Elizabeth of York performed her queenly role to perfection, understanding exactly what was required of her, and conforming seemingly effortlessly to the late medieval ideal of queenship, which constrained her to a role that was essentially decorous, symbolic and dynastic. She was beautiful, devout, fertile and kind – the traditional good queen.

(requested by @jaylahve)


I know no ways to mince it in love, but directly to say, “I love you.” Then if you urge me farther than to say, “Do you, in faith?” I wear out my suit. Give me your answer, i’ faith, do; and so clap hands and a bargain. How say you, lady?

                                                         Henry V, Act 5, Scene 2. W. Shakespeare



French history + Princesses 


“I am all of the characters I’ve ever played, and I am none of them at the same time.”  — Tom Hiddleston