The Constant Princess - Winter 1503 Summary & Analysis

Philippa Gregory
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Winter 1503 Summary

Having been widowed for almost a year, Catalina still waited in Durham Palace, though Dona Elvira is not patient. The king and queen are expecting a child and Catalina is sewing a layette for the baby in hopes of gaining their favor. Dona Elvira suggests that if the child is a boy, Catalina will simply be sent home. Then they receive news that the queen has given birth to a boy who died, and the queen has also died.

After a few weeks in mourning, Catalina is summoned to court to dine with the royal family. Harry—as the only heir to the throne—is protected and pampered. He is not sent away to learn to run Wales as Arthur had been, not allowed to participate in anything that might be dangerous, and given all the best food and care available...

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