The Autobiography of Henry VIII: With Notes by His Fool, Will Somers: A Novel Summary
Margaret George

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The Autobiography of Henry VIII: With Notes by His Fool, Will Somers: A Novel Summary

The book opens with a series of letters between Will Somers - the "fool" from Henry VIII's court - and Catherine Knollys. The two are apparently well acquainted, and Will gives Catherine the news that she is the illegitimate child of Henry VIII. Catherine is angry and denies that it is true. Will counters that Catherine is "prejudiced and stupid." Though she says she doesn't want the journal, Will sends it anyway.

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