Happy Thursday everyone! A nice typical fall day outside today. Thank goodness. I was getting fearful fall would never arrive. However, it is here and I'm sipping on my warm apple cider.
Let us have a little teaser of 'Queen's Gambit' by Elizabeth Fremantle.
Page Number: 175
Location: First paragraph
"'With all due respect,' pipes up Hertfold, 'if we show too much leniency we are likely to have more trouble on our hands.'
'Most of these people have been in London for generations. They can't simply be got rid of,'counters Archbishop.
Thank God he is with her. Without Hertford, though, Katherine knows she will struggle to hold her position.
'I will write to the King on the matter,'She says firmly. 'For the present the emigres stay, and any who trouble them will be punished accordingly.'
Hertford will be gone in days. He is needed in France. She will have to sharpen her powers of persuasion with the council. She wonders again what would happen were the King not to return. She would be alone at the helm of England, protector of a child King; it is written in Henry's will. How could she continue this careful balancing act without her husband at her shoulder?"