Giles witnesses an intimate moment between Henry VII and his queen, Elizabeth of York.
The door opened and a young woman entered. A tiny, delicate woman dressed in an exquisite kirtle glided across the expanse of the room. The king got to his feet and smiled at her. For the first time I saw Henry in a different light as he took the woman's hand and kissed it with tender devotion.
"Elizabeth," he murmured near to her ear.
Every man in the room watched, on their knees, entranced by the queen's presence. The pair whispered for a moment, the closeness of their bodies reminding me of my wife and the few happy moments we shared at Somerset Castle.
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