A bust of Charles I of England at Carisbrooke Castle
Charles’ famous last word before he was executed was “remember” which he spoke to William Juxon, the bishop of London, and later made Archbishop of Canterbury by Charles II.
kral adamdi charles I, ne derseniz deyin. titriyor, korktu demesinler diye, londra’nin karli ve buz gibi bir kis gununde, idamina cift kat iclik giyip gitmis huzunlu gozlu charlie.
fuck yeah diamond jubilee.
don’t agree, by the way. if I were her age, I’d drink tea in bed watching BBC reruns all day. fair is fair, HRH gets around.
Signatures of the House of Stuart
(addendum: starting with Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots: Marie R stands for Marie Regina. Kings and Queens always sign their first names followed by an R, either rex or regina.)
p.s. I think Charles II’s signature really gives away his personality.
can you tell I love Catherine of Braganza? ya da gercek ismiyle: Catarina Henriqueta de Bragança. gecen gun Catherine ve cay baglantisindan bahsetmistim. CAY! caysiz bir dunya dusunemiyorum.
Charles II and Catherine of Braganza (21st May 1662 - 6th February 1685)
Happy 350th wedding anniversary!
Despite her position as queen consort, Catherine of Braganza is not the most well-known of Charles’ many women. However, their marriage was certainly not just political and quite frankly it deserves to be celebrated, if only for lasting so long against all the odds.
Charles married Catherine for her large dowry (which included trading ports as well as money) and the potential for political alliances. Initially, it seemed that there was nothing to the marriage other than these and the hopes of an heir- and after the Bedchamber Incident, notable for being a rare instance of unkindness from Charles, it looked as if the whole thing would be a disaster. However, as the marriage progressed the couple became genuinely fond of each other, with Charles insisting that Catherine was given the respect she deserved and taking her side when she wasn’t.
Charles and Catherine never had any children- but it certainly wasn’t for want of trying. Despite his many mistresses (and almost certainly casual encounters too) contemporaries commented on the fact that he spent nights with his wife more often than was usual for a royal marriage. He continued to do so even after it became clear to everyone that Catherine was unlikely to bear children; this, combined with his defence of her during the Popish Plot and his refusal to divorce her, suggests that there was more to his feelings for her than the indifference that is sometimes suggested.
Of course, things were hard at times, particularly for Catherine- the king’s other women and his illegitimate children must have been difficult for her to tolerate, and she was a political target due to religious unrest in the country. However, the marriage lasted for almost 23 years, becoming Charles’ longest relationship and lasting until his death in 1685.
charles, seni severim bilirsin. ama su catherine of braganza’ya cektirdiklerin? ya da soyle diyeyim, o korkunc metresin barbara villiers’in catherine’e cektirdikleri? sen de adeta bir 2000’lerin modern turk erkegi gibi eli kolu bagli durdun; o iblis barbara’ya tamam bibisim, sen bilirsin kukisim diye musamaha kapisini actikca actin. ama catherine her seferinde dusuk yapmasina ve danismanlarinin israrlarina ragmen ragmen bosamayip arkasinda durmus olmani takdir etmiyorum sanma.
kadin size CAYI GETIRDI BE!
(evet, catherine of braganza olmasa, belki de bugun ingiltere’de scone’larimizi yerken sutlu cayimizi yudumlayamayacaktik. o zaman afternoon nesi olacakti? ale mi? hayatinizi kurtarmis bu mutsuz kadincagiza her gun dua etseniz yeridir. bir de katolik oldugu icin tac bile giydirtmediler.)
“Catherine of Braganza was the Portuguese queen-consort of Charles II. Plans for the king to marry one of the Portuguese princesses originated during his childhood, but it was not until 1662, two years after the Restoration, that Charles and Catherine were married. Her impressive dowry included Tangier, Bombay and £300,000. Catherine was constantly upstaged during her marriage by the king’s many mistresses. One of the ways in which she could separate herself from the licentious court was to promote her virtues and her position in her portraiture. This is a version of Jacob Huysmans’s portrait of her with various regal accoutrements (an orb, crown and an ermine-lined robe). This emphasises her role as queen, a position none of the king’s mistresses could hold.”
Henrietta Maria of France
By Peter Lely
Charles I of England’in hanimi, Charles II’nin validesi olurlar. Lely de donemin (17.yy) en muhim portrecilerinden.
bozkurt isaretinden cok mu sikildiniz? kafa tokusturmanin beyin hucrelerinizi oldurdugunu mu farkettiniz? nazi selami cok mu ayak? (yani)
I give you: the zogist salute.
ustelik Ahmet Muhtar Bej Zogolli aka Zog I, Skanderberg III hem yakisikli* hem de Sultani’li (kisisel trajediler neticesinde mezun olamamis ama once a Sultanili, always a Sultanili. devresini hesaplayamiyorum. sene hesabina gore 41. devre ama arada yangindan iki sene egitime ara veriliyor… derken daldan dala matilda.
*yakisikli bir abinin salü’sü bizi bozmaz cheri.