henry iv part 1 and part 2

Shakespeare's (English) Histories
  • King John: There is no freaking reference to the Magna Carta. WTF?
  • Richard II: He cries a lot. Also, thinks he's Jesus.
  • Henry IV Part 1: Everyone's name is Henry. Except for Falstaff.
  • Henry IV Part 2: Hal realizes what a jerk he's been.
  • Henry V: A bunch of Nationalistic Pride followed by some awkward wooing.
  • Henry VI Part 1: might be Shakespeare's first play? We can tell.
  • Henry VI Part 2: If we're being honest, we've all forgotten what happens in which Henry.
  • Henry VI Part 3: God, this play is long. OH! A New King.
  • Richard III: Evil. Evil. Evil. OH look! A Tudor! Aren;t they Great ;)
Tom Hiddleston Ask

Tom Hiddleston Ask - Updated September 24, 2016

Archipelago: Are you a vegetarian?

The Avengers (AKA Loki 2): Have you ever jumped out of a moving aircraft of any kind?

Charadespeare: When was the last time you played charades of any kind?

Coriolanus: Have you ever texted or spoken the phrase “You souls of geese that bear the shapes of men?”

Crimson Peak: Would you live with a sibling after you were married?

The Deep Blue Sea: Have you ever yelled at someone whilst inside a museum?

Emmy 2016 Tom: Which designer/style would you choose to wear if you were co-presenting with TH?

Exhibition: Do you own any original art?

Henry IV, Part 1: Were you a wild youth?

Henry IV, Part 2: Do you skip through all the non-Hal scenes in this?

Henry V: Have you ever been wooed in a language other than your native one?

High Rise: Have you ever had a nightmare experience with a flatmate?

I Saw The Light: Can you sing any Hank Williams songs?

Jaguar Rendezvous: Have you ever had a cup of tea whilst on an airplane/helicopter?

Kong: Skull Island: What is your opinion about bananas?

Midnight In Paris: Have you ever read any F. Scott Fitzgerald?

Miss Austen Regrets: What is your favorite Austen novel?

Muppets Most Wanted: Have you ever worn thermal pajamas?

Nerd HQ 2013: Have you ever punched someone in the dick?

Nerd HQ 2016: What is your favorite breakfast food?

The Night Manager: Have you ever seen a night manager at a hotel who was formerly a soldier and looks even remotely as devastatingly attractive as Tom Hiddleston?

Only Lovers Left Alive: Do you have a picture of your hero on your wall/in your house?

PBS Cookie Monster Sketch: Would you give someone the last cookie?

The Pirate Fairy: Do you like a little something sweet while you work?

Return To Cranford: Have you ever angered your family by choosing to be with someone?

Suburban Shootout: Has anyone ever massaged your adductor longus?

Thor (AKA Loki 1): Do you think Odin is a good king or a big fat meanie head?

Thor: The Dark World (AKA Loki 3): If you were fated to while away eternity reading, what 5 books would you read over and over again?

Thor: Ragnarok (AKA Loki 4): Do you prefer Loki in his 30 pounds of leather and metal or in a black Gucci suit?

TimesTalks NYC 2015: What is your favorite exercise apparatus?

Times Talks NYC 2016: How do you feel about non-traditional suit patterns?

Tom: Which Tom is your favorite?

UNICEF: Do you support any non-profits?

Unrelated: Have you ever gone skinny dipping?

Variety Live Chat with Jenelle Riley: Have you ever posted a Face Swap selfie on social media?

Wallander: What is your ringtone?

War Horse: Have you ever ridden a pony/horse?


‘So, when this loose behaviour I throw off
And pay the debt I never promised,
By how much better than my word I am,
By so much shall I falsify men’s hopes;
And like bright metal on a sullen ground,
My reformation, glittering o'er my fault,
Shall show more goodly and attract more eyes
Than that which hath no foil to set it off.
I’ll so offend, to make offence a skill;
Redeeming time when men think least I will.’

Prince Henry

Shakespeare, Henry IV (part 1), Act I Scene II

The Hollow Crown, ep 2, Henry IV (part 1)


♔  T H E  W A R S  O F  T H E  R O S E S  ♔

1455 - 1464: THE BEGINNING

Were I a man, a duke, and next of blood,
I would remove these tedious stumbling blocks
And smooth my way upon their headless necks;
And, being a woman, I will not be slack
To play my part in Fortune’s pageant.

Henry VI, Part 2 (1.2.63-69)


❀ Anne Beauchamp, 16th Countess of Warwick - wife of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick; the Kingmaker
❀ Cecily Neville, Duchess of York - wife of Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York; mother to Edward IV of England
❀ Anne of York, Duchess of Exeter - wife of Henry Holland, 3rd Duke of Exeter
❀ Alice Montacute, 5th Countess of Salisbury - wife of Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury
❀ Joan Fauconberg, Baroness Fauconberg - wife of William Neville, 1st Earl of Kent
❀ Alice de la Pole, Duchess of Suffolk - former lady in waiting to Margaret of Anjou; Castellan of Wallingford; Custodian of the Duke of Exeter


♔ First Battle of St Albans - 22nd of May 1455
♔ Battle of Blore Heath - 23rd of September 1459
♔ Battle of Ludford Bridge - 12th of October 1459
♔ Battle of Sandwich - January 1460
♔ Battle of Northampton - 10th of July 1460
♔ Battle of Wakefield - 30th of December 1460
♔ Battle of Mortimer’s Cross - 2nd of February 1461
♔ Second Battle of St Albans - 17th of February 1461
♔ Battle of Ferrybridge - 28th of March 1461
♔ Battle of Towton - 29th of March 1461


(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0kO-pVsc3E)


(no dates yet.  And If it gets interrupted by Wimbledon again I’m going to spit nails…)

Oh, and we’re getting repeats on BBC 4 of the previous series from Monday 23:00.  Set your recorders