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Hannah. 18. Belgian. Fangirl. Book addict. Fanfiction writer.

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Castle, Bones, The Mentalist, Rizzoli & Isles, Rookie Blue, Criminal Minds, NCIS, Covert Affairs, Game of Thrones, Once Upon A Time... I watch it all :)

I ship pretty much everything and I regret nothing.
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"I don’t want to be brave. I just want to be myself."

(via lady-arryn)

Men still have trouble recognizing that a woman can be complex, can have ambition, good looks, sexuality, erudition, and common sense. A woman can have all those facets, and yet men, in literature and in drama, seem to need to simplify women, to polarize us as either the whore or the angel. That sensibility is prevalent, even to this day.

I had to reconcile the real person and the character of Anne Boleyn as created in the text. For the actor, the text is your bible. You can try to put a spin on the nuances, but in the end our job is to be the vehicle of the text. But I got tired of flying the flag of Showtime in interviews, [justifying the show’s sexuality and inaccuracies] when in the pit of my stomach, I agreed wholly with what the interviewer was saying to me. I lost many hours of sleep, and actually shed tears during my portrayal of her, trying to inject historical truth into the script, trying to do right by this woman that I had read so much about. It was a constant struggle, because the original script had that tendency to polarize women into saint and whore. It wasn’t deliberate, but it was there.

I begged Michael Hirst to do it right in the second [season]. He listened to me because he knew I knew my history. And I remember saying to him: `Throw everything you’ve got at me. Promise me you’ll do that. I can do it. The politics, the religion, the personal stuff, throw everything you’ve got at me. I can take it.’ I wanted to show that she was a human being, a young woman placed in a really difficult and awful situation, manipulated by her father, the king, and circumstances, but that she was also feisty and interesting and had a point of view and tried to use her powers to advance what she believed in. And I wanted people to live with her, to live through her. To see her.

Natalie Dormer (via acodetojoy)

darlingdormer:

I’ve been married before, professionally, a couple of times, but this takes the biscuit.

lunakays:

Portraits of Elizabeth I of England from 1546 - 1600.

Like most monarchs of her day, Elizabeth was careful that her portraits depicted her as she wanted to be seen: young, strong and like a man in a woman’s body, so that her people would respect her and accept her as their ruler. Many paintings of the queen in old age present an eternally youthful Elizabeth. She had full control over the distribution of images of herself. In fact, she rarely sat for portraits, so one sitting provided a ‘pattern’ that was then repeated in various forms. Because of this it is hard for us to get an idea of what she really looked like.

In her book “Elizabeth the Queen”, Alison Weir describes the 25 year old Elizabeth as: “tall and slender, with a tiny waist, small bosom and beautiful, long-fingered hands, which it pleased her vanity to display to advantage in a variety of affected poses. She had a swarthy complexion like that of her mother, although she made a habit of whitening it with a lotion made up of egg-whites, powdered egg shell, poppy seeds, borax and alum, which made her face appear white and luminous. She had inherited also Anne Boleyn’s long, thin face, high cheekbones and pointed chin. From her father she had her red naturally curly hair and high, hooked nose.”

Anne Boleyn in the Tower by Édouard Cibot, 1835.

sansaqueens:

kings & queens of england {1066-1603} 

raqstarnails:

Anne Boleyn/ King Henry VIII inspired nail set

strange-shadow:

history jokes in the history department

got cast: rose leslie

dedicated to may

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tumbledore-:

The Loch Ness Monster was spotted on Apple Maps. The size is estimated to be anywhere from 50 to 100 feet, ruling out any possibility of it being a log or a sea otter. Finally, Apple Maps is useful for something.

But this raises the question, how much longer until Hogwarts is captured on Apple Maps?

(via bloodyproudpotterhead)

fagtree:

so other than that, mrs. lincoln, how was the play

(via thisjourneysend)

sansasturk:

olenna tyrell: killing a man at a wedding? that’s horrid! what sort of monster would do such a thing? *looks at the camera like she’s on the office*

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Orphan Black (season 1)

_Delphine Cormier

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