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A feisty girl with copper hair was born on a mild summer's day just before the Reform befell England. Margery Parnell and Thomas Bennett were children sneaking sweets during a banquet before their love for each other blossomed. Margery and Thomas fell in love.
Margery Parnell is born during summer to disappointed parents, who were expecting a son to fulfill the role of heir for the Highrell inheritance. Loved by her uncle, Alfred Parnell (Lord of Highrell), Margery is raised to eventually inherit the grounds and land from her uncle. During a banquet, Alfred and Margery Parnell strike up a friendship with Thomas Bennett (junior and senior) and a decade-long friendship begins for the two men and their progenies.
Margery and Thomas' friendship blossoms into a young romance, and they experience all of the bliss a new love brings before the conflict of religion gets in the way.