The Other Boleyn Girl - Autumn 1528 Summary & Analysis

Philippa Gregory
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Autumn 1528 Summary

The Pope has sent Cardinal Carpeggio, an Italian theologian, to England to make a determination on the status of Henry's divorce from Katherine.

The Boleyn family is not sure which girl to promote, since Mary may be more appealing now that she is widowed and has Henry's son. However, Anne has recovered from her illness and is determined to rise in the king's favor again, jealous that he has spent the summer with Queen Katherine Princess Mary. She convinces Mary to be with her in court, and returns to seduce the king once more. In return, she is honored and indulged with riches and property, and is back in the king's favor.

Anne informs Mary that she will make sure Mary is taken care of now that William Carey has died. She then crushes Mary's emotions, telling her that, since Mary is now widowed, Anne has adopted...

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