Based on a rp with @thornlessconsort When Joan received unwanted attention from The Duke of Suffolk, she gently turned away from him. And it wasn't until she spoke to the King that she realized she had no choice in the matter. She had accidentally reminded the King of his second wife, Anne Boleyn. And when the King said he could and would annul the marriage of his friend, if he wished to have the Lady, then he would do so. Joan knew there was no way of getting out of the marriage. But she also knew that she had to stay with her lover, the Queen. With Henry, she chose to tread lightly. And as a result, the Duke came to the Queen's apartments the next morning. Joan had to peel herself up from her naked Lover's bed and get dressed before going to meet him. She sat down at a table, and he asked her to marry him. She knew she had no choice and with a smile, which fooled him, she agreed. She felt her heart shatter the moment she was asked. 'If I had been born a boy...then I could've married Catherine and done it when we were younger,' she thought to herself. The day of the wedding, she felt sick to her stomach. She never wished to marry the Duke, but he really seemed to care for her. So, she told herself that she would make the best of it, but she could never love him. Her heart belonged to her lover and Queen. Catherine had helped her get ready that morning. ❝Kitty...I have no choice.❞ Catherine nodded. "I know...but I love you...❞ Joan let out a sob she didn't know she held In. Catherine immediately hugged her. ❝I love you too, Kit. You'll never lose me. Especially not to the Duke. I'll be your lover as long as you love me.❞ Catherine smiled at this, wiping Joan's tears. ❝Then we'll be together til death us do part.❞ Joan smiled weakly and kissed her. ❝til death we do part...I wish it was our wedding.❞ ❝We both know that is Impossible. Just being together would have us killed. If we married- We wouldn't even be able to.❞ Joan's heart broke
As #henryviii decides if he should sign his wife’s death warrant, we get our first glimpse of #anneboleyn in a flashback to her happier days. Amazingly you can see this beautiful dress, worn by Genevieve Bujold in #anneofthethousanddays, at #hevercastle: Anne Boleyn’s childhood home and where part of the film was shot in 1969.
#onthisday - 22nd July - in 1536, Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset, illegitimate son of King Henry VIII and Elizabeth Blount, died aged 17. • • It is most likely that he died of Tuberculosis, or another serious lung illness, as he was reportedly ill with consumption. • • At the time of his death, a second Act of Succession was going through Parliament, which declared both FitzRoy’s sisters illegitimate and allowing the King to nominate a successor. This has led to speculation that he intended to nominate FitzRoy, but that is not certain. • • In 1533, he married Lady Mary Howard, a first cousin of his stepmother Queen Anne Boleyn. A match possibly organised by Anne herself. • • He was also one of the peers who sentenced Anne to death in May 1536 and attended her execution. • • Originally he was buried at Thetford Priory, Norfolk, but his tomb was moved to St Michael’s Church, Framlingham, Suffolk. His wife, Mary Howard, was interred in the tomb after her death in 1557. • • It is worth noting that Henry FitzRoy is the only illegitimate child that King Henry VIII ever acknowledged. • • Pictured right is the Hever Castle portrait of Queen Anne Boleyn. Pictured left is a portrait miniature of Henry FitzRoy, Lucas Horenbout, between 1534 and 1535.
