Katherine - Part Four/Twenty-One Summary & Analysis

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Part Four/Twenty-One Summary

Katherine's status at the Savoy has risen, with her strengthened relationship with the duke. Princess Joan shows new respect for Katherine, who is treated well and now sits next to the duke. Her chair was as magnificent as his. The duke has returned to his normal, fair state of mind, extending only mild punishment to those who rioted. He withdrew the bill that was designed to curtail the citizens' liberties and granted Peter de la Mare a fair trial. The bishop is reinstated by bribing Alice Perrers to convince the king to do so.

On Maundy Thursday, the duke and his children ceremoniously washed the feet of poor paupers and beggars, fed them and gave them silver. John's daughter Elizabeth did a mediocre job, complaining that the peoples' feet stank and that the fleas and lice jumped on her. His son, Henry, tried...

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