Lady Lee

Game of Thrones Sallagh 2014

Sansa Stark, Petyr Baelish and Knights of the Vale

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« - And you, Cremuel, - She leans forward, - You know, I created

you.

- And he created you, madam. And be sure he repents him of it.

- But I was sorry first, - Anne says. She laughs, - And I am sorry more… »

(с) Bring up the Bodies

Charity Wakefield as Mary Boleyn in “Wolf Hall” 
Natalie Dormer as Anne Boleyn in “The Tudors”
Two sister, one King, one dress =)

Charity Wakefield as Mary Boleyn in “Wolf Hall” 

Natalie Dormer as Anne Boleyn in “The Tudors”

Two sister, one King, one dress =)

« …May I come into your castle, my lady?”
Sansa was wary. “Don’t break it. Be …
”. . gentle?” He smiled. “Winterfell has withstood flercer enemies than me. It is Winterfell, is it not?”
"Yes… »
(c) "A Storm of Swords" 

« …May I come into your castle, my lady?”

Sansa was wary. “Don’t break it. Be …

”. . gentle?” He smiled. “Winterfell has withstood flercer enemies than me. It is Winterfell, is it not?”

"Yes… »

(c) "A Storm of Swords" 

Sweetrobin: Uncle Petyr!

Sweet Petyr: My lord… Oh… I have brought you a gift

7 May 1536 – William Latymer Searched at Sandwich
Anne BoleynOn Sunday 7th May 1536, William Latymer, one of Queen Anne Boleyn’s chaplains, was stopped and searched on his arrival back in England at Sandwich, in Kent. He was returning from a business visit to Flanders, a visit he had undertaken on behalf of the Queen.
Fortunately, no books or pamphlets of an heretical nature were found on Latymer and her was escorted to London. Latymer, however, was a keen reformer and had previously brought religious literature back from the Continent for Anne. Luck, or rather God, was with him this time.
Also around 7th May, Sir William Kingston wrote to Thomas Cromwell of Anne Boleyn’s repeated requests to the King that “she [might] have the sacrament in the closet by her chamber” and that her almoner, John Skip, should also be permitted to visit her. The problem with Anne’s request regarding the sacrament was that she was being charged with a sin of a sexual nature and a sin that she had not confessed to or done penance for. It would, therefore, “have been highly inappropriate for an adulteress to have the Host displayed in her rooms.” Kingston also reported Anne’s hope that her bishops would appeal to the King on her behalf, but her steadfast faith in the face of death if the appeals did not work:
“And then, she said, shall I be in Heaven, for I have done many good deeds in my days.”
Read more: http://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/7-may-1536-william-latymer-searched-at-sandwich/#ixzz312maZtw2

7 May 1536 – William Latymer Searched at Sandwich

Anne BoleynOn Sunday 7th May 1536, William Latymer, one of Queen Anne Boleyn’s chaplains, was stopped and searched on his arrival back in England at Sandwich, in Kent. He was returning from a business visit to Flanders, a visit he had undertaken on behalf of the Queen.

Fortunately, no books or pamphlets of an heretical nature were found on Latymer and her was escorted to London. Latymer, however, was a keen reformer and had previously brought religious literature back from the Continent for Anne. Luck, or rather God, was with him this time.

Also around 7th May, Sir William Kingston wrote to Thomas Cromwell of Anne Boleyn’s repeated requests to the King that “she [might] have the sacrament in the closet by her chamber” and that her almoner, John Skip, should also be permitted to visit her. The problem with Anne’s request regarding the sacrament was that she was being charged with a sin of a sexual nature and a sin that she had not confessed to or done penance for. It would, therefore, “have been highly inappropriate for an adulteress to have the Host displayed in her rooms.” Kingston also reported Anne’s hope that her bishops would appeal to the King on her behalf, but her steadfast faith in the face of death if the appeals did not work:

“And then, she said, shall I be in Heaven, for I have done many good deeds in my days.”

Read more: http://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/7-may-1536-william-latymer-searched-at-sandwich/#ixzz312maZtw2

Save the Petyr! Sansa help!

Save the Petyr! Sansa help!

On 6th May 1536, it is said that Anne Boleyn wrote the following letter to her husband, King Henry VIII, from the Tower of London:

“To the King from the Lady in the Tower” [Heading said to have been added by Thomas Cromwell]

“Sir, your Grace’s displeasure, and my Imprisonment are Things so strange unto me, as what to Write, or what to Excuse, I am altogether ignorant; whereas you sent unto me (willing me to confess a Truth, and so obtain your Favour) by such a one, whom you know to be my ancient and professed Enemy; I no sooner received the Message by him, than I rightly conceived your Meaning; and if, as you say, confessing Truth indeed may procure my safety, I shall with all Willingness and Duty perform your Command.

