Thursday, February 21, 2008

at least i lived...

I've started watching The Tudors, even though it is grossly inaccurate and/or incomplete in many parts. But who doesn't want to revel in the beauty & decadence of royalty like this?

Through the magic of Internet quizzes, I have been compared to the lucky, if not rather homely and stinky, Anne of Cleves.
Congratulations! You are Anne of Cleves!
Anne of Cleves got the royal shaft. She came all the way to England to become the fourth wife of Henry VIII. Once married to Anne, he refused to consummate the marriage, and called her the "Flanders Mare." Talk about a burn considering that by this time, Henry was the fattest man in England and had a rotting syphillis sore on his leg.
Anne was miffed, but she was too sensible to let it ruin her fun. She was given an annulment and a fat yearly allowance, and she threw extravagant parties and dined on delicacies for the rest of her life.
Updated: For some strange reason, the link to the fabulously fun quiz has broken. Beheaded? Or merely sent to The Tower? Who knows, but I'm not asking too many questions.


Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Oh the yumminess that is Jonathan Rys Myers--did you see him in Match Point? I think he and Scarlett Johanssen could definitey give Brangelina a run for their money in the sexy couple department.

Janet said...

Who's the guy right in front with his legs wide open in the white shirt? I'll take him :-)

I'm Katherine Howard.

Poor Katherine Howard. She was a horny young teenager and Henry was a fat old man with a crusty sore on his leg when he fell in love with her and made her his Queen.

He called her his "Rose Without Thorns", but poor little Katherine fell in love with the sexy rogue Thomas Culpepper and so she was beheaded. So as not to make a mess of things, she had the chopping block brought up to her room so she could practice on it.
The last laugh was Katherine's: standing at the scaffold, she said "I die a Queen but I would rather die the wife of Culpepper." which probably pissed off Henry really good.

Giddy, sexy and always misplacing my underpants. Tee-hee!

mielikki said...

visited from Cami, like the survey. I am, apparently Caterina of Aragon. Great, destined to die alone, without my only child at my side whilst my husband marries some red headed hussy, after forming a new church and declaring himself divorced. Fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you are putting your sick day to good use ;)

Hope you are feeling better.


CamiKaos said...

hey look... My cousin came by. That's a show? I hadn't heard of it. Is it good?

Tootsie Farklepants said...

GAWD! Henry VIII was just so gross. I'm sure when he didn't want to consummate the marriage she was all, "Thank God!".

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

I love The Tudors! When my husband and daughter went YMCA Princess camping, I watched all ten episodes (On Demand) in one weekend. It was the most fun I've had in years (how pathetic is that?).

What Tootsie Farklepants said. When Henry wouldn't do the deed, Anne probably was all, "Thank God." But she must have said it in her head because she got to keep it (her head, I mean).

Anonymous said...

It's the same old story. Gross and boorish man gets to decide the fate of women who don't give him sons...even though it's his fault.


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