Who would ever want to harm two young boys aged five and six? When the boys are half brothers to Henry VI, King of England, the list is long and distinguished. A lady in their mother's household flees with the boys to St Frideswide's and asks Dame Frevisse to offer them a haven. Unable to refuse children, she takes them in and conceals them. But as attempts are made on the boys' lives inside St Frideswide's walls, Dame Frevisse realizes that from the ambitious and the wicked there is no sanctuary.… (more)
Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine. The words came to her from the Office of the Dead without bidding. Et lux perpetua luceat eis. Eternal rest give to them, Lord. And perpetual light shine on them. In pace, domina, libera. In peace, my lady, go free.