Katherine - Study Guide Part Two/Eleven Summary & Analysis

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Katherine travels with the ceremonial funeral process that takes Blanche's body back to her home at Savoy castle. The king is obviously very grieved, after having lost his wife only a short time ago and now the second most powerful woman in England. However, behind him is Alice Pererrs, who is extravagantly dressed and perfumed, faintly smiling. The supper at court was solemn at first, but turned raucous and celebratory, much to Katherine's disgust.

Katherine becomes lost trying to find her assigned room, and asks a friar, William Appleton, to guide her to Beaufort tower. Unable to sleep, Katherine goes to the chapel to be with the body of Blanche, and finds John, duke of Lancaster, prone on the floor, crying. He sends her away, and she prays for him. The duke hides himself away after the interment, and sees nobody except Raulin...

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