The Queen's Fool - Spring and Summer 1554 Summary & Analysis

Philippa Gregory
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Spring and Summer 1554 Summary

Elizabeth resided once more at Queen Mary's castle, but she was unattended and disgraced. Hannah went between Mary and Elizabeth, waiting on both, and loving each for different reasons. Mary spent many hours agonizing over whether or not to send Elizabeth to her death for treason against the crown. Although her advisers encouraged it, and Mary had many reasons to be distrustful of Elizabeth, she still found her execution difficult to proclaim. Queen Mary made sure that Elizabeth was kept in check. Elizabeth felt Mary's displeasure daily via her utter loneliness.

In March Hannah received a letter from her father stating that he was ill and begging her to visit. Upon her arrival Hannah discovered that he was not ill but that he was packing the printing shop and moving to France. He expected religious persecution to follow the Queen's marriage and he...

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