The Constant Princess - Katherine, Queen of England, Summer 1509; Westminster Palace, January 1510 Summary & Analysis

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Katherine, Queen of England, Summer 1509; Westminster Palace, January 1510 Summary

In the summer of 1509, Katherine and Henry travel for some two months. Katherine conducts some business but Henry does nothing but enjoy hunting, tennis, boating, and archery. Katherine, never tiring, finds entertainment for her teenage husband, takes over the job of entertaining him, then of managing the kingdom's business. During an archery contest, Katherine tells Henry that if they have a son, she wants to name him Arthur because she believes Henry has created the best court in England since the days of the famed King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. He agrees to the name, "Arthur Henry". A few weeks later, she tells him she is expecting. He sends for the royal doctor but the man can't examine her because no one is allowed to...

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