So in 1553, while signing the absent Earl of Shrewsbury’s comission warrants, Mary I of England spoke to his Lady, Grace Shakerley, the Countess of Shrewsbury.
Following that meeting, the Countess wrote that “her hyghnes were so moche my good ladye that comaundid me whatsoever I laked [lacked] I should be bold to come to her grace, for she wold be my husbande unto your Lord retorne agen.”*
There’s no suggestion in any other surviving documents that Mary and Grace had any kind of sexual or romantic relationship. It was well-known societally that Grace and the Earl had made a love-match, for one, and there really isn’t any evidence that I’m aware of to support the notion of Mary I being queer. (If anything, I’d say the bulk of the evidence might support her as a heteroromantic asexual, but that’s neither here nor there.)
AUs have been constructed over a whole lot less.
I’m just sayin’.
* Grace, Countess of Shrewsbury to the Earl of Shrewsbury, September 3, 1553, Lambeth Palace Library, MS 3206, P, f. 223.
I would like to address the thousands of people that have suddenly woken up from their complete disregard for……
This is the only thing I will post on the matter.
Do not believe the propaganda mills. Do not reblog blindly. The history of the region is thick and desperately sad, but like all historical events, the current attacks can only be understood in context.
Read the information, not the emotions. Make yourself fully informed. Only then, make your choices.
I stand with Israel.
Do you guys really keep your shoes on inside the house all the time? Is it really obvious that I’m a Canadian when I have American characters kicking their shoes off at the door?
If so, when do you put your shoes on? Immediately after you put your socks on in the morning, whenever you come across wherever you took them off the night before, or do you bring them back to the door at night and put them on there in the morning?
Shoes-in-house logistics, I do not understand you.
I saw a post about tattoo artists on my dash and was suddenly motivated to draw Tommy after the update of Colours Beneath His Skin (Which is flawless and you should read it)
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This is so, so spectacular. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.