The Constant Princess - London, 14th November, 1501 Summary & Analysis

Philippa Gregory
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London, 14th November, 1501 Summary

Catalina and Arthur enter the church on a raised platform so that everyone can see her. King Henry notes that the young couple are now irreversibly bound, regardless of whether Catalina's father should now change his mind. Henry hopes that the marriage will mean that Catalina's father will stand with England against France, prompting peace between England and France. The people of England hold the same hope and hope that a secure line of men to take the throne will follow from this union. Catalina will later say that the alliance benefits Spain as well, halting the spread of France's power. As Henry voices his thoughts to his wife, Elizabeth, he notes she is crying. He admits that he never knows what she's thinking, that she has a strong claim to the throne without her marriage to Henry and...

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