The Lizzie Bennet Diaries + text posts
the fact that there have no leaked nudes in my dashboard proves that i’m following the right people
I was thinking about Teddy and Victoire and it occurred to me… I’d never drawn them! So here they are :)
we as a society need to start talking about abusive friendships, bc those exist and seem to be really common
and most people in them dont know how do deal w the abuse bc its normally emotional abuse which.gets delegitimized, and its a platonic relationship and not a romo or sexual one, so it gets delegitimized for that too
Kings of England (since the Conquest) ◆ william the conqueror
Born around 1028 in Falaise, the illegitimate son of Duke Robert I of Normandy was labeled ‘William the Bastard’ by contemporaries and enemies (
jealous trolls). William didn’t care though, because on his father’s death in 1035, a seven-year old William was recognized as heir, with his great uncle serving as regent. In 1042, he began to take more personal control and successfully defended his title. From 1046 until 1055, he dealt with a series of baronial rebellions. William’s political and military successes also helped him in negotiations to marry the very beautiful Matilda of Flanders in 1053 ( yanking her off her horse and pulling her hair also helped).
Early in 1066, Edward the Confessor died and Harold, Earl of Wessex was crowned king. William was furious, claiming that in 1051 Edward, his first cousin-once-removed, had promised him the English throne and that Harold had later sworn to support that claim (
you backstabber Harold you). An indignant William landed in England on 28 September 1066, establishing a camp near Hastings (and by “camp” I mean he built a castle). Harold had travelled north to fight another invader, King Harold Hardrada of Norway ( why so many Harolds man) and defeated him at Stamford Bridge near York. He marched south as quickly as he could and on 14 October, his army met William’s. It was actually a close-fought battle lasting all day, but once Harold was killed, his army collapsed. William was victorious and on Christmas Day 1066, he was crowned king in Westminster Abbey. A Norman aristocracy became the new governing class and many members of the native English elite, including bishops, were replaced with Normans. Basically, the Normans ruled the roost.
The first years of William’s reign were spent crushing (and I mean crushing with a capital C) resistance and securing his borders, which he did with ruthless efficiency. He invaded Scotland in 1072 and concluded a truce with the Scottish king. He marched into Wales in 1081 and created special defensive ‘marcher’ counties along the borders (
England mine, Scotland mine, Wales mine, what do you mean I can’t have Brittany argh I didn’t want her anyway). The last serious rebellion against his rule, the Revolt of the Earls, took place in 1075. In 1086, William ordered a survey to be made of the kingdom. This became known as the Domesday Book and remains one of the oldest valid legal documents in Britain. With the kingdom increasingly settled, William spent most of his last 15 years in Normandy, leaving the government of England to regents, usually clergymen. He spent the last months of his reign doing what he did best, fighting, this time against King Philip I of France, who was incidentally the first man EVER to defeat good old William ( four for you King Philip you go King Philip).
Conqueror or not, no one can defeat death, and William, the first Norman King of England, died on 9 September 1087 from injuries received when he fell from his horse. He divided his lands between two of his sons, with his first born Robert receiving Normandy and his third son William Rufus (William II) receiving England (because England wasn’t worth shit back then so the third son got it whilst the first son got Normandy). [Source]
Sleeping so good but so hard to like do sometimes and it’s a fucking pisstake.