The Other Boleyn Girl - Spring 1529 Summary & Analysis

Philippa Gregory
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Spring 1529 Summary

The king and queen are in a court of law in an unprecedented hearing, in battle over whether their marriage was legitimate. The queen has defied the king's order to dress subtly in public, and is in red velvet, ready for battle. Mary and Anne hide and watch the proceedings.

When she is called to testify, the queen instead rises and kneels before Henry. She asks him what she has done wrong, assuring him that she has been a good wife and that she was a virgin when they were married. This scene is quite out of order for a court, but Katherine is allowed to speak to Henry, and refers her cause to God and the law.

Anne, who still wishes Katherine would die, is clearly threatened by this scene, laughing and crying at the same time. Mary is privately delighted on behalf of the good...

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