the-lost-empires:

Get to Know Me ~ royalist version {Monarchs 1/5}

B O U N D  T O  O B E Y  &  S E R V E

Jane Seymour may have first come to court in the service of Queen Catherine, but then was moved to wait on Anne Boleyn as she rose in the King’s favor and eventually became his second wife. In September 1535, the King stayed at the Seymour family home in Wiltshire, England. It may have been there that the king “noticed” Jane. But, it isn’t until February of 1536 that there is evidence of Henry’s new love for Jane. By that point, Henry’s waning interest in Anne was obvious and Jane was likely pegged to be her replacement as Queen.

Opinion is divided as to how Jane felt about being the new object of Henry’s affections. Some see Jane’s calm and gentle demeanor as evidence that she didn’t really understand the position as political pawn she was playing for her family. Others see it as a mask for her fear. Seeing how Henry’s two previous Queens had been treated once they fell from favor, Jane probably had some trepidation, although Anne Boleyn’s final fate had not been sealed at that time.One other view was that Jane fell into her role quite willingly and actively sought to entice the King and flaunt her favor even in front of the current Queen.

How Jane actually felt, we will never know. Henry’s feelings were pretty clear though. Within 24 hours of Anne Boleyn’s execution, Jane Seymour and Henry VIII were formally betrothed. On the 30th of May, they were married. Unlike Henry’s previous two Queens, Jane never had a coronation. Perhaps the King was waiting to Jane to ‘prove’ herself by giving him a son. Less than two months after Henry and Jane’s marriage, the Duke of Richmond, Henry Fitzroy died at the age of 17. Fitzroy was the King’s bastard son by his mistress Elizabeth Blount.

It wasn’t until early 1537 that Jane became pregnant. During her pregnancy, Jane’s every whim was indulged by the King, convinced that Jane, whom he felt to be his first ‘true wife’, carried his long hoped for son. In October, a prince was born at Hampton Court Palace and was christened on 15th of October. The baby was named Edward. Mary, daughter of Catherine of Aragon, was godmother and Elizabeth, daughter of Anne Boleyn, also played a role in the ceremony.

There has been much written over whether or not Jane gave birth to Edward by cesarean section. It seems unlikely that if she had, she would have lived as long as she did after the birth. Jane attended her son’s christening, although she was weak. She died on October 24th, just two weeks after her son was born. Henry had already been preparing his own tomb at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, which was where Jane was buried. In the end, she would be the only of Henry’s six wives to be buried with him.

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" I have no doupt whatsoever, that your majesty’s reign will always be remembered."

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                       Prince Arthur of Wales and Catherine of Aragon

Catherine, married Arthur on November 14, 1501. It was a diplomatic alliance, binding the new Tudor regime to the much more prestigious Spanish family of Isabella of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon. Catherine of Aragon was 16, and Arthur was 15 on their wedding day. The two had already been married by proxy in 1499, waiting only until Arthur was old enough. The couple later met on November 4, 1501 at Dogmersfield in Hampshire. Little is known about what they first thought of each other, but Arthur wrote to his in-laws that he would be ‘a true and loving husband’ and told his parents that he was immensely happy to ‘behold the face of his lovely bride’. After their marriage, Arthur was sent to Ludlow Castle, to preside over the Council of Wales and the Marches, as was his duty as Prince of Wales, and Catherine went with him. A few months later, they both fell ill, possibly with the sweating sickness. He died on 2 April 1502, and she almost died too, but recovered to find herself a widow at barely 17. 28 years later Catherine would say that she and Arthur had shared a bed only 7 times, and that on none of those occasions did they have sexual intercourse.

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queenrhaenyra:

→ ” Queen Catherine, in imitation of her mother Isabel and imbued by the spirit of her father… made a splendid oration to the English captains, told them to be ready to defend their territory, that the Lord smiled upon those who stood in defence of their own, and they should remember that English courage excelled that of all nations. “

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♔ “Henry’s six wives were each expected to be Queen, lover, companion, and mother to a Tudor dynasty. Most failed, and for them, there was rejection or execution. But their story has become one of the great historical myths, and one of their children, Elizabeth, England’s greatest ruler.”

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rockluke:

stilesinatrenchcoat:

phoenixx23:

spookyflys:


thanl:


psyducked:


romancingthelookyloos:


romancingthelookyloos:


I think we should talk about puberty…





yo imma let you finish but


I had one of the best puberty transformations of all time



yes okay but

girls can do it too


Step back, peeps, and fasten your seat-belts.  Time to bring in a puberty professional.
BEFORE PUBERTY:
After puberty:

…. wait.  That’s not right.  Hold on.
Let’s fast-forward about five more years.

Ah, yes, there we go.  Right after I sold my soul to Satan. 


fuckin

PLOT
TWIST


Naw son you can’t be hot in two genders you fucking cheated

this is my favorite post because its just people bragging about how hot they are

rockluke:

stilesinatrenchcoat:

phoenixx23:

spookyflys:

thanl:

psyducked:

romancingthelookyloos:

romancingthelookyloos:

I think we should talk about puberty…

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yo imma let you finish but

I had one of the best puberty transformations of all time

yes okay but

girls can do it too

Step back, peeps, and fasten your seat-belts.  Time to bring in a puberty professional.

BEFORE PUBERTY:

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After puberty:

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…. wait.  That’s not right.  Hold on.

Let’s fast-forward about five more years.

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Ah, yes, there we go.  Right after I sold my soul to Satan. 

fuckin

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PLOT

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Naw son you can’t be hot in two genders you fucking cheated

this is my favorite post because its just people bragging about how hot they are

-anch0rs-:

i honestly have no idea who this guy is but he needs an award for this

-anch0rs-:

i honestly have no idea who this guy is but he needs an award for this

popculturesavvyangel:

charlesoberonn:

teamstarpluskid:

mewchamp:

mewchamp:

"Ew you’re a guy and like the color pink are you gay?"

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I’ve been waiting for this post all my life

itsstuckyinmyhead:

Tumblr Loves Halloween 

rosewolfy:

I find myself wanting to draw a perfect rose, over and over although I cannot find a rose anywhere. In my dreams I keep asking a girl where to find one. She will not answer me, and she keeps walking away. I remember this girl. I have drawn her although I know her well in my dream." - John Smith’s diary

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