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Rose vs. MockingBirg

Rose vs. MockingBirg

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Lucks, my fair falcon, and your fellows all,

   How well pleasant it were your liberty!

Ye not forsake me that fair might ye befall.

But they that sometime liked my company:

Like lice away from dead bodies they crawl.

Lo what a proof in light adversity!

But ye my birds, I swear by all your bells,

Ye be my friends, and so be but few else.

by Thomas Wyatt

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I’m your friend, Sansa. Your true friend

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Anne Boleyn and Henry Percy in “The Other Boleyn Girl”

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In this day was dead Thomas Wyatt the Younger. He was a rebel leader during the reign of Mary I of England; his rising is traditionally called “Wyatt’s rebellion”. He was also the son of the English poet and ambassador Sir Thomas Wyatt.

On April 11, 1554, the scheduled date of his execution, Wyatt asked permission of Lord Chandos, the lieutenant of the Tower, to speak to the Earl of Devonshire, Edward Courtenay. During their half-hour long meeting, Wyatt knelt down before Courtenay and begged him “to confess the truth of himself,” as Wyatt believed Courtenay was the original instigator of the crime. However, when at the Tower, Wyatt confessed his own blame for exculpating Elizabeth and Courtenay. After Wyatt was beheaded, his body was further punished to the standards of treason. His head, before it was stolen on April 17, was hung from a gallows.

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9 april 1484 - Edward of Middleham died. He was Richard’s only legitimate child and died aged 10.

Edward was a delicate child and died of what could have been tuberculosis. The Croyland Chronicle read:

“However, in a short time after, it was fully seen how vain are the thoughts of a man who desires to establish his interests without the aid of God. For, in the following month of April, on a day not very far distant from the anniversary of king Edward, this only son of his, in whom all the hopes of the royal succession, fortified with so many oaths, were centred, was seized with an illness of but short duration, and died at Middleham Castle, in the year of our Lord, 1484, being the first of the reign of the said king Richard. On hearing the news of this, at Nottingham, where they were then residing, you might have seen his father and mother in a state almost bordering on madness, by reason of their sudden grief.”

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Anne Neville(“The White Queen”) as Alayne Baelish, mother of Littlefinger

Anne Neville(“The White Queen”) as Alayne Baelishmother of Littlefinger

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Monarchy with David Starkey: Edward IV

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Kingston says. ‘And she says verses. My wife cannot follow them. The queen says they are verses of Wyatt’s. And she says, Oh, Wyatt, Thomas Wyatt, when shall I see you here with me?’

© “Bring up the bodies” by Hilary Mantel

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It`s so cute!

"The Six Wives of Henry VIII", 1970. Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn and little Elizabeth

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Elizabeth! Oh, my own heart… My dear girl, my sweetheart…

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In this day, 22 February 1533 Anne Boleyn said to one of her favourites, probably Wyatt, and again in the hearing of many courtiers, that she had developed a craving for apples, which the king said was a sign that she was pregnant but which she had denied –clearly in jest, for she went back into her room laughing loudly.
by Erick Ives “The life and death of Anne Boleyn”

In this day, 22 February 1533 Anne Boleyn said to one of her favourites, probably Wyatt, and again in the hearing of many courtiers, that she had developed a craving for apples, which the king said was a sign that she was pregnant but which she had denied –clearly in jest, for she went back into her room laughing loudly.

by Erick Ives “The life and death of Anne Boleyn”

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It is clear that Anne was immensely proud of her daughter and took an unusually close interest in her upbringing and welfare. This was no mere maternal indulgence, of course. Until Anne had a son, Elizabeth was the prime symbol of Anne’s marriage – and the child’s position, honour and dignity were the guarantee of her own.
by David Starkey

It is clear that Anne was immensely proud of her daughter and took an unusually close interest in her upbringing and welfare. This was no mere maternal indulgence, of course. Until Anne had a son, Elizabeth was the prime symbol of Anne’s marriage – and the child’s position, honour and dignity were the guarantee of her own.

by David Starkey

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Will you be my Valentine, lady Anne?

Will you be my Valentine, lady Anne?

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Happy Valentine Day!