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favorite fictional ladies | mary tudor (the tudors)
“If I do become Queen, I swear to you now, on the Holy Gospels and on the soul of my mother, that I will make England faithful again. I will do whatever it takes. I will burn however many heretics and spill as much blood as I have to.”

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–> anonymous asked: top ten six historical ladies?

Hatshepsut: one of the most successful pharaohs, she is considered to be a pharaoh who inaugurated a long peaceful era, due to a long and prosperous reign.

Cleopatra: last active pharaoh of Ptolemaic Egypt, she was a politically astute ruler who fought for the independence of her country.

Anne of Brittany: last Sovereign Duchess of Brittany and twice anointed Queen consort of France, she was a central figure in the struggle for influence that led to the union of Brittany and France.

Mary Tudor: sister of Henry VIII and Queen Dowager of France, she married for love and was the maternal grandmother of Lady Jane Grey.

Mary I of England: first queen regnant of England, she paved the way for all her female successors.

Catherine de Medici: the most powerful woman in sixteenth-century Europe, she maintained the Valois dynasty on the throne during the reigns of her three sons.