Do you think that the inclusion of Dot's story along with Katherine's weakened or strengthened the story?
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I truly enjoyed the character of Dot and although I have read about Katherine Parr in other stories, I had never heard about Dorothy Fountain/Fownten. She brought another element to the book, as an outsider seeing what the court life was really like. I felt it strengthened the story because she was in a sense like the reader at the beginning, watching all of these things play out-learning about the intrigues and calculated games to gain power and position. She helped draw the reader in.
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I felt that Dot's story strengthened the narrative. It was a behind-the-scenes peek at the Tudor court and Dot also served as something of a Greek chorus for the Queen. In many ways she saw people more truly how they were than the Queen did. Plus her parallel search for love was a nice touch.
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