In the year 1546, Suleiman the Magnificent, the feared Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, invites every king in Europe to send a champion to compete in a grand chess tournament.
The English delegation, led by esteemed scholar Roger Ascham and accompanied by his pupil, Bess, journeys to the glittering city of Constantinople.
THE IMPACT ON A YOUNG GIRL
It is not a battle of wits that unfolds before Bess' eyes but barbaric deaths, unimaginable depravity and diplomatic treachery - a terrifying sequence of events that will forever determine how she will perform her future roll...as Queen Elizabeth I.
EVEN A PAWN CAN BECOME A QUEEN
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 1st May 2015
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.3