If, however, your feelings have changed, I would have to tell you: you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you. And I never wish to be parted from you from this day on.


"Do you see the young woman over there dressed in purple and gold?"

Anne Boleyn in every scene ever


marie antoinette’s letters ♔

I am very sorry that the King and Queen are such novices; six years more would have been better for them. I fear this is the end of your sister’s peaceful and happy days.”

- Maria Theresa to her son the Archduke Ferdinand after the death of Louis XV (x)

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.
Henry David Thoreau (via theunquotables)

I have rid England of her enemies. What do I do now? Am I to be made of stone? Must I be touched by nothing?


North & South (2004)

"I wish I could tell you how lonely I am. How cold and harsh it is here. Everywhere there is conflict and unkindness. I think God has forsaken this place. I believe I have seen hell and it’s white, it’s snow-white." - Margaret Hale




There’s a bird… it’s a quite nondescript grey colour. It’s accustomed not to moving too quickly, not to draw attention to itself for fear of being beaten. It wishes it could be in a cage… but sooner or later, slowly, day by day, its wings grow very strong and if you were to look very closely, you would see brilliant scarlet feathers hidden under its drab wings. Until one day, it’s grown so confident that it flaps its red wings and flies straight upwards into the sky.