kennedy wives

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                    The six wives of Henry VIII + moden au aesthetic

                                  {Requested by thetudorslovers}

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→ AU: Henry VIII’ Six Wives as fairy tales characters REDONE

Katherine of Aragon as the little mermaid

 The Little Mermaid drinks the potion and meets the prince, who is attracted to her beauty and grace even though she is mute. Most of all he likes to see her dance and she dances for him despite her excruciating pain. When the prince’s father orders his son to marry the neighboring king’s daughter, He goes on to say he can only love the young woman from the temple, who he believes rescued him. It turns out that the princess is the temple girl, who had been sent to the temple to be educated. The prince loves her and the wedding is announced. The prince and princess marry, and the Little Mermaid’s heart breaks. She thinks of all that she has given up and of all the pain she has suffered. She despairs, thinking of the death that awaits her, but before dawn, her sisters bring her a knife that the Sea Witch has given them in exchange for their long hair. If the Little Mermaid slays the prince with the knife and lets his blood drip on her feet, she will become a mermaid again, all her suffering will end and she will live out her full life. The Little Mermaid cannot bring herself to kill the sleeping prince lying with his bride and as dawn breaks she throws herself into the sea. Her body dissolves into foam.

ragstocadillacs  asked:

What are some of the best Kennedy documents/films/biographies? I'd really love to learn more about the clan 😊

Hi there ! Sorry for my (very) late reply, I’m the worst - I see a message and then I forget all about it :(


Okay so here’s a list of my favorite stuff (**will update) :


Biographies 


- The Joan Kennedy Story : Living with the Kennedys, by Marcia Chellis (1985) : Marcia was Joan’s personal assistant for 2-3 years, starting in 1979. They went through the 1980 presidential campaign together. I know Joan felt betrayed by the book saying : “I tried to talk her out of it three years ago when she told me the notes she took on the 1980 campaign would be used in a book. I told her I felt so betrayed. I think it’s a real breach of confidentiality” - but I gotta say, it’s really great if you want to feel like an insider. It’s a must-read, in my opinion. But I don’t agree with how she did all of this - Joan was her friend and she trusted her but she ended up betraying her for money… yeah.
- Jackie, Ethel, Joan : The Women of Camelot, by J. Randy Taraborrelli (2000) : “Three women who married into America’s royal family and became forever linked in legend. Set against the panorama of explosive American history, this unique story offers a rarely-seen look at the relationship shared among the three women – during the Camelot years and beyond. Whether dealing with their husbands’ blatant infidelities, stumping for their many political campaigns, touring the world to promote their family’s legacy, raising their children, or confronting death, the Kennedy wives did it all with grace, style and dignity”
- The Kennedy Women : The Saga of an American Family, by Laurence Leamer (1994). 800-page book with rather tiny writing, but it goes back to the Kennedy’s ancestors and talks about every single Kennedy woman.
- After Camelot : A Personal History of the Kennedy Family – 1968 to the Present, by J. Randy Taraborrelli (2012) : Taraborrelli’s books tend to be a bit on the gossipy side, but I kinda like his style lol plus he does A LOT of research for his books (the source notes are always like, 40 pages long). The book is divided into the following parts : The lengthy an detailed tome is divided into the following parts: Jackie, Eunice, Sarge, Ted, Ethel, Jackie/Ari/The Lawfords, Sargent Tries Again, The Third Generation In Trouble, Poor Ari, Rosemary and Rose, Shriver for President, Ted’s 1980 campaign, David’s Story, Kennedy Upheaval, Caroline/John/Maurice, William Kennedy Smith and the Palm Beach Scandal, Kennedy Wives Old and New, Jackie: Her Final Years, John and Carolyn, Michael’s Story, A Peaceful Time, Camelot Loses its Prince, Transitions, and Looking Ahead.
- Peter Lawford : The Man Who Kept the secrets, by James Spada (1991). (See the review that I made about a week ago).
- Joan : The Reluctant Kennedy, by Lester David (1974) : It’s really interesting because he interviewed her a lot for it and you can learn about her childhood, her girlhood, etc. It’s really the only book that is strictly dedicated to her (well Marcia Chellis’ book kinda is too, but it’s more like a tell all, not a biography and it only talks about Joan’s life from 1979 to 1983). The only thing is that since the book was published in the 70s, it doesn’t cover the rest of Joan’s life.
- The Other Mrs. Kennedy : Ethel Skakel Kennedy - An American Drama of Power, Privilege, and Politics, by Jerry Oppenheimer (1994). I didn’t think I’d be into this book at first, since I’ve never been particularly interested in Ethel. But it really is a page turner.
- The Last Brother, by Joe McGinnis (1993). Excellent book about Ted. I really enjoyed the fact that there is no ass kissing at all (compared to the ‘Last Lion’, published by the Boston Globe). It really reveals the dysfunctionality of the family. I also like how he analyzes Ted, he’s very interesting, psychologically-speaking, cause he was trapped from the beginning: someone (…Joe Kennedy) chose a life path for him and that was it. The Washington Post trashed the book but don’t listen to them lol
- The Kennedy Curse, by Edward Klein. (2003)