But let not your Grace ever imagine that your poor Wife will ever be brought to acknowledge a Fault, where not so much as Thought thereof proceeded. And to speak a truth, never Prince had Wife more Loyal in all Duty, and in all true Affection, than you have found in Anne Boleyn, with which Name and Place could willingly have contented my self, as if God, and your Grace’s Pleasure had been so pleased. Neither did I at any time so far forge my self in my Exaltation, or received Queenship, but that I always looked for such an Alteration as now I find; for the ground of my preferment being on no surer Foundation than your Grace’s Fancy, the least Alteration, I knew, was fit and sufficient to draw that Fancy to some other subject.

You have chosen me, from a low Estate, to be your Queen and Companion, far beyond my Desert or Desire. If then you found me worthy of such Honour, Good your Grace, let not any light Fancy, or bad Counsel of mine Enemies, withdraw your Princely Favour from me; neither let that Stain, that unworthy Stain of a Disloyal Heart towards your good Grace, ever cast so foul a Blot on your most Dutiful Wife, and the Infant Princess your Daughter.

Try me, good King, but let me have a Lawful Trial, and let not my sworn Enemies sit as my Accusers and Judges; yes, let me receive an open Trial, for my Truth shall fear no open shame; then shall you see, either mine Innocency cleared, your Suspicion and Conscience satisfied, the Ignominy and Slander of the World stopped, or my Guilt openly declared. So that whatsoever God or you may determine of me, your Grace may be freed from an open Censure; and mine Offence being so lawfully proved, your Grace is at liberty, both before God and Man, not only to execute worthy Punishment on me as an unlawful Wife, but to follow your Affection already settled on that party, for whose sake I am now as I am, whose Name I could some good while since have pointed unto: Your Grace being not ignorant of my Suspicion therein.

But if you have already determined of me, and that not only my Death, but an Infamous Slander must bring you the enjoying of your desired Happiness; then I desire of God, that he will pardon your great Sin therein, and likewise mine Enemies, the Instruments thereof; that he will not call you to a strict Account for your unprincely and cruel usage of me, at his General Judgement-Seat, where both you and my self must shortly appear, and in whose Judgement, I doubt not, (whatsover the World may think of me) mine Innocence shall be openly known, and sufficiently cleared.

My last and only Request shall be, That my self may only bear the Burthen of your Grace’s Displeasure, and that it may not touch the Innocent Souls of those poor Gentlemen, who (as I understand) are likewise in strait Imprisonment for my sake. If ever I have found favour in your Sight; if ever the Name of Anne Boleyn hath been pleasing to your Ears, then let me obtain this Request; and I will so leave to trouble your Grace any further, with mine earnest Prayers to the Trinity to have your Grace in his good keeping, and to direct you in all your Actions.

Your most Loyal and ever Faithful Wife, Anne Bullen.

From my doleful Prison the Tower, this 6th of May.”

Read more: http://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/6-may-1536-from-the-lady-in-the-tower/#ixzz30wUgXtu9

Sweetrobin and Sweet Petyr 

Sweetrobin and Sweet Petyr 

"I am Sexy and I Know it" - Petyr Baelish

On 5th May 1536, Sir Thomas Wyatt, the Elder, the renowned court poet, and Sir Richard Page, a Gentleman of the Privy Chamber, were arrested and imprsoned in the Tower of London. There were now 8 prisoners in the Tower of London in the coup against the Boleyns: Anne Boleyn, George Boleyn, Mark Smeaton, Sir Henry Norris, Sir Francis Weston, William Brereton, Wyatt and Page.
Also around this time, Sir Francis Bryan was ordered to London by Thomas Cromwell for questioning. He did not join the others in the Tower.
Read more: http://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/5-may-1536-arrests/#ixzz30qkj7oAk

On 5th May 1536, Sir Thomas Wyatt, the Elder, the renowned court poet, and Sir Richard Page, a Gentleman of the Privy Chamber, were arrested and imprsoned in the Tower of London. There were now 8 prisoners in the Tower of London in the coup against the Boleyns: Anne Boleyn, George Boleyn, Mark Smeaton, Sir Henry Norris, Sir Francis Weston, William Brereton, Wyatt and Page.

Also around this time, Sir Francis Bryan was ordered to London by Thomas Cromwell for questioning. He did not join the others in the Tower.



