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Ciara. 24. Female. History student at ASU. Currently studying, breathing and living abroad in the U.K. in Leicester.

I’m going to Hever Castle today

It is hard to imagine how Anne felt as she entered the Tower and how ironic for her to be imprisoned in the very apartments in which she spent the night before her coronation – the sumptuous Queen’s apartments in the Royal Palace. 

No wonder Anne collapsed weeping and went from weeping to laughing. Her hysteria was caused by her realising the full extent of what was happening, afterall, she knew her husband well and she had seen what had happened to the likes of Sir Thomas More. 


should i message them again or am i just being really clingy and annoying: a life story by me

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As incandescent as was her personality, Cleopatra was every bit Caesar’s equal as a coolheaded, clear-eyed pragmatist, though what passed on his part as strategy would be remembered on hers as manipulation.
Cleopatra: A Life, by Stacy Schiff 

This line encompasses so much about the historiography of Cleopatra – and not only Cleopatra, but countless women throughout history who’ve done the same thing/s as the men around them and had it painted negatively.  Cleopatra and Caesar largely met as equals in terms of social standing, and despite the three-decade age difference, it is consistently Cleopatra blamed for seduction against poor helpless Caesar.  She saw in Caesar a means to secure her throne, and she took it, in so many more ways than just her sexuality – she offered him soldiers, money, etc, in return for his support against those who would depose and kill her (you know, her family).  It was Caesar who lingered for months in Egypt after the civil war was over, Caesar who had far less to lose; Egypt remained a location important in Roman affairs, and having an ally on the throne as opposed to someone hostile was super important, especially given the number of resources (without Egyptian grain, Rome could literally starve).  Theirs was a largely mutual beneficial relationship at the time, regardless of the level of intimacy that would develop.  Both parties brought something to the table.

And that’s literally only the start of her story as queen in her own right, the strategies she wove, the people she worked with, before she even hit the age of twenty-two. (via queenlyanna)



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if you’re ever having problems with a boy just remember that at least he never converted his entire country to protestantism just to break up with you

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History Meme || {1/9} Kings or Queens
N E F E R N E F E R U A T E N  N E F E R T I T I ●

Nefertiti ruled alongside Akhenaten during the eighteenth dynasty. She lived in Tell El Amarna, a city constructed by the pharaoh to worship their god Aten. There, they safeguarded their family and their beliefs—it became the center of Egypt’s new religion.

During her reign as queen, Egypt went about many radical religious changes. Hundreds of years of culture and worship had been exchanged for a new radical concept— Monotheism. The old gods had been disregarded, temples shut down, and priests forced to change their ways. Many historians believe this transition could have been hostile and was not adopted so easily by the citizens or priests. 

Her reign with Akhenaten was unlike the traditional ways Egypt had seen. She was more than just a typical queen and helped to promote Akhenaten’s views. Her reign was only 12 years, but she was perhaps one of the most powerful queens to ever rule. 

Nefertiti is also known for her elegant beauty. Her bust has been an icon for many women and for many modern cosmetic lines. Many societies around the world have adopted the queen as a symbol of true beauty. 



Victoria’s Secret, 2012



Victoria’s Secret, 2012


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