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“…everything has a past. Everything – a person, an object, a word, everything. If you don’t know the past, you can’t understand the present and plan properly for the future.”

- Chaim Potok

"Oh, you know, the usual. Mummies, pygmies, big bugs." - The Mummy Returns (2001)

Titanic 102nd Anniversary

-THIS DAY IN HISTORY- 
April 14th,
 The Battle of Barnet

Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick (22 November 1428 – 14 April 1471) known as Warwick the Kingmaker, was an English nobleman, administrator, and military commander. The son of Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury, Warwick was the wealthiest and most powerful English peer of his age, with political connections that went beyond the country’s borders. One of the main protagonists in the Wars of the Roses, he was instrumental in the deposition of two kings, a fact which later earned him his epithet of “Kingmaker”. After a failed plot to crown Edward’s brother, George, Duke of Clarence Warwick instead restored Henry VI to the throne. The triumph was short-lived however: on 14 April 1471 Warwick was defeated by Edward at the Battle of Barnet and killed.

flower, gleam and glow. let your power shine. make the clock reverse, bring back what once was mine. heal what has been hurt. change the fates’ design. save what has been lost, bring back what once was mine. what once was mine

paradiiso-perduto:

The sons of York will destroy each other, one brother destroying another, uncles devouring nephews, fathers beheading sons. They are a house which has to have blood, and they will shed their own if they have no other enemy.

thelegendends:

HISTORY MEME - FRANCE VERSION ♛ [06/09] kings/queen : Marguerite de France  (14 march 1553- 27 march 1615)

Queen of France and of Navarre during the late sixteenth century.  She was the daughter of King Henry II of France and Catherine de’ Medici and the sister of Kings Francis II, Charles IX and Henry III and of Queen Elizabeth of Spain. Margaret, among other political manipulations, was subjected to an arranged marriage and being held prisoner (albeit at a castle) for many years. However, her life was anything but passive. Aside from being twice a queen—first of Navarre (1572), then of France (1589), Margaret was famous for her beauty and sense of style (she was one of the most fashionable women of her time, influencing most of Europe’s Royal Courts with her clothing). She was also a gifted poet and writer, notable for both her own scandalous behavior and for revealing that of others. Margaret took many lovers both during her marriage and after her annulment. The most well-known were Joseph Boniface de La Môle, Jacques de Harlay, Seigneur de Champvallon and Louis de Bussy d’Amboise. When imprisoned by her brother Henry III for eighteen years, she took advantage of the time to write her memoirs, which included a succession of stories relating to the disputes of her brothers Charles IX and Henry III with her husband Henry IV.