The Reckoning - Chapters 8, Melun, France, August 1273 - 10, Rhuddlan Castle, Wales, October 1274 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 8, Melun, France, August 1273 - 10, Rhuddlan Castle, Wales, October 1274 Summary

In chapter 8, Nell travels to Melun to ask for help from the new King of England, Edward. King Edward agrees that she was mistreated by his father and Edward restores the dower lands from her first marriage. He also advances her two hundred pounds to make up for the lost income she suffered. He does not agree to allow Amaury to return to England. Amaury is still to be arrested for a crime he did not commit if his path crosses Edward's.

Amaury visits Nell and Ellen in Montargis and discovers that his mother is suffering the first stages of dropsy, a fatal condition. Amaury, a papal chaplain, tells Nell that Guy has made penitence to the Pope and has been placed in comfortable confinement as a prisoner of the Church...

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