→ female characters | fiona gallagher (shameless u.s.)
Historian Tracy Borman dispels the myth that Anne Boleyn meant nothing to Elizabeth or that she was ashamed of her mother. Starkey talks of how Elizabeth never mentioned Anne at all and Weir mentions that Elizabeth only talked of Anne twice, but Borman talks about how we have to consider Elizabeth’s actions to really see the high regard and affection she held for her mother:-
- A high proportion of the servants in Elizabeth’s household were Boleyn relatives.
- The locket ring she wore up to her death contained two miniatures – one of herself and one of her mother.
Although it may have been dangerous for Elizabeth to speak out about her mother, who was still considered by many to be “The Great Whore” or a traitor, her actions speak louder than words.
Then we walked along the park, and Lucien, tripping along on the edge of a pool, said, ‘And you know, Jack, it gets more and more joyous all the time.’ It occurred to me, you see, that Lucien was a man who was saved because he had once lost everything—in the same sense that Jesus advises us to lose all, to gain all. ‘It gets more joyous all the time…’—spoken into the reddening sun of Washington Square Park.
People were staring at Lucien because, I imagine, he was so beautiful. I asked him why people were always staring at him. He said, ‘They’ve always done that.’ There was no way to explain it—actually, people do always stare at Lucien. And I was full of loving insights that day: I knew all about him that day."
merlin’s christmas gift~~
just something silly to cheer mysef up cause it’s nearing 1 year of merlin’s finale (and arthur’s death)
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