I just want to say a huge, genuine, heartfelt thanks for the flood of congratulations and messages of “I’ve pre-ordered” over the past few days! Not only have you made the uncensored evidence a bestseller five months before publication (!!!) but it means the absolute world to me to know that people are no longer willing to put up with the standard BS they’ve been fed about Anne Boleyn! The veil has been lifted. The romanticised whimsy has been kicked aside in favour of reality. People want the truth! You are sending a very powerful message to the history world that they aren’t going to be able to get away with selling the public lazy, twisted, edited and outdated interpretations of Anne Boleyn any more! I can not wait till this book is in your hands. I don’t feel any nerves or trepidation over its impending publication - it can’t come soon enough because everyone needs to read this for themselves! I am SO ready...and I’m glad you guys are with me! Bring on the Tudor Revolution! 🙌🏻👊🏻👍🏻👏🏻 Of course, if you haven’t joined yet, the pre-order link is here and in my bio: mybook.to/500YearsOfLies
I am thrilled to announce that I will be putting on my largest solo show to date ‘An Instance of Return’ in the depths of Deal Castle starting October 4th. This is to celebrate my 20 years of painting and exhibiting. This event will be open to public visiting the castle, but those wishing to attend the private view on the 4th October will need to subscribe to my website. Please click link in bio to subscribe. This will enable me to officially invite you and a guest to this ticketed event. The evening will include; the exhibition with complimentary drinks and a live music show. There will also be an aftershow party at a local venue TBA. For those attending the PV will be issued with a pass that will grant you access to the castle free for the remainder of the exhibition. Hope you can make it thanks NED x . . . . #aninstanceofreturn#dealcastle#henryviii#artexhibition#oilpainting#abstract#landscape#englishheritage#localartist
Beautiful sunset yesterday evening looking back at Hampton Court Palace from the end of the Long Water in Home Park ☀️☀️ and I didn’t even need to use a filter 💖 • • King Henry VIII, Queen Anne Boleyn, along with Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Mary I and King Edward VI used this area for hunting. • • King Charles II added the Long Water, which used to go right up to the back of the palace. King William III and Queen Mary II cut it back to make way for their new formal gardens. The fountains here are the Golden Jubilee Fountain’s. They were put in in 2002 for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.
[HOJE NA HISTÓRIA] Em 22 de julho de 1536, morreu o “Príncipe bastardo” Henry Fitzroy. Ele era filho ilegítimo de Henry VIII com sua ex-amante, Elizabeth “Bessie” Blount. Pouco se sabe sobre Bessie, exceto que ela era famosa por sua beleza. Ela nasceu por volta de 1499 e chegou a Corte por volta de 1513, para servir como dama de companhia de Catherine de Aragão Seu pai foi um dos escudeiros de Henry, e é provavelmente por isso que ela recebeu a posição prestigiada de servir a rainha. O caso de Bessie com o rei parece ter começado por volta de 1515, porque os registros desse ano mostram que o pai de Bessie recebeu um adiantamento de dois anos de seu salário. O affair terminou por volta da época em que Bessie ficou grávida, o que parece ser por volta do meio/fim do ano de 1519. Quando o bebê de Bessie nasceu, ele foi nomeado Henry FitzRoy. Henry reconheceu abertamente o menino, como é demonstrado pelo sobrenome a criança recebeu. (FitzRoy, literalmente, significa “filho do rei” e só poderia ser dado com o consentimento do monarca.) Henry VIII foi sempre muito sensível à percepção de sua fertilidade, especialmente desde que a única criança sobrevivente de seu casamento - apesar das numerosas gravidezes de sua mulher - era uma menina. Era obviamente um orgulho para ele finalmente ter sido pai de um filho saudável. Bessie não era casada na época, mas foi arranjado um marido para ela e eles foram enviados para viver em suas propriedades em Lincolnshire, enquanto Henry Fitzroy ficou para ser criado pelo rei - ou pelo menos pela família que ele designou para o menino. Apesar de ser um bastardo, FitzRoy era visto como o possível herdeiro do rei Henry porque o rei não tinha nenhum filho legítimo, e ficava cada vez mais óbvio que ele não teria mais crianças com Catherine. Henry não parecia levar a sério a ideia de que sua filha Mary poderia ser sua herdeira, apesar do fato de que a avó de Mary, Isabel I de Castela, governou
#henryviii (#RichardBurton) and #anneboleyn (Geneviève Bujold) dance in the Great Hall of #hevercastle. The interior of Hever was actually recreated - slightly larger than in reality - at Shepperton Studios. #anneofthethousanddays