The Queen's Fool Characters

Philippa Gregory
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Hannah is the main character in Philippa Gregory's novel, The Queen's Fool. At the beginning of the novel Hannah was just a young girl. Her mother had died as a result of the Spanish Inquisition. Hannah and her father had fled Spain and eventually relocated in England. They changed their last name from Verde to Green and kept their identity a secret. The loss of Hannah's mother altered her upbringing. Instead of learning domestic duties Hannah worked beside her father in his print shop. She became well educated and thoughtful. She also became fiercely independent. Hannah ran errands for her father's business. To do so she was dressed in the clothes of a boy. She was safer in that disguise, but it gave her a taste of freedom. Her lack of domestic ability combined with her largely unlimited lifestyle made her reluctant to marry. This was a serious...

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