The Queen’s Vow
is a work of historical ﬁction. Apart from the well-knownactual people, events, and lo
cales that ﬁgure in the narrative, all names,characters, places, and incidents are the products of the author’s imaginationor are used ﬁctitiously. Any resemblance to actual events, locales,or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.
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