“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”
— Abraham Lincoln (via kushandwizdom)
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justasimplehoe:

what are the symptoms of being fergalicious

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marthajefferson:

     “[King Henry VII kept a tight rein on his rambunctious son, for he knew that Henry had no kingly qualities yet] Previously, the King had never taken his son on progress, in order ‘not to disrupt his studies’. Now, he ‘was so wise, and attentive to everything regarding his son’s upbringing’: ‘nothing escapes his attention’. (…) For the first thirteen years of Prince Henry’s life, he had barely inhabited his father’s world. Suddenly, they had been thrown vividly, closely together; Henry, hawklike, watching over his son’s security and development.
     But it was Henry’s demonstrative affection for his son that attracted most attention. Travelling with the court, the Spanish ambassador Ferdinand Duque - sent to keep an eye on the activities of the Anglophile Rodrigo de Puebla - remarked warmly of the king’s parenting skills in a letter to King Ferdinand. ‘It is quite wonderful’, he wrote, ‘how much the king likes the prince of Wales’ - and with good reason, for the prince ‘deserves all love.’ ‘Certainly’, he commented approvingly, ‘there could be no better school in the world than the society of such a father as Henry VII.’
     Ferdinand Duque had no reason to disbelieve the evidence of his own eyes, and indeed, Henry’s delight in the prince was entirely consistent with his behaviour on the rare occasions that the pair had previously been seen together. The king did love his son - who was, after all, the embodiment of everything he had fought for over the previous quarter century. Besides which, the boy probably reminded Henry of Elizabeth.”

The Winter King: The Dawn of Tudor England, by Thomas Penn

Posted on 21 October with 138 notes

oroxine:

poyzn:

There is someone out there for everybody.

It just might be a goose.

Posted on 21 October with 168,125 notes
weirwoodforest:

Jaime Lannister asks the real questions 

weirwoodforest:

Jaime Lannister asks the real questions 

Posted on 21 October with 898 notes

 ◆ But Elizabeth is yours. Watch her as she grows; she’s yours. She’s a Tudor! Get yourself a son off of that sweet, pale girl if you can - and hope that he will live! But Elizabeth shall reign after you! Yes, Elizabeth - child of Anne the Whore and Henry the Blood-Stained Lecher - shall be Queen! And remember this: Elizabeth shall be a greater queen than any king of yours! She shall rule a greater England than you could ever have built! Yes, My Elizabeth shall be queen! And my blood will have been well spent!

Posted on 21 October with 105 notes

A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin  —— (Insp)

“The best fantasy is written in the language of dreams. It is alive as dreams are alive, more real than real … for a moment at least … that long magic moment before we wake.

Fantasy is silver and scarlet, indigo and azure, obsidian veined with gold and lapis lazuli. Reality is plywood and plastic, done up in mud brown and olive drab. Fantasy tastes of habaneros and honey, cinnamon and cloves, rare red meat and wines as sweet as summer. Reality is beans and tofu, and ashes at the end. Reality is the strip malls of Burbank, the smokestacks of Cleveland, a parking garage in Newark. Fantasy is the towers of Minas Tirith, the ancient stones of Gormenghast, the halls of Camelot. Fantasy flies on the wings of Icarus, reality on Southwest Airlines. Why do our dreams become so much smaller when they finally come true?

We read fantasy to find the colors again, I think. To taste strong spices and hear the songs the sirens sang. There is something old and true in fantasy that speaks to something deep within us, to the child who dreamt that one day he would hunt the forests of the night, and feast beneath the hollow hills, and find a love to last forever somewhere south of Oz and north of Shangri-La.

They can keep their heaven. When I die, I’d sooner go to middle Earth.”

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“If you could be anyone, would you choose to be yourself?”
Habibi, Naomi Shihab Nye (via eyes-like-wild-flowers)
Posted on 20 October with 45,667 notes

revengeance:

novena5:

revengeance:

I’m so fucking pissed off I just realized they’re called pancakes because they’re cakes you make in a frying pan fuck english.

Waterfall

Oh my fucking god I’m furious.

Posted on 20 October with 97,466 notes

kieereeennnn:

womptacular:

daniel radcliffe could have grown up to be so so awful, it would have been so easy for him to be terrible, we are truly blessed to have the danrad that we have

what a rad dan he is

Posted on 20 October with 64,147 notes

Evan Peters in American Horror Story

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lochiels:

◆ Consorts Meme | Five Queens

↳ 2/5 - Elizabeth Woodville {insp}

Posted on 20 October with 102 notes
  1. Person:why do you wear black?
  2. Me:to mourn the death of my enthusiasm
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