Lady Jane Grey Removed From The Throne Of England

468 years ago today, the Lady Jane Grey (and technically England’s first Queen) was removed from the Throne. Lady Jane Grey was appointed the ruler of England but her accession to the throne lasted only a mere nine days.

The execution of the sentence was suspended, but the participation of her father, in early February 1554, in Sir Thomas Wyatt’s rebellion sealed her fate. She and her husband were beheaded on February 12, 1554; her father was executed 11 days later.

If it hadn’t been for her father, the Lady Jane would have more than likely been released, or at the very least kept in “jail” or would have been transferred to a smaller castle or home to be watched. Either way, she more than likely would have lived. #DeadbeatDads.

Out of all the Royals in History, personally, I feel sorry for Lady Jane the most. A lot, if not all, happened to her, because of OTHER people. She was executed because of her father and brother, not because she actually did anything wrong. Let’s be honest, I don’t think she was ever brought up to be Queen. And it’s not like she would have had a choice to say “No”. I mean, some men today still think “No” means “Yes, please”. At the same time we know so little about her, even though she was technically she was the first Queen of England (and the others, haha). If Mary hadn’t of won (which the Lady Jane was again, not aware of anything. She was trusting her advisers) Lady Jane Grey would have been the first Queen of England (and the others, haha) for a long time.

She was only 16 when she was executed.

Lady Jane Grey aka “The nine day Queen”

World Yoga Day

The International Day of Yoga has been celebrated annually on 21 June since 2015, following its inception in the United Nations General Assembly in 2014. Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice which originated in India.

The theme for the International Yoga Day 2021 is ‘Yoga for well-being’. This theme has been conceived to stress on the importance of the role of yoga in the care and treatment given to Covid-19 patients during the quarantine period.

I have to admit though, I probably will not participating this year. I went and hurt my pubic bone! We have…HAD…a mop that broke ages ago, but I used it this one LAST time. The handle keeps going up and down, the stopper, isn’t stopping it. So it’s really horrible to handle. Last time it made my back ache for a while. This time my back ached for a while AND I’ve somehow hurt my pubic bone…

So new mop.

In the meantime though. I can’t…it’s a weird feeling,lol

Did you know: Some facts about Yoga

Yoga is not a religion, it is connected to religion, and stems historically from Hinduism, but also to Jainism and Buddhism.

The practice of Yoga was started during the Indus-Sarasvati civilization in Northern India over 5,000 years ago. It was first mentioned in Rig Veda, a collection of texts that consisted of rituals, mantras, and songs which was mainly used by Brahmans, the Vedic priests.

Shiva is also known as Adiyogi Shiva, regarded as the patron god of yoga, meditation and arts.

The funny about Shiva being the God of Yoga, meditation and arts. Is how many white women, TERFs, especially practice Yoga, Meditation and consider themselves artsy or crafty. It’s funny because the God Shiva, has both Male and Female features. THE MORE YOU KNOW.

After May the 4th and May the 5th

Comes May the 6th!

Here’s a few things that have happened on May the 6th (over different years).

  • 2004 The final episode of Friends is aired
  • 1994 The Channel Tunnel linking the United Kingdom with France is opened
  • 1992 Marlene Dietrich passes
  • 1976 A massive earthquake hits northeast Italy
  • 1957 The last episode of “I Love Lucy” aired
  • 1937 The Hindenburg zeppelin filled with hydrogen goes up in flames – killing 36 of the 97 persons aboard.
  • 1915 American baseball player Babe Ruth, hit his first major league home run; he finished his career with 714 homers, a record that stood until 1974.
  • 1877 Crazy Horse, a leader in the Sioux resistance to European Americans’ invasion of the northern Great Plains, surrendered in Nebraska.

Learn, will you

The start of Black History Month begins (in America, Canada and the UK)

It began as a way of remembering important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. It is celebrated in February in the United States and Canada, while in Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom it is observed in October. The group chose the second week in February in 1926 to celebrate “N**ro History Week.” The week was symbolic in that it was the same week of the birthdays of former President Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, an escaped slave and prominent abolitionist movement activist.

So what can one do, to help and support during this Black History Month.

Well, learning about some Black History is always a good start, and nothing white washed either.

According to a book published by the UNIA, ‘Red is the colour of the blood which men must shed for their redemption and liberty; black is the colour of the noble and distinguished race to which we belong; green is the colour of the luxuriant vegetation of our Motherland.

The Oprah Magazine, have some really good suggestions and places, people you can look at:

Books written by black authors,

Black Americans you and I may not know about,

The Oprah Magazine even has a directory of Black-Owned US Bookstores, please click on my link above to find out more!

Woo, and according to the magazine as well. Mattel have made a doll honoring Dr. Maya Angelou! I’m into good Barbie “Dolls”.

