Anne and Louis: Rulers and Lovers
The year is 1501. Europe’s fate rests in the hands of two monarchs at loggerheads.
Anne of Brittany orchestrates the perfect match for her only child by Louis XII, King of France. Her daughter will become the most powerful woman in Europe by marrying the future Holy Roman Emperor.
But when Louis abandons her wishes in favor of having their daughter marry his successor, Anne soon finds herself locked in a political struggle with the fate of Europe hanging between them. Things only get worse when Louis hatches a plan to conquer Italy.
Anne orders him to stay away from Italy, but Louis is determined to gain a foothold there for France. Joining Ferdinand of Spain in a secret pact to divide southern Italy between them, he plans to expand France's empire. But with rivals on all sides and allies he can’t trust, Louis soon discovers that the age of chivalry is over.
As lovers, Anne and Louis are alive with passion. As rulers, they are at each other's throats. Who will prevail?