Wolf Hall - Part V Summary & Analysis

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Part V, Chapter 1 – Thomas Cromwell does not see Mary Boleyn again in Calais. Before leaving Calais, Cromwell brings on a local boy, Christophe, as a new servant to his household. On January 25, 1533, Henry and Anne take their vows to confirm the contract they made in Calais. Mary later confirms the rush to marry has been because Anne is pregnant. Cranmer tells Cromwell he does not officially know about the new marriage, for the old marriage must still be dealt with. Every conceivable excuse is being concocted. Anne Boleyn, meanwhile, endeavors to have 17-year-old Mary, daughter of Katherine, married to some very old man, and endeavors to have her own sister, Mary, married as well.

Cromwell pushes a bill through Parliament forbidding appeals to Rome, and is granted the office of Chancellor of the Exchequer. Cromwell, meanwhile, arranges marriage between his nephew, Richard, and...

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