The Queen's Fool Setting & Symbolism

Philippa Gregory
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England

England is the primary location for the novel.

Spain

Spain and England are allies in the novel. Queen Mary marries Prince Philip from Spain. Spain is also Hannah's homeland (from where she moved to England).

France

Spain and England join forces and wage war against France.

London

The English Royal Palace is located in the city of London.

The Tower

Political prisoners await punishment in the notorious tower.

Hundson

During King Edward's reign when Mary is still ostracized Mary resides at her home in Hundson.

Queen Mary's Confinement Chamber

According to English custom, six weeks before the baby's due date, the expectant queen was to retire to her confinement chamber, attended only by her closest ladies in waiting. Blankets and thick rugs were used to muffle sounds and the Queen was directed to rest and wait for the commencement of labor. She would remain there until six...

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