Merchant : [telling Jack about his father] He was a storyteller and singer and my close friend. He taught me French when I first came here, and I taught him English. The prince, King Henry's son, hired him to sail with him across the channel.
Jack : Prince William?
Merchant : Your father called him the Phoenix Prince because of a ring he wore.
Jack : Was it a signet ring?
Merchant : Cut in the shape of a bird rising from fire. Prince William was accompanied by his wife and many people of his court, including your father, and they were never seen again.
Jack : That was the White Ship. It was the ship that sunk with Prince William, King Henry's heir.
Aliena : I thought no-one survived that sinking?
Jack : My father survived it. He was on that ship.