Katherine - Part Six/Thirty-Two Summary & Analysis

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Part Six/Thirty-Two Summary

Katherine is back in Windsor castle, amidst the political interactions among the highest ranking leaders in Europe. King Richard will take an eight-year-old bride who is a princess of France, and will ratify the treaty of alliance with France which is long overdue. Richard's younger uncle, the duke of Gloucester, would prefer to go on fighting with France and is frustrated with Richard. The duchess of Gloucester has been instructed on the proper way to address Katherine.

Katherine sits next to the King, burdened with gold, jewelry and the heavy jeweled coronet of Lancaster. The king is in white brocade sprinkled with diamonds. The Lancaster marriage had been met with less hostility than expected, and John is considered the last sensible leader in the kingdom, given his nephew's extravagance and contempt for the people. The ladies at court were not tolerant of Katherine's...

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