The Boleyn Inheritance - Pages 39 - 49 Summary & Analysis

Philippa Gregory
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Young Katherine is wondering what she'll get for Christmas; she is a self-indulgent child whose parents are gone, and she is afraid of dying a spinster in service to her grandmother. An invitation to be a maid-in-waiting for the new queen gives Katherine the ways and means to reject Francis, but he is not happy, since he considers them married.

Anne is en route to London to take assume her crown. She is overwhelmed by the ostentatious Calais castle, with all its accouterments, servants and finely-dressed noblemen. Lord Lisle wishes her courage as she is cheered by the crowds. They embark on the King's ship with much flourish, but Anne is exhausted and closes herself in to pray. Jane Boleyn is at her service, but Anne is confused, thinking if she is a Boleyn she should be in exile.

Jane is...

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