It was perjury plain and simple, but no one was going to seriously question the crown’s witness. The entire affair, and that term is chosen advisedly, was orchestrated by the king. The queen had grown to be a liability, and there were fresher flowers to be picked at court. So the queen’s own bodyguard gave testimony, and as the lies and half truths were uttered – his words cut deeper than a knife. Deeper than a knife indeed, for soon the young queen would have a date with the Headsman.