Henry VIII was only recognizing a naked political fact when, in 1535, he told his council: ‘The lady Catherine is a proud, stubborn women of very high courage. If she took it into her head to take her daughter’s part, she could quite easily take the field, muster a great array, and wage against me a war as fierce as any her mother Isabella ever waged in Spain.’ The war Isabella waged in Spain had overturned the throne of Castile.
—  Catherine of Aragon by Garrett Mattingly

Kingdoms of Amalur is that one game I’ve played a billion times (that I bought for both Xbox and PC) and never finished.
One day it’ll happen, just probably not today. 

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one of the most heart-wrenching moments in the queen’s thief is in KoA when gen is injured and bleeding and his wife reaches out to him to touch him and she scares the hell out of him because he’s distracted and hurt.

and she recoils because she’s hurt him before and she loves him so much she doesn’t want him to be afraid of her. she’s been the torturer before and she’ll never forget it. and she tries to back up.

and then gen, he just says nope, screw that, c’mere wife, and he grabs her and he kisses her flat out in front of all these gawking nobles who hate him. he rests on her and holds her close like any man to his wife.

like he’s telling her to forget it, that he doesn’t think of her as the attacker. he reminded her that her touch is comforting, not alarming. he likes to touch her. because she had to be reminded that he’s not afraid of her hurting him.

what a beautiful thing what absolute losers im just… just… your faves could never


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Bobcat Skinner with some beautiful koa. My favorite!

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