The Other Boleyn Girl - Spring 1533 Summary & Analysis

Philippa Gregory
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Spring 1533 Summary

Henry and Anne are married by the Archbishop Cranmer, who agreed Henry's marriage to Katherine has always been null and void.

While Katherine is writing appeals to the Pope, Henry passes a law that English disputes can only be tried in English courts, with no legal appeal to Rome. Mary now cynically views English justice as Henry's whim, the church as Henry's treasury, and the Privy Council as Henry and Anne's favorites.

Katherine's existence is not acknowledged in the court. Mary finds out her uncle has discouraged William Stafford from returning to court.

She has an epiphany that puts loyalty to her self above her loyalty to her family name. She gets a horse from the stable and journeys alone to Stafford's farm, depending upon the kindness of people along the way for food and rest. When she arrives at William's, she declares that money means nothing...

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