Thank you Raven! Thank you.
History Meme | [7/9] Kings & Queens → Elizabeth I of EnglandElizabeth I was queen regnant of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. Sometimes called “The Virgin Queen”, “Gloriana” or “Good Queen Bess”, Elizabeth was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty. The daughter of Henry VIII, she was born a princess, but her mother, Anne Boleyn, was executed two and a half years after her birth, and Elizabeth was declared illegitimate. On his death in 1553, her half-brother, Edward VI, bequeathed the crown to Lady Jane Grey, cutting his two half-sisters, Elizabeth and the Catholic Mary, out of the succession in spite of statute law to the contrary. His will was set aside, Mary became queen, and Lady Jane Grey was executed. In 1558, Elizabeth succeeded her half-sister, during whose reign she had been imprisoned for nearly a year on suspicion of supporting Protestant rebels.
Elizabeth’s reign is known as the Elizabethan era, famous above all for the flourishing of English drama, led by playwrights such as William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe, and for the seafaring prowess of English adventurers such as Sir Francis Drake. Some historians are more reserved in their assessment. They depict Elizabeth as a short-tempered, sometimes indecisive ruler, who enjoyed more than her share of luck. Towards the end of her reign, a series of economic and military problems weakened her popularity. Elizabeth is acknowledged as a charismatic performer and a dogged survivor, in an age when government was ramshackle and limited and when monarchs in neighbouring countries faced internal problems that jeopardised their thrones. Such was the case with Elizabeth’s rival, Mary, Queen of Scots, whom she imprisoned in 1568 and eventually had executed in 1587. After the short reigns of Elizabeth’s half-siblings, her 44 years on the throne provided welcome stability for the kingdom and helped forge a sense of national identity.
This year the Summer Solstice is June 21st it’s the longest day of the year when the sun reaches its highest position to either the north or south pole
The Super Moon occurs June 22nd/23rd when the moon is closest to the Earth, more than any other time, and is 5 times bigger than usual
Time to watch A Midsummer Night’s Dream and plan some bonfires!
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) Dir. Martin Scorsese
I will see this film if for nothing more than to see leonardo dance. Dear God let me live long enough to see this movie!
Can I…just take a minute to say how much I love love LOVE me some Hart. Always so positive in her attitude and perspective on life, always HILARIOUS, and this collaboration just made my day! A very funny way to tackle body image.
Lost In Amersterdam // Parov Stelar
She came over and asked, “Do you want to dance?”
And I said, “Yes.”
We mothers do what we can to keep our sons from the grave, they do seem to earn for it
i was listening to this song when i came across this gif on my dash and im giggling at how well it’s fitting with it help skdjfksdfsg