1. Posted on August 20th with 30 notesViasource
  2. songofthehumanheart:

    Better to have loved than never loved at all
    Better to have dreamed than never taken the fall

  3. Posted on August 19th with 205 notesViasource
  4. petyrbaelishs:

    A Song of Ice & Fire Fancasting

         ↳Lotte Verbeek as older!Sansa Stark

  5. Posted on August 19th with 1,119 notesViasource
  6. bethwoodvilles:

    HISTORY AU || Catherine of Valois

    Catherine had little comfort besides her son when her stubborn English husband, the victorious Henry V, died in 1422 in France. She had tried to convince him to stay at least until after the birth of the child but he would not stopped. Now she was left all alone in what was still a foreign place to her with a son in infant bands named king of England and France. She wondered how this boy of hers would ever keep all this that was so hard won by his father. But there was no one to hear her worries as the regency council Henry had appointed took over the ruling of kingdom and she was pushed aside. Catherine came to the painful realisation that in some ways, her son belonged more to the whole of England than to her. She was no more than the French mother of an English king.

    Catherine found unexpected solace in the person of Owen Tudor. He was a quiet Welshman who had distinguished himself at Agincourt and returned to England in Henry’s service. Of all the people that she was surrounded by at court, he was the single person that did not ignore her or patronise her. He treated her with sincere respect and did not look like he had something better to be doing when she spoke to him. In a way they were both very much foreigners in England, as there was no small bias against the Welsh and Catherine was still so very French. Their relationship quickly grew and Catherine appointed him Clerk of her Wardrobe to conceal how much time she was really spending with him.

    Catherine’s ladies were not oblivious to the growing affair and they urged her to end it. Owen Tudor was a savage Welshman far below her station with no advantages to speak of. Their advice was blatantly ignored when Catherine did the unthinkable and asked for permission to marry him. Henry’s brother, Humphrey of Gloucester, denied it and a bill was passed in Parliament that stated a queen dowager could not marry without the granted consent of the king. It was 1428 and Henry VI was only 6 years old. Catherine settled in for a long wait. 

    For the next several years Catherine did not have an unhappy life. Although excluded largely from the upbringing of her son, she was near him and knew that she would not get anything more than that from the greedy regency council. Owen remained in her household and once her ladies stopped begrudging her a little romance, Catherine found them less insufferable than she used to. Finally in 1437, Henry was declared of age and granted his mother the permission for which she had waited nearly a decade.

    Catherine and Owen were quietly married and removed to the countryside away from the ever squabbling court. It hurt her deeply to abandon Henry to those wolves that called themselves his advisors; he had been raised to patronise her like every other Englishman and would not listen to her anyway. She and Owen eventually had four children, Edmund, Jasper, Owen, and Margaret. After the birth of Margaret in 1447, she became ill and died with Owen by her side.

    Birth made her a French princess and marriage made her an English queen, but choice made her a Welshman’s wife. (x)

  7. Posted on August 19th with 134 notesViasource
  8. bethwoodvilles:

    Queens of England + Catherine of Valois (1401-1437)

    Catherine was born in 1401, the youngest daughter of Charles VI of France and Isabella of Bavaria. Her older sister Isabella was Richard II’s second queen. Early in her life there was discussion of marrying her to Henry IV’s son but he died before negotiations could begin. The new king, Henry V, also proposed the match but he demanded a large dowry and acknowledgement of his right to the throne in France.

    Henry went to war with France but plans for the marriage still continued even after the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. Catherine was known to be very beautiful and when Henry met her at Meulan he became enamored of her. In May 1420 a peace treaty was made between England and France in which Henry was acknowledged as Charles’ heir and Catherine married him in June.

    Catherine returned to England with Henry and was crowned queen in Westminster Abbey in February 1421. In June of that same year Henry returned to France to continue his campaign. By the time he left Catherine was pregnant and gave birth to a son, Henry, in December. Catherine was made a queen dowager less than a year after the birth of her son when her husband died in August 1422 of dysentery in France.

    Catherine’s youth was a concern to her brother-in-law, Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester and Lord Protector, as she was still marriageable. To prevent Catherine’s marrying without permission, the Parliament of 1427-8 introduced a bill setting the rules for the remarriage of a queen dowager. The bill stated that if she married without the king’s consent, the husband would lose his lands and possessions. It also stipulated the king could only grant permission once he had reached his majority. At the time the bill was written Henry VI was only 6.

    Catherine lived in the king’s household, presumably to care for him. However, this arrangement also allowed the councilors to watch over the queen herself. Despite the surveillance, Catherine began a romantic relationship with the Welshman Owen ap Maredudd ap Tudor who served as her clerk of the wardrobe. The two soon became inseparable despite the danger of them being exposed. Unable to stay at court, Catherine retreated from court life into the countryside. She and Owen secretly married on an unknown date in the early 1430s. Catherine managed to conceal the marriage and the birth of her sons, Edmund, Jasper, and Owen by living in complete retirement.

    In 1436, when she was pregnant with her fifth child, rumors of Catherine’s secret marriage reached the Duke of Gloucester. Finding this to be true, he swiftly punished her. He dissolved her household, sent her children away, and imprisoned Owen in Newgate. Catherine herself was sent to Bermondsey Abbey. The heavily pregnant Catherine was gravely ill by this time and distressed by the separation from her family. She soon gave birth to a daughter, Margaret, who died shortly after birth. Catherine never recovered from the birth and she died in January 1437.

    She was laid in state at St. Catherine’s Chapel at the Tower of London and later buried in the Lady Chapel at Westminster Abbey. (x)

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  12. beesandjam:

EPISODES :

Series 1
1x1 // 1x2 // 1x3


Series 2
2x1 // 2x2 // 2x3  // 2x4 // 2x5 // 2x6

LINKS :

TWITTER
Luke Newberry // Dom Mitchell // BBC Three


FANFICTION
Ao3 // Ff.net


INTERVIEWS
Great Masterpost Here


PLAYLISTS
Try here & here for all itf fanmixes

    beesandjam:

    EPISODES :

    Series 1

    1x1 // 1x2 // 1x3

    Series 2

    2x1 // 2x2 // 2x3  // 2x4 // 2x5 // 2x6

    LINKS :

    TWITTER

    Luke Newberry // Dom Mitchell // BBC Three

    FANFICTION

    Ao3 // Ff.net

    INTERVIEWS

    Great Masterpost Here

    PLAYLISTS

    Try here & here for all itf fanmixes

  13. Posted on August 19th with 321 notesViasource
  14. soul·mate: a person with whom you have an immediate connection the moment you meet — a connection so strong that you are drawn to them in a way you have never experienced before.
  15. Posted on August 19th with 1,291 notesViasource
  16. noyoufuckingcannot:

    In The Flesh meme + [1/2] quotes
    ↳ "We all have our scars".
  17. Posted on August 19th with 1,042 notesViasource
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