Katherine - Study Guide Part Three 1371/Thirteen Summary & Analysis

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At the new home of the Duke of Lancaster, three noble men discuss who, of John's family, is the better or more courageous knight. John's brother, Edward, is apparently ill and has lost a male child. We learn that the duke may be interested in marrying the Queen of Castile, Costanza, even though she is not currently on the throne.

Perhaps John is hoping to rule Castile, and overthrow the bastard king who dethroned King Pedro. He has a dream of being in the same cathedral where he celebrated his victory at Najera, as well as the birth of his son, but in the dream he is wearing the golden crown of Castile. Nirac tells John that the Infanta Costanza was looking shabby; that she is bony, flat-chested and wears a hair-shirt to remind her of her father. His description is not appealing...

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