Read more: http://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/5-may-1536-arrests/#ixzz30qkj7oAk

Funny Petyr…

Funny Petyr…

On 4th May 1536, according to Sir William Kingston, Jane Boleyn, Lady Rochford, sent a message to her husband George Boleyn, who was imprisoned in the Tower.
Kingston’s reports were badly damaged in the Ashburnam House fire of 1731, and this letter has parts missing, so all we know is that Sir Nicholas Carew and Sir Francis Bryan carried the message and that it was to see how George was and to inform him that Jane “wold humly sut unto the Kynges hy[nes]…for hyr husband.” George’s reponse was to “give her thanks”, although he must have known that any plea to the King would be a waste of time.
Also on this day in 1536, a further two members of the King’s privy chamber were arrested and taken to the Tower of London: Sir Francis Weston and Sir William Brereton. Weston’s arrest was predictable, coming after the Queen’s ramblings about him telling her he loved her, but Anne had not mentioned Brereton and he was not close to her. Brereton’s arrest may have been more to do with his opposition to Thomas Cromwell’s plans for reform in the administration of North Wales, an area in which he held considerable power.


Read more: http://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/4-may-1536-lady-rochfords-message-husband/#ixzz30kjsgPtL

On 4th May 1536, according to Sir William Kingston, Jane Boleyn, Lady Rochford, sent a message to her husband George Boleyn, who was imprisoned in the Tower.

Kingston’s reports were badly damaged in the Ashburnam House fire of 1731, and this letter has parts missing, so all we know is that Sir Nicholas Carew and Sir Francis Bryan carried the message and that it was to see how George was and to inform him that Jane “wold humly sut unto the Kynges hy[nes]…for hyr husband.” George’s reponse was to “give her thanks”, although he must have known that any plea to the King would be a waste of time.

Also on this day in 1536, a further two members of the King’s privy chamber were arrested and taken to the Tower of London: Sir Francis Weston and Sir William Brereton. Weston’s arrest was predictable, coming after the Queen’s ramblings about him telling her he loved her, but Anne had not mentioned Brereton and he was not close to her. Brereton’s arrest may have been more to do with his opposition to Thomas Cromwell’s plans for reform in the administration of North Wales, an area in which he held considerable power.

Read more: http://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/4-may-1536-lady-rochfords-message-husband/#ixzz30kjsgPtL

On this day in history, 3rd May 1536, Archbishop Thomas Cranmer, wrote a letter to King Henry VIII showing his shock and amazement at the arrest of his patron Anne Boleyn:
"If the reports of the Queen be true, they are only to her dishonor, not yours. I am clean amazed, for I had never better opinion of woman; but I think your Highness would not have gone so far if she had not been culpable. I was most bound to her of all creatures living, and therefore beg that I may, with your Grace’s favor, wish and pray that she may declare herself innocent. Yet if she be found guilty, I repute him not a faithful subject who would not wish her punished without mercy. “And as I loved her not a little for the love which I judged her to bear towards God and His Gospel, so if she be proved culpable there is not one that loveth God and His Gospel that ever will favor her, but must hate her above all other; and the more they favor the Gospel the more they will hate her, for then there was never creature in our time that so much slandered the Gospel; and God hath sent her this punishment for that she feignedly hath professed his Gospel in her mouth and not in heart and deed.” And though she have so offended, yet God has shown His goodness towards your Grace and never offended you. “But your Grace, I am sure, knowledgeth that you have offended Him.” I trust, therefore, you will bear no less zeal to the Gospel than you did before, as your favor to the Gospel was not led by affection to her. Lambeth, 3 May.
Since writing, my lords Chancellor, Oxford, Sussex, and my Lord Chamberlain of your Grace’s house, sent for me to come to the Star Chamber, and there declared to me such things as you wished to make me privy to. For this I am much bounden to your Grace. They will report our conference. I am sorry such faults can be proved against the Queen as they report.”
From this letter we can see Cramner’s shock at the events unravelling around him but he is careful in his support of Anne. Whilst supporting her by saying that he “had never better opinion of woman”, that he was “most bound to her of all creatures living” and that he was praying that she would show herself to be innocent, he also tempers this support of her by showing his allegiance to the King above all else. Cranmer’s zeal for reform, and probably fear for his life, stop him from giving Anne Boleyn, the woman who helped to make him Archbishop of Canterbury, his full, unswerving support. 
Read more: http://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/for-i-had-never-better-opinion-of-woman-archbishop-cranmers-letter-to-henry-viii/#ixzz30f2yfIvp

