aries: Medici: Masters of Florence taurus: Magnificent Century: Kosem gemini: The Tudors cancer: Victoria leo: The White Queen virgo:
libra: The Crown scorpio: The Empress of China
capricorn: The Borgias aquarius:
pisces: The White Princess
“Despite Margaret and the now Queen Mum dropping their first curtsies before her, and a slightly miffed Philip told he must now trail behind her entering rooms, the money shot is unquestionably the spectral Queen Mary, covered in mourning dress, creakily sinking to her knees before her new sovereign.”
William the Conqueror long did reign; William his son, by an arrow was slain; Henry the First was a scholar bright; Stephen was king without any right. Henry the Second, Plantagenet’s scion; Richard the First was as brave as a lion; John, though a tyrant, the charter was signed; Henry the Third had a weakly mind. Edward the First conquered Cambria dales; Edward the Second was the first English Prince of Wales; Edward the Third humbled France in its pride; Richard the Second in prison died. Henry the Fourth for himself took the crown; Henry the Fifth pulled the French King down; Henry the Sixth lost his father’s gains; Edward the Fourth laid hold of the reins. Edward the Fifth was killed with his brother; Richard the Third soon made way for another. Henry the Seventh was frugal of means; Henry the Eighth had a great many queens. Edward the Sixth reformation began;
Cruel Queen Mary prevented the plan;
Wise and profound were Elizabeth’s aims;
England and Scotland were joined by King James. Charles the First found the people a cruel corrector;
Oliver Cromwell was called Lord Protector; Charles the Second hid in an oak; James the Second took the Catholic yoke. William and Mary were offered the throne; Anne succeeded and reigned alone. George the First from Hanover came; George the Second kept up the name; George the Third was loved in the land; George the Fourth was polite and grand; William the Fourth had no heir of his own,
So Queen Victoria ascended the throne.
When good Queen Victoria’s long reign was o'er, Edward the Seventh the English crown wore.
His son George the Fifth, ruled the realm amassed,
where the sun never set, it was so vast. Edward the Eighth gave up the throne for his wife; George the Sixth ruled through World War II’s strife. Elizabeth the Second reigns today, And “God save the Queen” all her subjects hearts say!
Mare Barrow learned this all too well when Cal’s betrayal nearly destroyed her. Now determined to protect her heart—and secure freedom for Reds and newbloods like her—Mare resolves to overthrow the kingdom of Norta once and for all… starting with the crown on Maven’s head.
But no battle is won alone, and before the Reds may rise as one, Mare must side with the boy who broke her heart in order to defeat the boy who almost broke her. Cal’s powerful Silver allies, alongside Mare and the Scarlet Guard, prove a formidable force. But Maven is driven by an obsession so deep, he will stop at nothing to have Mare as his own again, even if it means demolishing everything—and everyone—in his path.
War is coming, and all Mare has fought for hangs in the balance. Will victory be enough to topple the Silver kingdoms? Or will the little lightning girl be forever silenced?
A French political cartoon in 1898 depicting China as a pie about to be carved up by Queen Victoria , Kaiser Wilhelm II , Tsar Nicholas II , Marianne and a samurai , while a Chinese helplessly looks on.