Mary flees court, along with George, to be at Hever with her children.
Anne soon arrives, but she is sick with the sweat. She is quarantined until she recovers.
Back at court, William, Mary's husband, gets sick and dies. R.I.P. William, we hardly knew thee.
As much as Mary liked rolling around in the sack with William, she is happy to be free of him. She hopes to "escape another husband" (21.71) and be able to live as a "nobody" (21.72) at Hever, with only her children.
George reminds Mary that, as the mother of the king's bastard, she will never just be a nobody.