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The Other Boleyn Girl Chapter Summary & Analysis - Spring 1523 Summary

Philippa Gregory
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Spring 1523 Summary

It appears the queen might be pregnant since she has missed her "courses". In her chamber, she prays ardently for a son. The king has begun to ignore Mary and the queen had begun to feel radiant. However, the queen's maids reveal that she has begun to sweat profusely, and that menopause has commenced instead. Anne sings a duet with the king and quietly tells him of the queen's condition. Her final inability to bear him a son and her failure to tell him herself makes Henry sad and angry, and he banishes the queen to her chambers.

Henry and Mary again become inseparable, and their relationship is openly known in the court and throughout London. He has lavished her with expensive gifts, her sister Anne now wearing Mary's remade hand-me-downs. The king names his new warship after her and wants her to launch it, making it...

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