HISTORY MEME | FASCINATING WOMEN [4/10} → Catherine of Valois (27 October 1401 – 3 January 1437)
Catherine of Valois, daughter of the King of France, was married to Henry V of England, but only after Henry’s demand for return of Normandy and Aquitaine as part of the marriage pact triggered a war between France and England. After the Treaty of Troyes was signed, Catherine and Henry were married on June 2, 1420. Catherine of Valois was crowned Queen of England at Westminster Abbey in February, 1421. The son of Catherine and Henry, the future Henry VI, was born in December of 1421. Henry V died in August 1422, leaving the crown of England in the hands of a minor. During Henry’s youth he was educated and raised by Lancastrians while the Duke of York, Henry’s uncle, held power as Protector. After the death of her husband, Henry V, Catherine of Valois began a secret relationship with Owen Tudor, a Welsh squire. In 1428 Parliament reacted to the rumors about this relationship by forbidding Catherine from marrying without consent of the king and the council. Historians are divided on whether Catherine had already married Owen Tudor before that Act of Parliament, or whether they married secretly in 1429. In 1436, Owen Tudor was imprisoned and Catherine retired to Bermondsey Abbey, where she died the next year.
Catherine of Valois and Owen Tudor had five children, half-siblings to King Henry VI. One daughter died in infancy and another daughter and three sons survived. The eldest son, Edmund, became Earl of Richmond in 1452. Edmund married Margaret Beaufort. Their son won the crown of England as Henry VII, claiming his right to the throne through conquest, but also through descent through his mother, Margaret Beaufort.
Sophie Turner for Tatler UK (April 2014)
Rosethorn fails to suppress an affectionate smile as she watches Briar concentrate to imitate her motions. He has to stand on a stool to reach the work bench, the lab coat she has given him absolutely swallows him, but he would not participate without it. He said he wanted to be like her.
She knows that the students in the class are seeing her softer side that she tries so very hard to keep hidden, but she cannot seem to stop the smiles around Briar. She will just have to yell at the class later, when the boy is gone.
AU where Rosethorn is an eighth grade science teacher at one of those K-8 schools, and Lark is a kindergarten teacher. Briar is an orphan in Lark’s class (along with the other three kids) and they go on a fieldtrip one day but Briar is sick and because he lives in a group home, no one can come get him from school, so Lark basically like bats her eyes lashes to get Rosethorn to keep Briar in her room while the rest of the class goes on the fieldtrip.
Of course, at first Rosethorn is grumbly, but she falls in love almost instantly.
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