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thebookpenguin:

To us she appears inconsistent – religious yet aggressive, calculating yet emotional, with the light touch of the courtier yet the strong grip of the politician… A woman in her own right – taken on her own terms in a man’s world; a woman who mobilized her education, her style and her presence to outweigh the disadvantages of her sex; of only moderate good looks, but taking a court and a king by storm. Perhaps, in the end, it is Thomas Cromwell’s assessment that comes nearest: intelligence, spirit and courage.
- Eric Ives, The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn

thebookpenguin:

To us she appears inconsistent – religious yet aggressive, calculating yet emotional, with the light touch of the courtier yet the strong grip of the politician… A woman in her own right – taken on her own terms in a man’s world; a woman who mobilized her education, her style and her presence to outweigh the disadvantages of her sex; of only moderate good looks, but taking a court and a king by storm. Perhaps, in the end, it is Thomas Cromwell’s assessment that comes nearest: intelligence, spirit and courage.

- Eric Ives, The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn

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Yeasty Glory.

Yeasty Glory.

11:26 am: pinotgrigioonastring

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Glory.

Glory.

11:25 am: pinotgrigioonastring

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The store of my dreams.

The store of my dreams.

11:24 am: pinotgrigioonastring

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We tried to go to the catacombs, just an FYI they’re closed on Mondays.

We tried to go to the catacombs, just an FYI they’re closed on Mondays.

11:23 am: pinotgrigioonastring

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French cemeteries are cool.

French cemeteries are cool.

11:21 am: pinotgrigioonastring

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…that they had peoples initials on them. Locked in love forever. <3 This one was particularly adorable.

…that they had peoples initials on them. Locked in love forever. <3 This one was particularly adorable.

11:20 am: pinotgrigioonastring

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There is a huge pedestrian bridge just down from the Louvre and its covered in locks. Holly and I were yelling at the looks for being stupid until we realized&#8230;

There is a huge pedestrian bridge just down from the Louvre and its covered in locks. Holly and I were yelling at the looks for being stupid until we realized…

11:18 am: pinotgrigioonastring

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I don&#8217;t know why there is a rhino. But I love him. I&#8217;ve named him Barnaby. It suits him.

I don’t know why there is a rhino. But I love him. I’ve named him Barnaby. It suits him.

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Ohhh child&#8230;

Ohhh child…

11:14 am: pinotgrigioonastring