The Queen's Fool - Winter 1554 Summary & Analysis

Philippa Gregory
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Winter 1554 Summary

Most of the English army could not be raised in a timely manner, and of those that were available, many were unsure of their allegiances. Mary tried a different tactic. She personally went out into London and asked the people to rise up and defend her. She reassured them that her intended marriage would not result in the annexing of England by Spain. Instead, she hoped to provide an heir for the citizens of England. Much appeased, the citizens fought back the rebels and kept Queen Mary safe. Following the second uprising against her, Mary was forced to punish the traitors more severely. The rebel soldiers were sacrificed on scaffolds throughout the city. Lady Jane still awaited punishment in the Tower and now Elizabeth's guilt needed to be assessed as well. Mary sent Hannah to visit Elizabeth. She hoped Hannah's gift of sight might lend some valuable...

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