Study Guide

The Other Boleyn Girl Chapter 4

By Philippa Gregory

Chapter 4

Winter 1522

  • It's Christmastime in the court, and on every night of Christmas, Mary gives herself to Henry.
  • Henry takes Mary to a shipyard to show her a half-built warship.
  • Henry has a sketch made of Mary's face, but he won't say why.
  • After Christmas, Anne discovers that a fortuneteller told Henry that Katherine would bear him a son.
  • So Mary won't be seeing Henry for a while.
  • Mary is upset, but Anne is too busy thinking about only herself.
  • Anne has designs on marriage with Percy of Northumberland, who has been flirting with her for a while.
  • Percy's a terrible poet, but Anne loves him anyway.

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