How can The Diviners have a lower rating on Goodreads than Deathless?

get to know me meme ★ [4/5] favorite movies
↳ The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

You’ve been dreaming: dreaming of a sea captain who haunted this house, of the talks you had with him, even a book you both wrote together. … It’s been a dream, Lucia. And in the morning, and the years after, you’ll only remember it as a dream. And it’ll die, as all dreams must die in waking. 

Queen Guinevere by Costurero-Real

All I want is a really good cinematic adaptation of the Arthurian cycle that decides Lancelot isn’t nearly as important to the story as the French decided he was, and therefore depicts Arthur’s marriage as relatively happy and successful instead of the catalyst that brought down Camelot (i.e., doesn’t—sometimes unfathomably—set Guinevere and Lancelot up because it “has” to happen).

…she is as gentle a lady as ever I knew, and as fair a Queen as any in Christendom.” Sir John Russell, 1536

❝ She was tired of being overlooked or compared to someone’s sister or passed off as a sweet, harmless girl, the sort nobody minded but nobody sought out, either. … In nightclubs or at dances, she was out of her element. Just once, she’d like to be the exciting one, the girl somebody wanted. ❞
—— Libba Bray, The Diviners

Send me requests?

Or choose ___ or ____, or whatever—if you want. I’m all through with the ones I had in my ask. :3

elizabeth-karenina asked: Richard III & Anne Neville or Abraham and Mary Lincoln

I finally think I figured out what lies at the heart of my mom’s attitude toward me—I’ve suspected it for a long time, but tonight she just came right out and said it to my father.

She accused him of speaking to her as if she were a child.

"You don’t speak to her [me] like she’s a child, and she is!”

So I’ll reiterate this in the must mature possible way:

Alison Weir, what is with you and your assumption that unmarried, pious young women in the English court were probably not virgins?

She doesn’t say as much (or rather, she says it through Chapuys) but she seems to imply it about Jane Seymour, too:

[Chapuys] thought it unlikely that Jane had reached the age of twenty-five without having lost her virginity, ‘being an Englishwoman and having been so long’ at a court where immortality was rife.

She, of course, never says whether or not there might be any merit to his claims, which leads me to believe that she quietly agrees (given that she seemed to think it’s almost impossible that Anne Boleyn came to Henry’s bed a virgin).

I just…don’t get it. Jane was the oldest Seymour daughter (and therefore likely the most promising candidate for a good marriage); they were a relatively ambitious family. She had been the lady-in-waiting of not one but two queens. She was deeply Catholic. Why is it so preposterous to think that she was actually a virgin when she got married???