The Serpent's Tale - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

Diana Norman
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Chapter 6 Summary

As Adelia inspects Rosamund's body, she asks the bishop whey he didn't tell her that Rosamund was fat. As the mistress of the king, Adelia expected Rosamund to be beautiful and thin. The bishop leaves to meet the barge carrying Rosamund's coffin. While Adelia is alone, she tries to determine who would prop Rosamund up in the writing position at her desk and put a crown on her. She also tries to decide why someone would do this.

Adelia finds several letters on vellum paper that are addressed to Queen Eleanor. The letters say the same thing, which is basically that the king loves Rosamund and that she is the true queen. Suddenly, Queen Eleanor and some of her servants appear in the doorway of the room. Queen Eleanor makes fun of Rosamund for being so fat. When Eleanor reads the letters, she...

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