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[Sorry for mistakes, but this is an audio interview and I have difficulty] 

“Sebastian is really trying to play it cool with everyboy”

“he’s such a master in manipulation that he goes what’s the best way to… sort of a layover everyone’s because obviously you see Alec sort of not quiet trusting him from the beginning. He thinks the right things to do is to be what everyone wants him or needs him to be. He comes in there, he helps Clary with her rune ability, he’s there for Izzy with her drug issue. I think that’s how he process it: how can I be what each of these people needs me to be? And then that’s how he finds his way into the Institute and into their trust. Which is great knowing that that was gonna happen because the wonderful thing is people who don’t know the story who Sebastian is…they’ve got this experience of seeing this guy who’s comes in, he tries to be very nice and then obviously you see him switch.”

Famously, Anne Boleyn was not a beauty: she was more about quirkiness and an innate sensuality, and there are a lot of references to her eyes. Which sends out a great message for women, because life is not about the aesthetic all the time.  Anne Boleyn is an intriguing character. She seems to appeal to modern-day women in a very potent way. Because she was such an independently opinionated and spirited young woman, which at the time was unheard of.

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It was during Elizabeth’s [Anne Boleyn’s daughter] reign that the English navy, commanded by Sir Francis Drake, defeated the mighty Spanish Armada (with considerable help from inclement weather), thus making England a world power and sowing the seeds for the coming British Empire. But perhaps Elizabeth’s greatest contribution to both England and the world was the tone of moderation that she set.  With great skill, Elizabeth was able to avoid plunging England into the religious strife and political turmoil that had dominated the reigns of her siblings.  The resulting period of toleration not only allowed England to prosper economically, but also ensured a cultural and artistic flowering unlike any in history.  Christopher Marlowe, Edmund Spenser, Ben Johnson and William Shakespeare are just some of the artists who prospered during the Elizabethan Age.  Small wonder that many in England also call it their country’s Golden Age.