Poster illustration by Louis John Rhead, 1896.
On January 28th, 1457, Margaret Beaufort gave birth to the future Henry VII at Pembroke Castle.
Only 13 years old at the time, she had been widowed three months before the birth when her husband, Edmund Tudor, died of the plague in captivity. Due to both her age and small stature, both mother and son had nearly died during the birth.
It is generally accepted that the birth likely did severe damage to her young body because, despite being married twice more, Margaret would never have any more children.
Taking it lion down: Kenyan rangers fit predators with GPS to prevent them from being slaughtered by Maasai herdsmen
Kitty Dolan, the 1957 Outdoor Fun Queen of Palisades Amusement Park, stands outside in the cold near the Belmont Plaza Hotel (via)
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Beyoncé and JAY Z reaction to Lorde.
Lorde is a gothic weirdo even if I like her music.
Her look isn’t appealing or flattering at all.
For a whole week we never alluded to that afternoon, nor did I think about it until I began writing a descriptive letter of our expeditions of the week before. As the scenes came back one by one, the same sensation of dreamy unnatural oppression came over me so strongly that I stopped writing, and said to Miss Lamont:
"Do you think that the Petit Trianon is haunted?"
—An Adventure by Charlotte Anne Elizabeth Moberly, and Eleanor Frances Jourdain. [1913 edition]
[image: my scan/collection]