A Column of Fire Setting

Follett, Ken
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England

England is the first country of the three main settings. In the first section, England is ruled by Bloody Mary, who murders hundreds of Protestants in the name of the Catholic Church. However, with Ned’s help, it becomes Protestant after the ascension of Queen Elizabeth who believes in tolerance among all religions. Unlike Spain and France, England mostly avoided civil war thanks to Elizabeth’s teachers and her advisors. However, they face a war on a much larger scale, as every Catholic country tries to take control of the kingdom. By the end of the novel, Ned believes that England is the most peaceful nation because of Queen Elizabeth.

There are many important locations within England such as Kingsbridge, Hatfield, Richmond Palace, and the Tower of London. However, only two of these locations are explored on a deeper level, as Ned – who is the only narrator that...

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