The Boleyn Inheritance Setting & Symbolism

Philippa Gregory
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Cleves

Cleves is the region of Germany where Anne of Cleves resides. It is a critical region for King Henry due to its strategic position among the other European countries. He marries Anne to ensure that he will have allies in the region in case England comes under attack from France and/or Spain. When the duke of Norfolk makes a visit to France, they realize Cleves is no longer as important as it once was. That, and the fact that Henry is in love with a young girl, gives him the motivation to set Anne aside and not have her crowned as Queen of England.

Hampton Court

The palatial mansion where the court spends spring and the Easter holidays. The King's court goes on progress and stays at various castles and palaces throughout England.

Rochester

A palace in England where the king's court spends Christmas and winter...

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