Elizabeth the Great - Chapter 21 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 21 Summary

Alenzon returns to England, and Elizabeth agrees to marry him. She has Alenzon bound to her, and she creates conflict between him and the King of France. Parliament demands terms which the French king refuses, infuriating his brother, Alenzon. Elizabeth writes Alenzon that she fears that if she marries him she will not live long. She does not want his love to prove fatal to him, and she will always be his friend. Alenzon is thunderstruck and curses women and English. The envoy arrives from French King Henry III to complete negotiations, and they agree to everything except the return of Calais. Leicester wants to send the Frog Prince back to the Netherlands with money. Elizabeth thinks that if he will forget her for money, he is not worth having.

The queen finds it difficult to rid herself of the Frog Prince. He would rather marry Elizabeth...

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