The Other Boleyn Girl - Winter 1522 Summary & Analysis

Philippa Gregory
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The merry court has moved to Greenwich and is celebrating Christmas with twelve days of elaborately planned activities. Every day an artistic pudding of marchpane is served. The king and queen never stop smiling, although Queen Katherine is not looking well.

Mary still goes to the king's bed at night, but always returns before morning, lest any of the court's visiting foreign ambassadors, including the disapproving Spanish ambassador, should see her. The king makes a point to dine and sleep with his own wife once a week. Their brother George, who is in service to the king, seems to always be with his sisters, and is the king's appointed escort who takes his sister to the king's bedroom, and returns her to her chambers.

However, when a soothsayer tells Henry that the queen may conceive a son during Christmas, he goes to the queen's bed for all...

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