On this day in history, 3rd May 1536, Archbishop Thomas Cranmer, wrote a letter to King Henry VIII showing his shock and amazement at the arrest of his patron Anne Boleyn:

"If the reports of the Queen be true, they are only to her dishonor, not yours. I am clean amazed, for I had never better opinion of woman; but I think your Highness would not have gone so far if she had not been culpable. I was most bound to her of all creatures living, and therefore beg that I may, with your Grace’s favor, wish and pray that she may declare herself innocent. Yet if she be found guilty, I repute him not a faithful subject who would not wish her punished without mercy. “And as I loved her not a little for the love which I judged her to bear towards God and His Gospel, so if she be proved culpable there is not one that loveth God and His Gospel that ever will favor her, but must hate her above all other; and the more they favor the Gospel the more they will hate her, for then there was never creature in our time that so much slandered the Gospel; and God hath sent her this punishment for that she feignedly hath professed his Gospel in her mouth and not in heart and deed.” And though she have so offended, yet God has shown His goodness towards your Grace and never offended you. “But your Grace, I am sure, knowledgeth that you have offended Him.” I trust, therefore, you will bear no less zeal to the Gospel than you did before, as your favor to the Gospel was not led by affection to her. Lambeth, 3 May.

Since writing, my lords Chancellor, Oxford, Sussex, and my Lord Chamberlain of your Grace’s house, sent for me to come to the Star Chamber, and there declared to me such things as you wished to make me privy to. For this I am much bounden to your Grace. They will report our conference. I am sorry such faults can be proved against the Queen as they report.”

From this letter we can see Cramner’s shock at the events unravelling around him but he is careful in his support of Anne. Whilst supporting her by saying that he “had never better opinion of woman”, that he was “most bound to her of all creatures living” and that he was praying that she would show herself to be innocent, he also tempers this support of her by showing his allegiance to the King above all else. Cranmer’s zeal for reform, and probably fear for his life, stop him from giving Anne Boleyn, the woman who helped to make him Archbishop of Canterbury, his full, unswerving support. 


Read more: http://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/for-i-had-never-better-opinion-of-woman-archbishop-cranmers-letter-to-henry-viii/#ixzz30f2yfIvp

2 May 1536 – Anne Boleyn is Arrested
Tower of London and ravenIt appears that Anne Boleyn was watching a game of real tennis on 2nd May when a messenger arrived telling her that the King had ordered her to present herself to his privy council. Anne Boleyn left the tennis match and presented herself in the council chamber in front of a royal commission. She was informed that she was being accused of committing adultery with three different men: Mark Smeaton, Sir Henry Norris and a third, unnamed at this stage. She was also told that Smeaton and Norris had confessed. Anne remonstrated with her accusers, but her words had no effect and the royal commission ordered her arrest. Anne was then taken to her apartments until the tide of the Thames turned and then, at two o’clock in the afternoon, she was escorted by barge to the Tower of London and imprisoned in the Queen’s apartments of the Royal Palace, the same apartments she’d stayed in before her coronation.
Sir Henry Norris was already imprisoned in the Tower, having been escorted there at dawn. Mark Smeaton had also been taken there and Chapuys wrote to Charles V on the 2nd May telling him that George Boleyn had been arrested and taken to the Tower three or four hours before his sister.
Read more: http://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/2-may-1536-anne-boleyn-arrested/#ixzz30Y6rppMq

2 May 1536 – Anne Boleyn is Arrested

Tower of London and ravenIt appears that Anne Boleyn was watching a game of real tennis on 2nd May when a messenger arrived telling her that the King had ordered her to present herself to his privy council. Anne Boleyn left the tennis match and presented herself in the council chamber in front of a royal commission. She was informed that she was being accused of committing adultery with three different men: Mark Smeaton, Sir Henry Norris and a third, unnamed at this stage. She was also told that Smeaton and Norris had confessed. Anne remonstrated with her accusers, but her words had no effect and the royal commission ordered her arrest. Anne was then taken to her apartments until the tide of the Thames turned and then, at two o’clock in the afternoon, she was escorted by barge to the Tower of London and imprisoned in the Queen’s apartments of the Royal Palace, the same apartments she’d stayed in before her coronation.

Sir Henry Norris was already imprisoned in the Tower, having been escorted there at dawn. Mark Smeaton had also been taken there and Chapuys wrote to Charles V on the 2nd May telling him that George Boleyn had been arrested and taken to the Tower three or four hours before his sister.

Read more: http://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/2-may-1536-anne-boleyn-arrested/#ixzz30Y6rppMq