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Are you suggesting we dance our troubles away?
“Who are you?” he would ask her every day.
“No one,” she would answer, she who had been Arya of House Stark, Arya Underfoot, Arya Horseface. She had been Arry and Weasel too, and Squab and Salty, Nan the cupbearer, a grey mouse, a sheep, the ghost of Harrenhal… but not for true, not in her heart of hearts. In there she was Arya of Winterfell, the daughter of Lord Eddard Stark and Lady Catelyn, who had once had brothers named Robb and Bran and Rickon, a sister named Sansa, a direwolf called Nymeria, a half brother named Jon Snow. In there she was someone… but that was not the answer that he wanted.
evolution of bucky barnes.
morgana pendragon appreciation week
day three ✘ favourite relationship: mordred x morgana
My influence with the king is stronger than you could possibly imagine.
[muffled french rap playing in the distance]
Queens of England + Anne of Bohemia (1366-1394)
Anne was born in 1366, the eldest daughter of Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor and Elizabeth of Pomerania.
Anne married Richard II in 1382 as a result of the Great Schism in the Papacy. The marriage was encouraged by Pope Urban VI in attempt to create an alliance with Anne’s father who was the most powerful monarch in Europe at the time. Many members of the nobility and members of parliament were against the marriage and it occurred primarily at the urging of Richard’s intimate, Michael de la Pole. Anne brought no direct financial benefits because she had no dowry and in return for her hand in marriage Richard gave 20,000 florins in payment to Anne’s brother, Wenceslas. There were also few diplomatic benefits although English merchants could now trade freely within both Bohemian lands and lands of the Holy Roman Empire. This was not much compared to the usual benefits that came from a diplomatic marriage made as a result of the war with France. It’s unsurprising then that the marriage was unpopular.
Although originally disliked by chroniclers, Anne became more popular in time. She was a very kind person and was known for her tireless attempts to intercede on behalf of the people, procuring pardons for participants in the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381. She made several high-profile intercessions in front of the king for John Northampton and Simon Burley. Her most famous act of intercession was on behalf of the citizens of London in the ceremonial reconciliation of Richard and London in 1392.
Despite 12 years of marriage, Anne never bore any children. A contemporary chronicler said, “this queen, although she did not bear children, was still held to have contributed to the glory and wealth of the realm, as far as she was able.” This suggests that her lack of children was relatively unimportant especially when combined with her popular legacy as “Good Queen Anne.”
Anne died in 1394 from plague and her death was a devastating blow to Richard whose subsequent conduct would lose him the throne. (x)
Friendly reminder that I’m still alive, just sunning it up in Greece, getting a tan and eating too much.
We're going to have a visitor. I'll need a bit of time to get ready.
Half the Targaryens went mad, didn’t they? What’s the saying? ‘Every time a Targaryen is born the gods flip a coin.’ [insp x]
…you’re in one
you’re stronger than you know.