"Partners both in throne and grave, here rest we two sisters, Elizabeth and Mary, in the hope of one resurrection."
Location: Washington D.C. USA/London, England
Astrological sign: Capricorn Favorite Color:Purple (Royalty) My superpower is: either a photographic memory or extreme beauty like Rosalie in 'Twilight' If I could live anywhere, it would be: As a Queen, Princess, or lady-in-waiting to a Queen in England either during the Tudor, Pre-Tudor reign or Victorian times -- my only catch -- having access to all medical procedures that we have today so people would not die 'stupid deaths' and women would have some equality. My dream job: See above and as a member of the LSO in London.
Favorite 'Stars': Tom Hardy, Emily Blunt, Micheal Sheen, Joely Richardson, Henry Cavill, Sarah Bolger, Natalie Dormer, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anne Marie Duff, Cate Blanchett, Max Irons, Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Rose McGowan.
Clean ups, pictures, info between generations, and generations back to English Kings and Queens: Additions, including pictures:
Movies: Inception, Anne of the Thousand Days, Elizabeth I: The Virgin Queen(BBC Edition), Elizabeth & Elizabeth: The Golden Age, The Young Victoria, The Swan (Grace Kelly), Little Women, Mean Girls, White Oleander, 28 Days, Pride&Prejudice, The Devil Wears Prada, Anne of Green Gables: The Trilogy, Memoirs of a Geisha, Love Actually, Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Star Wars, Queen of the Damned, The Craft, Elektra, 10 Things I Hate about You, Batman Begins & Batman: The Dark Knight, Dracula, The Prestige, Under the Tuscan Sun, A Walk to Remember, The Notebook, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, A Man Apart, The Island, Blade: Trilogy, The Cutting Edge, Two Weeks Notice, Fried Green Tomatoes, Mr&Mrs Smith, The Red Violin, Dazed and Confused, Run Lola Run, Cinderella, The Addams Family, The Last Samurai, Back to the Future: Trilogy, Bed of Roses, Ladron Que Roba a Ladron(To Rob a Thief), Lust-Caution, Lady Jane, Black Book, Charlotte Gray, Factory Girl, Broken English, The Duchess, The Red Shoes, Wanted, Stardust, Bell Book and Candle, The Gift, Nicholas and Alexandra, Brideshead Revisted, Twilight, Twilight: New Moon, The Magician(Silent Movie 1926)
Music: Sevendust, Mediaeval Baebes, TV on the Radio, Thom Yorke/Radiohead, Paramore, Flyleaf, Interpol, Muse, UNKLE, Shore, Bjork, Beth Orton, Imogen Heap, Kings of Leon, Black Keys, Iron & Wine, Butterfly Boucher, Bon Iver & St. Vincent, Lykke Li, Grizzly Bear, 30 Seconds to Mars, Portishead, Royksopp, Frou Frou, The Thrills, The Veils, Neko Case, Badly Drawn Boy, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Snake River Conspiracy, Ani Difranco, Black Light Burns, Trentemoller, Massive Attack, Oscar G, Tricky, Veruca Salt, Filter, Garbage, Enya, The Strawberries, Conjure One, Sarah McLachlan, Jeff Buckley, Marry a Thief, Coldplay, Mos Def, Otep, Nonpoint, Deftones, Killswitch Engage, Twilight Soundtracks. Classical: Bach, Dvorak, Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms, Grieg, Chopin, Debussy, Tchaikovsky, Ravel, Faure, Dohnanyi, Lalo, Sarasate, Paganini, Mendelssohn, Rachmoninoff. Performers: Joshua Bell, Anne Sophie-Mutter, Itzack Perlman. Favorite Musicals: Wicked, Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, Hello Dolly!
Books: Linda Porter: 'Katherine [Parr], the Queen' Susan James: 'Catherine Parr, Last wife of Henry VIII' Shakespeare: 'Much Ado About Nothing'; 'The Taming of the Shrew'; Richard III; 'MacBeth' Arthur Golden: 'Memoirs of a Geisha'. Elizabeth Wurtzel: 'Prozac Nation', 'MoreNowAgain: A memoir of Addiction'. Eric Carle: 'The Hungry Caterpillar'. Anne Rice: 'Pandora', 'Violin', 'Beauty: The Trilogy', 'Queen of the Damned'. Philippa Gregory: 'The Other Boleyn Girl'. L.M. Montgomery: 'Anne of Green Gables', 'Anne of Avonlea', 'Anne of the Island'. Ray Bradbury: 'Fahrenheit 451'. Alison Weir: 'The Life of Elizabeth I'. Antonia Fraser: 'The Wives of Henry VIII'. David Starkey: 'Elizabeth: The Struggle for the Throne' Linda Porter: 'The First Queen of England: The Myth of Bloody Mary'. Eric Ives: 'The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn'. Susan Doran: 'The Tudor Chronicles: 1485-1603'. A. N. Wilson: 'London: A History' Philippa Gregory: 'The White Queen: A Novel.' Stephanie Meyers: 'Twilight Saga.' Christopher Hibbert: 'Queen Victoria: A Personal History'
TV Shows:Criminal Minds, Downton Abbey (BBC), Upstairs Downstairs (BBC), Charmed, The Tudors, NCIS, Little Britain, Anderson Cooper 360, Sons of Anarchy.
