Philippa Gregory's fascinating and turbulent novel about the Jacobean gardener and adventurer John Tradescant is abridged by Alison Joseph.
Reader Kevin Whately
Queen Elizabeth is dead and King James has ascended to the throne.
A season of births and deaths.
Tradescant is called into the service of the Duke of Buckingham.
James is dead and Charles has been crowned king.
Tradescant is employed by King Charles and Queen Henrietta Maria.
Tradescant becomes involved in the tulip trade.
The market collapses.
Tradescant makes plans for the future of his family.