The White Princess - Greenwich Palace, London, Summer-Autumn, 1492 - Westminster Palace, London, February 1495 Summary & Analysis

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England prepares for war as Brittany battles against France. In September, despite not wanting to, Henry goes to fight. They go on a progress to Kent where Henry tries to show his charm to the crowd. The marriage between Henry and Elizabeth becomes stronger as time passes. They swear an oath to each other; Henry will come back safe and Elizabeth will continue loving him. Later, Henry names six-year-old Arthur as regent of England as Henry leaves for war. However, before the army lands in France, the latter offers a peace treaty.

Henry returns and claims he has the boy. He explains that the pretender prince (just called The Boy by Henry) is being treated as a Lord in French court. As part of the treaty, King Charles agreed to hand the boy over. Elizabeth is...

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