Mary Tudor Haiku

When made to marry Gross old king, reserve next pick, Create paper trail. Welcome to French Queens Week, because we have barely struck the gold mine of drama that is the French nobility. Although today's bit of drama is actually brought to you, once again, by the Tudors. And this particular Tudor was only queen … Continue reading Mary Tudor Haiku

Elizabeth Woodville Haiku

Shame! Royal romance These days doesn't lead to war, Decapitations. Elizabeth Woodville, queen to Edward IV, died 526 years ago today. She outlived two husbands (one of whom who couldn't keep it in his tights, like, ever) and several children (some via high infant mortality rates, some via executions, some of via mysterious 'disappearances'). She … Continue reading Elizabeth Woodville Haiku