banquet of justice

24th April 1558 saw Mary Queen of Scots marry the French Dauphin, François de Valois, at Notre Dame in Paris.

1548 the five-year-old Mary was sent to her grandmother Antoinette of Guise in France, where her Scottish entourage was considered appallingly barbarous and swiftly got rid of, and she was brought up as a Catholic Frenchwoman. French became her first language, she always called herself Marie Stuart and she loved dancing and hunting. She grew up delightfully charming, graceful and attractive, the French fell in love with her and Henry II of France resolved to marry her to his son and heir, the sickly dauphin Francis. A marriage treaty was signed with the Scots, which provided that Scotland and France should eventually be united under Mary and Francis as one kingdom. There were also secret agreements, which the youthful and inexperienced Mary signed, that would have made Scotland a mere adjunct of France.

Mary was fifteen and Francis fourteen when they were married with spectacular pageantry and magnificence in the cathedral of Notre Dame, Paris, by the Cardinal Archbishop of Rouen, in the presence of Henry II, Queen Catherine de’ Medici, the princes and princesses of the blood and a glittering throng of cardinals and nobles. The Duke of Guise was master of ceremonies. Mary in a white dress with a long train borne by two young girls, a diamond necklace and a golden coronet studded with jewels, was described by the courtier Pierre de Brantôme as ‘a hundred times more beautiful than a goddess of heaven … her person alone was worth a kingdom.’ The wedding was followed by a procession past excited crowds in the Paris streets to a grand banquet in the Palais de Justice with dancing far into the night.

Mary became Queen of France when Henry II died the following year, but Francis died prematurely in 1560. Whether the marriage was ever consummated is uncertain. Mary’s mother also died in 1560 and it suited the French to send her back to Scotland and claim that she was the rightful queen of England as well. 

She would eventually meet political and romantic disaster in Scotland, enduring years of imprisonment in England where, too dangerous a threat to Elizabeth’s throne, she was executed in 1587, at the age of forty-six.

The picture is of Francis and Mary from the Book of Hours of Catherine de’ Medici  which was created in the early 1570, although would have been put together through many years beforehand, Catherine was an Italian noble who was Mary’s Mother in Law.

Mary was fifteen and Francis fourteen when they were married with spectacular pageantry and magnificence in the cathedral of Notre Dame, Paris, by the Cardinal Archbishop of Rouen, in the presence of Henry II, Queen Catherine de’ Medici, the princes and princesses of the blood and a glittering throng of cardinals and nobles. The Duke of Guise was master of ceremonies. Mary in a white dress with a long train borne by two young girls, a diamond necklace and a golden coronet studded with jewels, was described by the courtier Pierre de Brantôme as ‘a hundred times more beautiful than a goddess of heaven … her person alone was worth a kingdom.’ The wedding was followed by a procession past excited crowds in the Paris streets to a grand banquet in the Palais de Justice with dancing far into the night. - History

Every single day, I go to DMMD’s tags and it’s always the same thing.

  • There’s people bashing Mink and saying that Mink lovers apology for anything Mink did
  • There’s people defending Mink saying that anybody can only hate a character if they write a 20 page essay on the isue
  • There’s people saying Sei and Usui are cis and so non-binary headcanons should be stopped

Can we just stop for a godamn moment to think, please?

  • Not everybody has the same opinions you do.
  • DON’T POST HATE ON THE TAGS USED BY THE FANS
  • If you are going to talk about hating someone (for example Mink, tag as “#mink hate” instead of “#mink (dmmd)”, because the last tag is used by Mink fans)
  • Don’t reply to people asking on character tags why do you love them, you’re just doing what they want. Just tell them to not post on the character tag.
  • PLEASE TAG YOUR POSTS ACCORDINGLY
  • Don’t go with that “write an essay about why you hate that character or it isn’t valid”. Each person has their own reason to hate a character.
  • There is no such thing as a 7000% cis character
  • Let people have their own headcanons, being is cismale Sei or cisfemale Usui or nb Sei or nb Usui
  • It’s each other’s opinions and that’s none of your business
  • In any case, you may ask people to tag stuff
  • Don’t insult anybody for having different opinions
  • Let’s respect each other’s opinions
  • Don’t fight just because you have different opinions
  • Please we’re human beings let’s think like human beings
  • DON’T SEND ANON HATE TO PEOPLE WITH DIFFERENT OPINIONS
  • If you get anon hate for liking who you like or disliking who you dislike, please, don’t even bother to answer
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DRAMAtical Murder Re:code opening

Song: “Radical Mat” by Goatbed

The DMMD tag has some people now saying that whoever played the DMMD game is better than the people who are watching the anime and “we should spoil them” and even “they aren’t real fans”.

Let me get things straight here:

  • You may know the end now, but there was a time where you didn’t and you probably didn’t like to be spoiled about the end back then
  • You aren’t more than any other for playing the game
  • Let the people who are just watching the anime have fun too
  • Don’t make fun of them
  • They have feelings and there must be a reason to why they didn’t play the game so DON’T MAKE FUN OF THEM

Please, they are fans too, just like you were when you were playing / watching the common route for the first time so please, be welcoming, tag spoilers if they follow you, spoil them as less as possible, offer to help if they want to play the game and please explain the plot if they are confused.