The king's bower, lower chamber

Then could be seen in the dead body the glory of a soul departing to God. For the flesh of his face blushed like a rose, the adjacent beard gleamed like a lily, his hands, laid out straight, whitened, and were a sign that his whole body was given not to death but to auspicious sleep. And so the funeral rites were arranged at the royal cost and with royal honour, as was proper, and amid the boundless sorrow of all men, they bore his holy remains from his palace home into the house of God.--Vita Ędwardi Regis

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