Working History: On this day in history →
workinghistory: Catherine Howard was executed for adultery and treason. It was the second time in 6 years that a Queen had beheaded, both Queens being first cousins and marrying Henry under similar circumstances. Both Catherine and Anne enchanted Henry while he was married to a foreign princess. Both…
Henry went to his wedding with less grace than many of his victims had gone to their executions. On the way to the chapel, he opined to his counselors, “My Lords, if it were not to satisfy the world and my realm, I would not do what I must do this day for any earthly thing.” ~Sex With Kings, by Eleanor Herman
January 6, 1540: Henry VIII marries Anne of... →
On 6th January 1540, Epiphany, Henry VIII married Anna von Jülich-Kleve-Berg, or Anne of Cleves, in the Queen’s Closet at Greenwich Palace. Henry had been trying desperately to get out of the marriage, since meeting Anne and deciding that he didn’t like her. There was, however, no easy way to get out of it and he knew that a cancelled wedding might drive the bride’s brother, who was now Duke of...
the-makings-of-lucie-blue: Anna dipped her paintbrush red silt on the tip and painted in purple and gold a taut canvas of skin and kind and kind deep down now she had the purple captured no daily proof did she need from that red silt she would paint him in french red on the sheet and on the canvas and on her neck and kind and kind.
We're All (historic) Prostitutes: Boycott this... →
fyeahhistoricmistresses: Apparently my interracial marriages are BAD things because I dared fall in Love with an Argentinian Man, My Jules, and a Jewish wife, Anne, because I am a white person. Here is the published conversation: fuglyhistoriccostumes asked: May I ask something. Even though I am loving your blog, it’s…
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lawingja: Do you know what Henry VIII was basically famous for? Being a stupid hoe!!! Dats it!!!! That’s what the modern day student knows him to be!! I Don’t even. Mon Dieu This chick’s ignorance. I don’t know what to say. Only One thing . NO BITCH MODERN STUDENTS RESPECT A GREAT MAN AND DON”T THINK HIM TO BE A STUPID HO AND ACTUALLY PUT EFFORT IN THEIR DISSING OF A...
Ten Historic Trials That Shook the World #8 Martin...
‘It is better that I should die a thousand times than that I should retract one syllable of the condemned articles. And as they excommunicated me for the sacrilege of heresy, so I excommunicate them in the name of the sacred truth of God. Christ will judge whose excommunication will stand.’ – Martin Luther The trial of German priest Martin Luther marked the dawn of the great Protestant...
Reign - new Mary Stuart drama? →
whatever: I HAVE SO MANY FEELINGS ABOUT ANNE... →
anneboleynfanclub: I HAVE SO MANY FEELINGS ABOUT ANNE BOLEYN’S PORTRAYAL IN POP CULTURE. I have a dream project where I would write a script for a film or a mini-series that would have Anne as the complex human being she was, especially because the stuff to do with politics and religion tends to be sidelined quite…
Anoma's Blog: Blicking Hall - Childhood Home of... →
anomapaleebut: Let’s have a break from all the fashion illustrations for a minute! It’s getting a bit too much even for me. I had a chance to visit Blickling Hall which was pretty impressive to look at and the grounds were beautifully kept as well. It was such a joy to walk around and I snapped some pictures to…
Working History: Jane Seymour in the Media →
workinghistory: A few days ago, I made a post addressing misconceptions floating around about Jane Seymour and her role in history. Sadly, many of these misconceptions have been purported and furthered by various movies, books, or television shows. Much like Anne Boleyn, Jane has suffered in the media as…