Documentaries/Movies/Series


- The Kennedys (2011). Watch here : http://www.watchfree.to/watch-27654b-The-Kennedys-tv-show-online-free-putlocker.html#close-modal - I’m currently rewatching it actually. It’s 8 episodes and it starts with JFK’s election and ends with JFK’s assassination. Greg Kinnear is excellent as JFK, and so is Barry Pepper as Bobby. As for Katie Holmes, sometimes she’s good and sometimes it’s a bit cringy (like when she tries to imitate Jackie’s soft, breathy voice). The new series, The Kennedys : After Camelot (which covers from 1964 to the 1990s I believe), based on J. Randy Taraborrelli’s book, will start in April on Reelz

-The JFK collection– 8 mini movies by the History channel (2013). Disc One contains three films. “JFK: A Personal Story Part 1”, JFK: A Personal Story Part 2 and “Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis”. Disc Two contains four films “John F. Kennedy, Jr.: The Death of an American Prince”, “Joseph Kennedy, Sr.: Father of an American Dynasty”,“Robert F. Kennedy: His Many Sides” and “Ted Kennedy: Tragedy, Scandal, and Redemption” is the story of the life of the youngest Kennedy son, his scandals, and his life in politics. Disc Three contains the last film of the series, “JFK: Three Shots that Changed America.” **I’m afraid you’ll have to buy it, but I got it for pretty cheap on Ebay

- The Lost Kennedy Home Movies (2011).

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♔ “Henry’s six wives were each expected to be Queen, lover, companion, and mother to a Tudor dynasty. Most failed, and for them, there was rejection or execution. But their story has become one of the great historical myths, and one of their children, Elizabeth, England’s greatest ruler.”

Jack & Jackie Kennedy Story Time (short-version):

“She {Jackie} used to come often to the Senate and listen to the speeches and floor action and votes. Mrs. Kennedy would sit, more often that not, in the diplomatic gallery, rather than in the wives’ gallery or the family’s gallery. She would sit right in the center, just dressed very casual, and virtually nobody knew who she was, except inside people, Senate people. The first time I ever remember seeing her, she had on these Capri pants, a sleeveless white blouse and a scarf over her head, and sunglasses–this was outside. But yet here she was going to Senate deliberations! It seemed like a contrast.

I also recall occasions when she was there listening to proceedings and Senator Kennedy had nothing to do with the debate. She would just be there taking it in from the gallery. She didn’t much go to the Senate ladies luncheons and roll bandages. I never saw her in my four years as a page at any meeting of constituents or guests, or having her picture taken with them, because that was a rather frequent thing with the Senate wives in the anteroom. It was generally her interest in the proceedings or getting the Senator {Jack} off the floor to have some lunch.

She used to pack these picnic lunches for the senator. I think it’s more to get him out and off the floor. I always assumed it had something to do with his back injury. She seemed very protective, very wifely about that sort of thing, and they would just sometimes go out and sit on the Capitol steps, or they’d go out and sit on the Capitol lawn. I remember one time, the senator was on the floor and asked me to take a note up to her in the diplomatic gallery. And I said, "Oh, yes, Senator, I’ll take it right up to her.” She was very kind and smiled. She read the note. And then it got to be, kind of, a usual thing. On occasion, I would see her out in the Senate reception room just outside the Senate floor, and she would ask me to go get the senator because it was time for his lunch.

I didn’t read the notes, but they had to be clever and romantic because I waited to see if she had a message for him, and as soon as she got them she read them, and they always made her immediately break into a smile.“

                                        ~Duke Zeller, former senate page 

Prussia x Hungary Fic Recs

for starters.. here :D most of these are from my first sweep of 1.8K fanfics under the Pruhun tag in ff.net. More notes under the cut.

