the burning of the houses of the lords and commons


art moodboard: j.m.w turner
↳ orange/yellow

the decline of the carthaginian empire;  war. the exile and the rock limpet; the burning of the house of lords and commons, 16th october 1834; ulysses deriding polyphemus - homer’s odyssey; river scene with cattle; the angel standing in the sun; sunset on the river; the fighting temeraire; the sun rising through vapour

What Serala of Myr would have worn, Alfazairy 

Serala married Lord Denys Darklyn, how later rebelled against Aerys the Mad King later called the Defiance of Duskendale. Many people blame Serala for the rebellion, claiming she put the seed of rebellion in her husband’s ear with Myrish poison. Lord Denys took King Aerys II Targaryen captive whilst visiting the castle with a small number of Kingsguard.  Aerys was finally freed when Ser Barristan Selmy sneaked into the Dun Fort, the seat of House Darklyn, and rescued his him, following his liberation and the end of the Defiance, Aerys went on a killing rampage. Serala’s husband and all of his house were beheaded, while she was burned alive, though her tongue was torn out first, along with her female parts, with which it was said she enslaved her lordly husband. Many common folk to this day say Aerys was not harsh enough with her, and spit when they hear her name.

TURNER, Joseph Mallord William
The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons, October 16, 1834
Oil on canvas, 92 x 123 cm
Museum of Art, Philadelphia