The Boleyn Inheritance - Pages 477 - 493 Summary & Analysis

Philippa Gregory
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Francis and Thomas are accused of presumptive treason for having intercourse with the Queen. The king has called Katherine a "common harlot," while both young men plead innocent, their judge being the Duke of Norfolk. Both men will be hanged and butchered. Anne feels this foreshadows Katherine's fate, as well, but questions why they think a fourteen-year-old girl can make the right judgment.

Taking stock of what she has on Christmas of 1541, Katherine notes the view of her garden from her two rooms, a copy of the Bible and prayer book, a crucifix and a kneeler, plus two maids and a lady to sit with. Thomas was beheaded. It has been only one year since she was a married Queen and now is in her worst state. It is good that Thomas and Francis are both dead, since they cannot now...

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