Study Guide

The Other Boleyn Girl Chapter 23

By Philippa Gregory

Chapter 23

Spring 1529

  • A hearing commences to evaluate evidence for and against the validity of the marriage between Henry and Katherine.
  • It's the O.J. Simpson trial of its day. Everyone is riveted.
  • Queen Katherine makes a public plea to Henry, saying that she has always been his "true wife" (23.8) and that she doesn't understand why he wants to split with her.
  • Mary admires the queen and believes she is speaking out for all women. All women except Anne, that is, whom wants the queen dead.

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