Why does Katherine ultimately send Elizabeth away? Do you think that she is justified in doing so?
Join Date: 10/15/10
Join Date: 03/07/13
Oh yes, she was justified in doing so. I believe it was for Elizabeth's protection and her own. I know this incident was based on fact and still can't believe she didn't know what was going on, given that Seymour had previously courted Elizabeth.
Join Date: 09/02/13
Join Date: 09/01/11
Join Date: 04/11/12
Join Date: 12/07/12
I think Katherine was trying to protect Elizabeth as well as trying to preserve her relationship with Seymour. Someone like Princess Elizabeth was a pawn in the political game and her perceived purity was saleable on the marriage market. People who had knowledge of this episode must have been in danger from those who were backing Elizabeth.
Join Date: 04/23/12
Katherine sent Elizabeth away as the best solution to a sticky situation. This protected Katherine and Elizabeth both. Any other solution would have been scandalous. Katherine could not risk a scandal.
Join Date: 06/19/12
Katherine sent Elizabeth away for Elizabeth's protection, and for her own. She also wanted to eliminate the possiblity of easy access to Elizabeth for Seymour. The decision was completely justified. It was obvious to her that neither Elizbeth nor Seymour could be trusted.
Join Date: 05/31/11
She was definitely justified in sending Elizabeth away for all the reasons stated above. It is just so unfortunate that she didn't send Thomas away much earlier. For such a seemingly bright, intellectual woman, she sure was dumb when it came to Seymour. Eventually he got his just rewards but Katherine suffered greatly because of him.
Join Date: 09/14/11
Katherine sent Elizabeth away to protect Elizabeth from Seymour and to protect Elizabeth from herself. Seymour's ultimate goal was to possess the maximum amount of power and would do anything to get it, even to ruin the reputation of the girl who would one day be Queen. Katherine was completely justified in her actions.
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