsh gentleman- at-arms. But her life decisions are not her own, over-shadowed as she is by other, more powerful men who are closer to the Throne. The Duke of Bedford would marry her off to a foreign prince; her son, the King, is a weak child; Henry Beaufort would give his allegiance in exchange for a Cardinal's hat; and the handsome and ambitious Duke of Gloucester, brother of the dead king, openly desires her.