Favourite women in history - Catherine of AragonCatherine of Aragon, born 16 December 1485, was the first wife of King Henry VIII. An intelligent woman, Catherine was well educated, musical and strong. During a war with Scotland, she rode in full armour despite being heavily pregnant. From 1509, Catherine became pregnant five times, but only one survived, a daughter, the future Mary I. Henry was displeased that Catherine had been unable to produce a son and in 1925 asked to have their marriage annulled so he could pursue his current infatuation, the much younger Anne Boleyn. Catherine was defiant when it was suggested that she quietly retire to a nunnery, saying, "God never called me to a nunnery. I am the King’s true and legitimate wife." Despite her efforts, in 1533 their marriage was declared invalid. Catherine was banished from court, and her old rooms were given to Anne Boleyn. She moved to Kimbolton Castle and in late December 1535. Feeling that her life was soon to come to an end, she wrote one final letter to Henry, her “most dear lord, king and husband”. Catherine died on 7 January 1536 at 50 years old."Nature wronged her in making her a woman. But for her sex she could have surpassed all the heros of history." - Thomas Cromwell
Miss Julie (2014) Directed by Liv Ullmann.
When I was a little boy lying there in secret looking at you in the garden and saw you walking among the roses, and i saw your slim white ankles, well i tell you i had the same nasty thoughts like all young boys.
“There is a lesson you will learn: sometimes you must go back a turn.” - Jumanji (1995)
In my editor’s office…
My OTP won’t let me be.
I feel stunned and so sad about Robin. I’m sad for the world of comedy. And so very sad for his family. And I’m sad for Robin. He always lit up when he was able to make people laugh, and he made them laugh his whole life long…. tirelessly. He was one of a kind. There will not be another. Please God, let him now rest in peace. - Sally Field
"The Last Sitting" by Bert Stern, 1962
Here is the happy version to last night’s sad scene.
Happy Birthday Ann Marie Blyth
August 16, 1928
“maybe if i drink another coffee, i will feel better”
“maybe if i buy myself a new sweater, i will feel better”
“maybe if i get so drunk i can’t see, i will feel better”
“maybe if i sleep for fourteen hours, i will feel better”
Marilyn Monroe in Let’s Make Love (1960)
Daniel Radcliffe outside the Jimmy Kimmel Live! studio