Life can be so difficult sometimes but fighting through the pain is so worth it. I’d rather feel every kind of emotion than not feel at all..”
Fall Out Boy Alphabet: O is for…
➪ Outfits (Save Rock and Roll Era)
there are times when we question the things we know
On this day in history…
22 September 1515: Anne of Cleves is born.
Anne of Cleves, fourth wife of Henry VIII, was born in Dusseldorf to John III, Duke of Cleves, and his wife, Maria. Anne’s upbringing was traditional for the daughter of a nobleman in the Holy Roman Empire. Her education was mostly based on more “feminine” pursuits, such as needlework. She was raised to be virtuous, docile, and gentle. Anne could, however, read and write in German (and, eventually, in English.) Unlike young English noblewomen, however, she was not very skilled in the arts, such as music and dancing. She was raised Protestant, but does not seem to have had any strong religious devotion. In 1527, at the age of eleven, Anne was betrothed to Francis, son of the Duke of Lorraine, though the betrothal was broken in 1535. In 1539, urged by his chief advisor, Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII sought a marital alliance with the Duke of Cleves. Anne left for England that same year, and on 6 January 1540 she became Queen of England and Henry’s fourth wife. The marriage was, however, already doomed to failure. Henry and Anne had met before their marriage, on New Year’s Day, and the encounter was a disaster. The king was disappointed in Anne’s appearance - though his aversion likely sprung more from her German clothing and mannerisms than from her looks. Although he went through with the wedding, Henry was determined to rid himself of Anne. On 24 June - six months after their wedding - Anne was commanded to leave court. The marriage was annulled on 9 July on the grounds that Anne was still betrothed to Francis of Lorraine and that her union with Henry remained unconsummated. Anne willingly (and wisely) agreed to the annulment, and she received a generous settlement as a result. She became “the King’s Beloved Sister” and was given both Richmond Palace and Hever Castle. While her successor as queen, Catherine Howard, was executed within two years, Anne continued to live comfortably in England. She survived Henry, and witnessed two of her previous stepchildren - Edward VI and Mary I - ascend to the throne. She even rode with Mary and Princess Elizabeth in the former’s coronation procession. Anne died at Chelsea Manor on 16 July 1557 at the age of forty-one, and she was buried in Westminster Abbey.
"Sometimes that’s just life though, don’t you think? Sometimes the crappiest things happen at the most unexpected times and you just have to take it for what it’s worth and realize that its not the end, that there is always the tiniest hole you can crawl through to get yourself out.”
Paul on Oprah (1997) and Parkinson (1999)
i think i may have the slightest crush on hera hilmar and it’s so upsetting because she looks so innocent in da vinci’s demons and i would feel guilty just touching her. she looks like an unworldly nymph and. oh my god i need jesus and a bath in holy water
Tea with Tom and Gregg.
Interviewer: Why should we watch Da Vinci’s Demons?
Tom & Gregg: “You’re either going to love it, or REALLY love it!”
everything sucks when your best friend has moved away and she feels like shit and you can’t do a single thing to help her out because
she isn’t here and you can’t fucking move. i swear to god this is the last thing she needed right now.
when none of ur internet friends are online
sighs for 3 years
"For the record, feminism by definition is: ‘The belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes.’
I started questioning gender-based assumptions when at eight I was confused at being called “bossy,” because I wanted to direct the plays we would put on for our parents—but the boys were not.
When at 14 I started being sexualized by certain elements of the press.
When at 15 my girlfriends started dropping out of their sports teams because they didn’t want to appear “muscly.”
When at 18 my male friends were unable to express their feelings.
I decided I was a feminist and this seemed uncomplicated to me. But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word. Apparently I am among the ranks of women whose expressions are seen as too strong, too aggressive, isolating, anti-men and, unattractive.
Why is the word such an uncomfortable one?”