The Other Boleyn Girl - Autumn 1527 Summary & Analysis

Philippa Gregory
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Autumn 1527 Summary

Anne is being treated by all as Queen of England, except when Queen Katherine takes her meals with the king. Mary lives with Anne in her luxurious surroundings as her servant. Anne is under tremendous pressure to keep the king happy, and to not make a move that might betray her fatigue or generate gossip in the court. She is also obligated to hold off Henry's sexual advances as they wait for Wolsey to return with the annulment.

Mary warns Anne that Henry will not tolerate her tantrums.

In a boat race put on for and by the court, the Howard family predictably wins. Wolsey returns without the annulment, forcing Anne to continue to wait. Mary is uncharacteristically kind to her sister and tells her she is doing a good job. Anne, whose control and power is growing, says that Cardinal Wolsey is no longer even allowed...

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