I really headcanon that when Henry VIII died, he was greeted by his mother who has four of his wives (Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, and Catherine Howard) with her and she just starts ripping him a new one for how he treated all of his wives and how that isn’t how she raised her son
From Letters and Papers Illustrative of the Reigns of Richard III and Henry VII, Henry VII’s emissary to Pope Innocent VIII in 1485;
“The beauty and chastity of this lady are indeed so great neither Lucretia nor Diana herself were ever more beautiful or more chaste. So great is her virtue, and her character so fine, that she certainly seems to have been preserved by divine will from the time of her birth right up until today to be consort and queen. “
01. Starring Role // Marina and the Diamonds - 02.
Wicked Games // Coeur de Pirate - 03. Landfill // Daughter
- 04. Yellow Flicker Beat // Lorde - 05. I Still Love Him // Debbie Wiseman - 06.
Goodbye Kiss // Lana del Rey
- 07. La Petite Mort // Coeur de Pirate - 08. The Execution Ballet // Trevor Morris
- 09. Death is a Disease // Clint Mansell 10. Jerusalem // Anuna
“All my life I have been used by men who were possessed by ambition. Once man has drunk himself into the stupor of ambition, they become tyrannical creatures who are interested in none but themselves. I been bargained and traded like an animal for slaughter…I have fought all my life and I have endured . By the Grace of God I stand here before you as King of England, and I stand upon the foundations of a new England that will endure with a Tudor dynasty.”
yeah one of my favorite things i learned about henry vii recently, you’d think he’d be all miserly all the time, but the dude goes and buys himself a bunch of clothes when he’s stressed and is basically just kind of a mess
01. Track 5 // The Virgin Queen Soundtrack - 02. Fame // Mree - 03. Aphrodisiac // Bow Wow Wow - 04. Bad Things // Meiko - 05.
Toxic //Yael Naïm - 06. Young God // Halsey - 07. Homewrecker // Marina and The Diamonds
- 08. You’ll be Queen One Day // Ramin Djawadi- 09. Burning Desire // Lana del Rey - 10. A Historic Love // Trevor Morris.
“Good Christian people, I am come hither to die, for according to the law, and by the law I am judged to die, and therefore I will speak nothing against it. I am come hither to accuse no man, nor to speak anything of that, whereof I am accused and condemned to die, but I pray God save the king and send him long to reign over you, for a gentler nor a more merciful prince was there never: and to me he was ever a good, a gentle and sovereign lord. And if any person will meddle of my cause, I require them to judge the best. And thus I take my leave of the world and of you all, and I heartily desire you all to pray for me. O Lord have mercy on me, to God I commend my soul.”