"She was scarcely a year older than I was, dark-haired, slender, with a face that would break your heart. It certainly broke mine. Lowborn, half-starved, unwashed… Yet lovely. […] She was hungrier than I would have believed. We finished two whole chickens and part of a third, and drank a flagon of wine, talking. I was only thirteen, and the wine went to my head, I fear. The next thing I knew, I was sharing her bed. If she was shy, I was shyer. I’ll never know where I found the courage. When I broke her maidenhead, she wept, but afterward she kissed me and sang her little song, and by morning I was in love."
A game of forgotten ladies: Tysha
"Welbeck signs long-term deal to join Arsenal from Manchester United"
A scene takes place between Jaime and Cersei where they receive a box with a dead viper in it, a lion necklace in its jaw. Cersei tells Jaime that there are only two such necklaces in the world – the one she is wearing around her neck, and the one she has gifted to Myrcella. Jaime agrees that this is a threat by the Martells. Cersei is furious that their daughter is in danger.
i may seem like an angry person on the surface but deep inside im actually angrier
Lagertha week || day two - favourite quote
“You couldn’t kill me if you tried for a hundred years.”
Royalty Meme ♛ [1/8] Royal Children
↳ Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury
Margaret was the eldest surviving child of George, Duke of Clarence and Isabel Neville. Her mother died when she was three years old, and her father was executed for treason two years later, leaving Margaret and her brother Edward in the care of her aunt, Anne Neville, After the deaths of Anne and her uncle, Richard III, Margaret became one of the last Plantagenet survivors of the Wars of the Roses. The new king, Henry VII, married her to his cousin Richard Pole to neutralize her as a potential political threat. (Her brother Edward was eventually executed in 1499.) She later served Katherine of Aragon during her brief tenure as Princess of Wales.
Margaret had five children by Richard. His death in 1504, however, left her nearly destitute. When Henry VIII took the throne, however, Margaret again became the now-Queen Katherine’s lady-in-waiting. Parliament restored her to the earldom of Salisbury and made her a countess. She became a wealthy patroness of Renaissance scholarship and, in 1520, she became Princess Mary’s governess.
By 1538, however, Margaret had fallen out of favor once again. She was a devout Catholic and had been a staunch and vocal supporter of Queen Katherine and Princess Mary. Despite her advanced age, her Plantagenet blood made the increasingly paranoid Henry VIII see her as a threat. She was stripped of her land and titles and imprisoned, along with her grandson Henry, in the Tower of London in 1539, where would spend the last two years of her life.
Margaret was finally sentenced to death in 1541, despite being by then a frail and elderly woman. Her execution was a grisly, botched affair. She was buried in the Tower chapel. In the nineteenth century, she was later beatified as a Catholic martyr by Pope Leo XIII.
My football team. I missed the entire season because in the second game I rolled my ankle and that caused all the nerves in my foot to become hypersensitive and they became damaged, I was in a boot and crutches for six weeks and only now am I beginning my rehab.
Pre-season is basically a few months where the entire team trains regularly and gets into shape for the coming season, nothing special.