She rydeth to the Sowdan on a day,
And seyde hym that she wolde reneye hir lay,
And cristendom of preestes handes fonge,
Repentynge hire she hethen was so longe.
– Geoffrey Chaucer
The Canterbury Tales, The Man of Law’s Tale. The Sultaness proceeds with her deception, riding for a day to her son to tell him that she will renounce Islam and become a Christian. She pretends to repent that she has been a heathen so long.