Then I’m sorry, I don’t know the time period, I assumed it was the 1800’s because it wasn’t specified. Anyway, I was just giving back criticism, and this is the way I do it. I’m honest. And here is a couple more things that I wished to hold back, but do actually feel like this should be said.
While yes, it’s not a real country, the language spoken in the country is English. And all English speaking languages all originated from, well, Europe, the Britain Empire. The only reason that they could be speaking English is if they were colonized by Britain, there’s no other way. And because they were, technically, under British influence (as they had been colonized by the British Empire) the laws regarding anything would’ve been the same. That’s what my train of thought led to.
And whether or not they weren’t happy together, it’s cheating, no way around it. If she were depressed, it was not really noticeable during the story it looked like she was just homesick, then she would’ve, well, should’ve told someone about it. And if you’re in a marriage, even if it’s with someone you don’t like, sooner or later, you’re going to like them. And she said that she ‘miscarried time and time again’, meaning they would’ve had intercourse, time and time again to try to conceive them.
If someone cheated on you, depending on who you are, you could let go fast, or slow. The king, in this example, moved on fast. Why? Because he’s a king, why should he be hung up on one cheating woman, when he had many other more actual willing people to have a relationship with?
Anyway, like I said, I was offering a reader’s, yet still a profession, perspective on what this story is.