Amazing Grace. How sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me.
Anne hoped she had outlived the age of blushing; but the age of emotion she certainly had not.
William Shakespeare's Coriolanus
"Nature teaches beasts to know their friends." (Act 2, Scene 1)
Marcius Coriolanus —> Benedict Cumberbatch
Virgilia —> Natalie Dormer
Tullus Aufidius —> Travis Fimmel
Hello! Thank you so much! And thank you for your request. I am a bit slow at working this things but I always deliver, don’t doubt :)
Like for an anon before, I’ll make a list of the photosets/dreamcasts I am going to do. In no particular order (certainly not in publishing order!):
I chose my favourites :) I’ll try and start working on it this very evening.
Favourite films: The Young Victoria
Some people are born more fortunate than others. Such was the case with me. But as a child I was convinced of quite the opposite. What little girl does not dream of growing up as a princess? But some palaces are not at all what you’d think. Even a palace can be a prison.
Royal Couples: Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster, and John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, and Duke of Aquitaine.
Oh, thank you so so so so so so very much!
I started this blog with my ‘creative experiments’ after having positively envied all those bloggers who are able to create amazing photo sets and graphics.
So, you see, that fact that someone actually like my posts fills me with joy!
If you ever have any requests or any idea for a photoset and you would like me to have a go at it, you just message me and I’ll do my best!
Here’s the link: RR on Pinterest
Royal Couples: Matilda, Empress of the Holy Roman empire, Queen of Germany, Lady of the English, and Geoffrey Plantagenet, Duke of the Normans, Count of Anjou, Main, and Mortain
On the 23rd of May 1125 the Holy Roman Emperor, Henry V, died and with him the entire dynasty of Franconian Emperors ended.
The Empress Matilda, daughter to Henry I of England, had given him no children. She was barren, they said. Yet, she was the most prominent woman of the Empire. And so, so much more than that. Because Matilda was foremost the first woman to whom the entire court of England had sworn an oath of allegiance to: at her father’s death she would become Queen, the first woman to ever be a monarch in her own right. Even her cousin, Stephen of Blois, swore his fealty- his belief of being the rightful heir not forgotten, just put aside in that moment.
So, when her father announced she was to marry Geoffrey Plantagenet, son to Fulk V of Anjou, little good did the fact that he was called ‘Le Bel’- ‘The Handsome’- and that he was known for his wit and bravery. He was a fifteen-years-old boy whose station was far beneath her own. Eleven years of difference were surely too much.
The Empress and the young Count were married at Le Mans on June 1128.
A long separation followed. She couldn’t have done anything to prevent this marriage but, for everything that is holy, no one could have forced her to live with him. Soon enough her temper and his roguish manners clashed and Matilda left for Rouen.
At the end of 1131, Matilda received another oath of fealty in England- with Stephen always so true, always the first to swear his loyalty- and in that same occasion a council decided that Matilda was to return to her husband. Apparently, they could force her to live with him.
At the beginning of 1132, Matilda rode back to the continent and to her nineteen-years-old husband.
A year later, on March 1133, Matilda gave birth to a son, Henry.
And then, another son.
And then, another.
The Missing Stories of A Song of Ice and Fire: Rhaelle Targaryen and Stefford Baratheon
The wind beats mercilessly against the stone walls of Storm’s End. It carries the sound of waves crashing against the shore, keeping her awake night and day. She misses King’s Landing- home- but it is nothing but a sun-drenched mirage now, a dream, out of her reach. She counts the things that stir the heat within her and finds too few of them. Her husband, Lord Baratheon, used to keep her warm but now his temper only scorches her.
Icarus - requested by song-as-old-as-rhyme-x
His nearness to the devouring sun softened the fragrant wax that held the wings: and the wax melted: he flailed with bare arms, but losing his oar-like wings, could not ride the air. Even as his mouth was crying his father’s name, it vanished into the dark blue sea, the Icarian Sea, called after him. (Ovid, Metamorphosis- Book VIII)
* Harry Lloyd is Icarus
Thank you so so so very much! :)
Of course, I can! I am happy to!
I have quite the soft spot for greek myths (as you might have guessed :D). And Icarus’ story is absolutely fascinating! I so hope not to disappoint you.
Although, I must warn you that I am not terribly fast, especially with requests, because I am always anxious for everything to be perfect.
Thank you, again! <3
The Hollow Crown: Richard II - Episode 1
Ben Whishaw is King Richard II
The Lost Ballet
La Sylphide, as we know it today, is a ballet in two acts choreographed by August Bournonville with music by Herman Severin Løvenskiold. However, the original ballet was choreographed by Filippo Taglioni who created it for his daughter, Maria Taglioni, the first danseuse to ever dance with pointe shoes. This version of the iconic Romantic ballet had music written by Jean-Madeliene Schnietzhoeffer.
Even though notes and drawings still exists of Taglioni’s masterpiece, the original choreography is invariably lost.