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  • Catherine: I became a heartless tyrant after the boy I loved died.
  • Levana: same here.
  • Catherine: I guess it's my fault for going back to Hearts.
  • Levana: I guess it's my fault for stabbing him.
  • Catherine: what
  • Levana: what
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To me, Katherine is very tangible figure from 500 years ago.  If you visit Hampton Court Palace today, where I work as Chief Curator, you yourself can walk along the so-called ‘Haunted Gallery’ leading to the Chapel.  The legend goes that Katherine got wind of the accusations made against her that day, and that her ‘ghost’ comes running nightly along the gallery towards the Chapel in order to beg her husband to spare her life before being dragged back to her rooms by the guards.

In reality, despite any efforts she may have made, Katherine never saw her husband again before her execution less than four months later.  I have never see the ‘ghost’, but there genuinely is one peculiar spot at the turn in the gallery where, with no obvious explanation, you can feel the temperature drop. 

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♔ Q U E E N S and Q U E E N  C O N S O R T S during the Tudor Era.

  • Elizabeth of York (1466-1503) - “Humble and Reverent”.
  • Katherine of Aragon (1485-1536) - “Humble and Loyal”.
  • Anne Boleyn (c.1501-1536) - “The Most Happy”.
  • Jane Seymour (c.1508-1537) - “Bound to Obey and Serve”.
  • Anne of Cleves (1515-1557) - “God Send Me Well to Keep”.
  • Kathryn Howard (c.1521-1542) - “No Other Will But His”.
  • Catherine Parr (1512-1548) - “To Be Useful in All That I Do”.
  • Lady Jane Grey (1537-1554) - According to My Power”.
  • Mary Tudor/Mary I (1516-1558) - “Truth, the Daughter of Time”.
  • Elizabeth Tudor/Elizabeth I (1533-1603) - “Always the Same”.