“The Court of Dreams. The people who knew that there was a price, and one worth paying, for that dream. The bastard-born warriors, the Illyrian half breed, the monster trapped in a beautiful body, the dreamer born into a court of nightmares… and the huntress with an artist’s soul”
Caterina Sforza, Countess of Forlì was an Italian noblewoman. Raised in the refined Milanese court, Caterina later held the titles of Lady of Imola and Countess of Forlì, by her marriage to Girolamo Riario. She was also the Regent for her first-born son, Ottaviano. The descendant of a dynasty of noted condottieri, Caterina, from an early age, distinguished herself by her bold and impetuous actions taken to safeguard her possessions from possible usurpers, and to defend her dominions from attack, when they were involved in political intrigues that were a distinguishing feature of 15th century Italy. In her private life Caterina was devoted to various activities, among which were experiments in alchemy and a love of hunting and dancing. She had a large number of children, of whom only the youngest, Giovanni, inherited the forceful, militant character of his mother. Following her resistance to Cesare Borgia, she had to face his fury and he took her prisoner. Upon regaining her liberty following her imprisonment in Rome, she led a quiet life in Florence. In the final years of her life, she confided to a monk: “If I were to write the story of my life, I would shock the world.”
Isabella I, also known as Isabella the Catholic, was queen of Castile and León. She and her husband, Ferdinand II of Aragon, brought stability to the kingdoms that became the basis for the political unification of Spain under their grandson, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. After a struggle to claim her right to the throne, she reorganized the governmental system, brought the crime rate to the lowest it had been in years, and unburdened the kingdom of the enormous debt her brother had left behind. Her reforms and those she made with her husband had an influence that extended well beyond the borders of their united kingdoms. Isabella is known for completing the Reconquista, ordering conversion or exile of their Muslim and Jewish subjects and for supporting and financing Christopher Columbus’ voyage that led to the opening of the “New World”. She was granted the title Servant of God by the Catholic Church in 1974.
wTagged by @orangeshipper and @ultrahotpink ages ago to list my top 10 characters, each from a different fandom. As always, very tricky!!
In no particular order (and bearing in mind these are always changing):
1. Rose Tyler (Doctor Who)
2. Freddie Lyon (The Hour)
3. Mary Crawley (Downton Abbey)
4. Kylo Ren/Ben Solo (Star Wars)
5. Phryne Fisher (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries)
6. Odysseus (Greek mythology)
7. Diana of Themyscira (Wonder Woman)
8. Henry Crawford (Jane Austen)
(I should just point out that I can’t give a favourite Austen character. I love so many for so many reasons. Henry is by no means my all-time favourite character but I’ve been thinking a lot about him for my MP sequel that one day will be properly written and I think he’s an awesome character an needs more love.)
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