26 years old. Ex-ex-pat. Wandering Californian. Pseudo historian. Grad student. Queer. Beer enthusiast. Anglophile. Theoretical time traveler. Part time librarian. Full time loser. The usual.

 

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:


Isabella of France(1292-1358), Queen of England and class A BAMF.  Isabella married King Edward II when she was 12.  Her husband was renowned for being totally gay for the courtly hunk of man meat, Piers Gaveston, and Isabella tolerated her husband’s on the side homosexuality and even developed an amiable relationship with Gaveston.  However, when Gaveston was killed by the barons in 1312, Edward started a war of revenge and took on a new boy toy, Hugh Despenser.  Unamused, Isabella went on a “diplomatic mission” to France and started an affair of her own with Roger Mortimer.  She then rounded up a mercenary army, marched across England, and deposed her husband, earning herself the nickname “She-Wolf of France.”  
It’s rumored that the Queen and Mortimer also had a hand in Edward’s death soon after he was deposed.  Isabella and her lover took advantage of the powers of punctuation and trolled the world, sending a message stating “Eduardum occidere nolite timere bonum est” which, translated, can mean either “Do not be afraid to kill Edward; it is good” or “Do not kill Edward; it is good to fear” depending on where the comma is placed.


Further proof that commas are fucking important. And all the best “diplomatic missions” end in affairs.

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Isabella of France(1292-1358), Queen of England and class A BAMF.  Isabella married King Edward II when she was 12.  Her husband was renowned for being totally gay for the courtly hunk of man meat, Piers Gaveston, and Isabella tolerated her husband’s on the side homosexuality and even developed an amiable relationship with Gaveston.  However, when Gaveston was killed by the barons in 1312, Edward started a war of revenge and took on a new boy toy, Hugh Despenser.  Unamused, Isabella went on a “diplomatic mission” to France and started an affair of her own with Roger Mortimer.  She then rounded up a mercenary army, marched across England, and deposed her husband, earning herself the nickname “She-Wolf of France.” 

It’s rumored that the Queen and Mortimer also had a hand in Edward’s death soon after he was deposed.  Isabella and her lover took advantage of the powers of punctuation and trolled the world, sending a message stating “Eduardum occidere nolite timere bonum est” which, translated, can mean either “Do not be afraid to kill Edward; it is good” or “Do not kill Edward; it is good to fear” depending on where the comma is placed.

Further proof that commas are fucking important. And all the best “diplomatic missions” end in affairs.

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