By Alison Weir, abridged by Miranda Davies and read by Janet McTeer,
Produced by Emma Harding."Queen Isabella has gone down in history as an adulteress who was very possibly responsible for the horrific murder of her husband, Edward II.
This new biography revisits the facts of Isabella's life to paint a portrait of an astonishing and much-maligned queen."
Piers Gaveston has been disposed of, but Edward soon falls under the malign influence of another ambitious favourite.
Meanwhile, the outbreak of hostilities with her native France has a devastating impact on Isabella's position and marriage.
Isabella assembles an army in France and prepares to free England from the tyrannical reign of her husband, Edward II.
Isabella and her lover Mortimer are now ruling the country on behalf of her son Edward III.
The deposed Edward II remains in captivity, but with various plots to free him and put him back on the throne, can Isabella and Mortimer afford to keep him prisoner indefinitely?
Isabella's son, the young Edward III, is gaining in maturity and influence.
But there are rumours that his father, the deposed King Edward II, may not be dead after all.