Read the ratings first when you open them! Some of them are M or E!!!


Semi-historical AU / Semi-canon (oneshots)

with the lake in our hair by  zlotyhero (AO3) or  pozarpel (ff.net)

Tschüss und Wiedersehen  by  Peridot Tears

Balaton by  Peridot Tears

But That Was In Another Country by Konstantya

 Her Smile, His Pain  by Flashback 1701    

The White King by Churro-Dragon 

Raggamuffins by eyesocketsandsuits

Blindside and  Take Me To Church by aphtrashbin 

The Morning After by  larkaholic 

Boldog születésnapot by  CrystalLotus98

In Our Bedroom After The War by Purple Sky Juliet 

Shall We Dance, Lizzie?  by  rowan.garland

When War Comes by  WillowingEnds

Behind the Curtain by  Animanga Girl

The Insane Quirk  by  Mewdu

I’m Still Here by Flashback 1701

St Stephen’s Cross by  Purplefluffychainsaw

Death of a Nation by  Yukari Rin

Never Alone by  IronicallyPlatonic

Hurt and Comfort by LazyChild 

Seduction and Humiliation by  LazyChild (also on AO3)

From Soviet Russia, with love by erde

Heile, heile Katzendreck by erde 

Thinking over by erde 

Anyhow, anywhere, anytime by erde 

Liebling, it’s cold outside by erde

Aubade by  Watanabe Maya

speak now by  boys and girls look to the sky

Unto the East by @historia-vitae-magistras

In Complete Steel by Daegaer


Semi-historical AU / Semi-canon (multi-chaptered)

Preussenlied  by  Catching Tomorrow

Preußens Gloria by  Mestophilies

Flight of the Valkyrie by CelticFeather   

The Awesomely Awesome Adventures of Prussia! by Mimizuku9

 The Iron Eagle’s Flight by  Rebel-to-Write

Steps by scribblescribbledot

Háborúzik  by lavenderghost

Last Fragments in Balatonfüred by startrack

Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit and sequel:The Creaking Harpsichord by  Peridot Tears 

That Disjointed Front by  snappleducated

Won’t you please (not) look at me? by erde


Assorted AU’s (oneshots)

Europe’s Skies by  anchorise

Nine Years by Flashback 1701

Paper Cranes by Cancurry 

Leave the Bourbon on the Shelf by  PRAUS   

Lay Me Down  by  Cameron Kennedy  

Of hangovers and wives by kyootness 

Evidence  and  Sweet Dreams by  FantasticMr.Socks

the middle grounds by  mnemonica

Impatience by  LadySilverFang

Journey by  froyozensight

Blinding Spark That Burns Out Fast by  sunrise over boston 

Sadie Hawkins Dance by  iTrippedandfellforyou

The Fix by  Positively (also on AO3)

raindrops in april by  FH14 (AO3)


Assorted AU’s (multi-chaptered) 

Through These Albino Eyes by Flashback 1701   

Not Your Ordinary Fairytale  and sequel: Off the Beaten Path  by AndAllThatJazzToo

The Roar  by CelticFeather 

The Vices Of Reality by co-authors Christoph Andretti and IsThisPhantasy

The Lucky Journal of Dezsö Héderváry by  xXxXLupicideXxXx 

Für Gilbert, Von Liz by  Lewis and Silver and  Weapon Frayer 

Age of Empires by  Peridot Tears

What’s really a beginning?  by  xless.then.three

Indefinite Articles by  Catching Tomorrow


AU: OmegaVerse (can also be found on AO3)

A Flower’s Resilience by  NightlySnow 

Arrogant Alphas and Stubborn Omegas by ScarletPrussia


fic author: Mad Writer in Manila (i don’t know but i like them for some reason)

Keyboard (au, frying pangle)

Tell Me A Story (asstd. hetalia)


Special fic author mentions: (check out their fics :D)

  • Peridot Tears - i find anything they write excellent
  • erde - AO3 dude. i get my pruhun fix from them always
  • Konstantya - for those who like good Austria and AusHun too
  • aphtrashbin - lots of good pruhun and hetalia fics. they have their own tumblr so goo check them out too
  • eyesocketsandsuits  - this hetalia author is really funny.. damnnn

there are many other good fics on AO3. good luck

personal notes under the cut


THE END.  Thanks, Good Day and Happy Reading!

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“The Lady Catherine is a proud, stubborn woman 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.”

Henry VIII’s Six Wives and Their Mottos: Catherine of Aragon (1/6)