the best witness to history is the man  -  or  w o m a n  -  who’s lived it

You-you strange, you almost unearthly thing!-I love you as my own flesh. You-poor and obscure, and small and plain as you are-I entreat to accept me as a husband.

Elizabeth - Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley
The Tudors - Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

marthajefferson:

the Queen is dead ;
long live suffer the King.

Elizabeth of York had been his constant companion for eighteen years, through many trials and after his long period of exile (…) she had played her role as a wife and a queen to perfection, winning the long-closed heart of Henry Tudor.
Tudor: The Family Story, by Leanda de Lisle

bilbo-greene:

North & South rewatch  → episode 1

I believe I’ve seen hell. And it’s white. It’s snow white.

get to know me meme: [5/] favorite movies → Marie Antoinette 

ma: This is ridiculous.

cdn: This, Madame, is Versailles. 

"Letting everyone down would be my greatest unhappiness."
HW