Women I admire:
(I was named after her; she is my ancestress)
Favorite Quotes: "But Elizabeth is yours. Watch her as she grows; she's yours. She's a Tudor! Get yourself a son off of that sweet, pale girl if you can - and hope that he will live! But Elizabeth shall reign after you! Yes, Elizabeth - child of Anne the ***** and Henry the Blood-Stained Lecher - shall be Queen! And remember this: Elizabeth shall be a greater queen than any king of yours! She shall rule a greater England than you could ever have built! Yes - MY Elizabeth SHALL BE QUEEN! And my blood will have been well spent!" - Anne Boleyn; 'Anne of a Thousand Days'
"That's the difference between me and you, I tend to find the impossible far more interesting." - Queen Elizabeth; 'Golden Age'.
"It was then that I carried you..." - Mary Stevenson's poem 'Footprints'
"Where words fail, music prevails."
"I have no desire to make windows into mens souls" - Queen Elizabeth I
"Cause it's a bittersweet symphony this life Trying to make ends meet, you're a slave to the money, then you die" - The Verve 'Bittersweet Symphony'
I was named after Saint Margaret of Scotland, wife of Malcolm III of Scotland; who is my ancestress. My parents realized when they named by brother that his daughter was also nicknamed "Meg".
Prayer of Saint Margaret:
Loving God, In every age you call your people to holiness and raise up among them models of virtue. We thank you for the life of St. Margaret of Scotland: a woman of leadership and vision in a dark, chaotic time; a wife and mother exemplary in patience, dedication and love; a teacher supported and inspired by a life of learning; a generous friend and tireless servant to the poor and helpless; a model of Christian faith and persistent prayerfulness.
As we build on a century of faith, help us to grow rich in the virtues of St. Margaret: that faith, hope and love might enliven our presence in the city and neighborhood, our relationships with family and friends, our concern for the education of the young, our response to suffering and powerlessness, our communal prayer in word and sacrament.
Bless our parish; let it be for us a community of love and sharing, and a source of life and grace; let it be a witness to our neighbors or your life, your presence and your love.
Through Christ, Our Lord, Amen
I LOVE LONDON I have two cats - Ginger & Caprice (after Paginini Caprice's, famous violin repertoire).
Honestly, forget Henry... Charles Brandon is so much better.
First of all you pictures of the jewelry of the royalty is spectacular. I was a graduate gemologist, and started a page on jewelry, but I have no knowledge of famous jewels just the scientific end of it. I have seen the crown jewels at the tower of London, but that was 30 years ago. Where are the these jewels kept?? Are they in private safes in the Tower, or are all on display? Can Queen Elizabeth wear any of them she wants? Who owns lady Diana's wedding rings? Are they the property of the children, or the state? Next, your profile is fascinating. You are really related to all these people. I am especially interested in Katherine Swynford. Are you a royal, or has your family married into many common families? OMG, do you feel any of their vibrations? You are young, a student.Your ancestry must weigh on you. I agree Brandon (Henry Cavill), is the most beautiful man I have ever seen. Please reply, as I am just mind boggled by you page of royal jewels
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I didn't even see this reply until now. Wow! Joely/Katherine didn't get enough air time and her story was NOT portrayed well at all.. she's ALWAYS the forgotten wife.. and she deserves so much more credit -- people are just discovering this after how many hundred years? I don't know if the relationship between Mary and Katherine was portrayed correctly. Katherine's mother, Maud was a close friend and lady-in-waiting to Queen Katherine of Aragon and even Katherine herself got a position in Lady Mary's household before she married the King. I think the dynamics changed when Henry died -- when Katherine insisted on marrying Thomas Seymour, BAD choice in my opinion. You quoted in the first message that you sent me that my ancestry must weigh on me -- yeah it does these days because of the commonality of the monarchy. Am I a royalist? Do I want the monarchy to keep going? I just don't see the point of having "royals" anymore. Soon the monarch's themselves will be commoners themselves with just a title - no point in bowing down to a person who is on your 'level' so to speak. That's just my opinion. I worry that history will be forgotten. You just don't see the 'kids' (I'm one to speak, I'm still in my 20s) of today taking anything seriously or honouring their history and it's just sad.
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