The Constant Princess - Greenwich Palace, May 1510 Summary & Analysis

Philippa Gregory
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Greenwich Palace, May 1510 Summary

Katherine sends for Henry, who knows it must be bad news. She tells him there wasn't a child after all and he says that everyone will think he's a fool. She reminds him that they've had a child and so can have another. He asks if God is punishing them and Katherine says her heart is clear, a thought Henry echoes. That night, Katherine prays sincerely. She says that she made a deathbed promise that she felt was for the good of England, for Arthur, for her mother, and for herself. She now sits quietly for an hour, listing for God's anger. When she doesn't hear it, she assumes that she's been correct in her actions and that she will proceed.

Upon her return to court, Katherine notes a difference in Henry. He doesn't rush to kiss her when...

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