the Queen is dead ;
livesuffer the King.
“Elizabeth of York had been his constant companion for eighteen years, through many trials and after his long period of exile (…) she had played her role as a wife and a queen to perfection, winning the long-closed heart of Henry Tudor.”
—Tudor: The Family Story, by Leanda de Lisle
“I think every woman character, every female character, has her own arc. Yes, I’m a shieldmaiden, and they get the power in terms of the glory and fighting the battle sequences, but also as a mother,” Katheryn Winnick told The Mary Sue. “But also Princess Aslaug has her own battles. And being a mother and dealing now with Ivar the Boneless, or [Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye]. You know, dealing with different challenges as a mother. And Siggy goes through her own challenges, and Porunn goes through her own different arc. So you have different sides of the female personality and the different sides of being a female in that time period that gets explored.”
End? No, the journey doesn’t end here.
Death is just another path, one that we all must take.
Tell me you finally tasted freedom.
Letter from Hades to Persephone, Clementine von Radics
Wherever she went, the smallfolk fawned on her, and Lady Margaery did all she could to fan their ardor. She was forever giving alms to beggars, buying hot pies off bakers’ carts, and reining up to speak to common tradesmen.