As a white woman, I do feel a little uncomfortable telling people “Where to go” so to speak, haha. This is why this post is short. I would love if it’s alright if I can tell people “where to go”, and give out a bit of information over the next month. I’m not sure if it’s appropriate. What I will finish off with though, is the theme for this years Black History Month.

The Black History Month 2021 theme, “Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity” explores the African diaspora, and the spread of Black families across the United States.

Which is quiet lovely. When I think about it, I think I actually watch more shows that are about Black Families, than white ones, lol. White Family tv shows, seems to have the same “recipe”. I’m hoping when they say “Family” as well, I do hope they mean to represent families, that are not always blood too.

Thursday Theories – Aphrodite, Venus

This is the theory that actually inspired me to write about Theories.

You can get the link here, where I first became really interested in writing about these topics. I needed to do more research into other theories first, so I had more than just this one. Fantastic thing though, I am in love with programs from National Geographic. Always an interesting starting point

This blog post is about the Goddess, Venus.

There are three different Gods, they talk about. The one that spoke to me most though, the one that really got me, was the episode about Venus.

As you probably all know, Gods and Goddesses are generally taken from other cultures. So Venus, is more than likely based on Aphrodite.

The biggest reason why this particular video, episode of the series fascinated me was because, and in case you hadn’t noticed, I consider myself to be a trans ally. Now I had tapped the three episodes at the beginning of 2020, but didn’t actually get around to watching them until closer to the end, because we needed more space.

When I got around to watching it. The Professor, begins in Cyprus, the goddess’s birthplace, Bettany decodes Venus’s relationship to the Greek goddess Aphrodite, and, in turn, Aphrodite’s mixed-up origins both as a Cypriot spirit of fertility and procreation – but also, as a descendant of the prehistoric war goddesses of the Near and Middle East, Ishtar, Inanna and Astarte. We start to see the Venus is about desire of all kinds – malign as well as benign. Hughes meets world experts who reveal the mysterious and obscure ways this ancient goddess was imagined and worshipped (including as a bearded, gender-fluid woman and even as a giant, sinister, volcanic rock).

Which is obviously a far cry from the “set in stone” so to speak, image of Venus being a all “natural” woman. It really did peak my interest, considering how many TERFs out there, use Venus/Aphrodite as being nothing more than a woman. When you really get into it, Venus, Aphrodite, Ishtar, Innana and Astarte weren’t necessarily worshiped because of love and chocolates. But more they were worshipped, because of the strong feelings they invoked in individuals. Strong feelings of love and hate, of desire, of sexuality.

John Oliver’s – History Instagram

I love everything John Oliver. Not only is he funny, but he explains things so that anyone can understand them. What I also love about him as well though, he does love place like Museums and Libraries. During Covid19, we forget about these little places of History. I am so glad that someone with such a big platform, choose to do this.

Remember, that a LOT of Museums are struggling, where you can do a lot for them, online.

Huzzah for the Tsar!

Over a hundred years ago today…(102 years ago). The Romanov family was brutally murdered (not just executed) by Bolshevik agents with gunshots and bayonets at the Ipatiev House in Yekaterinburg. Too this day it’s still a mystery whether or not Lenin actually gave the order to kill the family or not.

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There has been so much myth and legend surrounding this Royal family. None more so, than the legend of Anastasia Romanov. Did she escape? Didn’t she? Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia remains were found and DNA tested in 2007, and were found to be that of Maria and her brother. Anastasia’s remains were likely one of the bodies that had been found earlier. It was always very unlikely that the Duchess and her brother had escaped.

Romanov imposters sprang up all over the world. The most famous claimant was Anna Anderson, whose case remained in the German courts for more than 30 years until a 1970 ruling declared no conclusive evidence proving Anderson was or was not Anastasia. Anderson’s story inspired both the French play on which the 1956 film and 1997 animated film of the same name were based.

The Romanov family has completely fascinated me ever since I can remember. I do think though a lot of that was based on, for me, the Boney M song “Rasputin”. The “Sorcery” and magic, this one man’s influence over a powerful family. The story of Anastasia…There is so much magic, mystery and myth, that surrounds this one family.

Just posting this again, for good measure.

“Once Upon a December” is actually one of my most favourite non-Disney Princess, Fox, fantasy song films.  (It’s kind of confusing,lol). Sometimes I like to pretend her father in this, is my great grandfather, or my grandfather whose passed on…They both loved Christmas ❤

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Royalty…Magical Monday #4

Which Royal do you feel the most sorry for?

The Royal I feel most sorry for Lady Jane Grey…or Queen Jane…For 9 days…

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That’s right doggo…The Lady Jane Grey was only Queen for 9 days.

Jane was the great-granddaughter of Henry VII ( 7th not 8th) through his younger daughter Mary (Henry the 8ths sister) and was a first cousin once removed of Edward VI. (Son to King Henry the 8th).

In June 1553, Edward VI wrote his will, nominating Jane and her male heirs as successors to the Crown, in part because his half-sister Mary was Roman Catholic, while Jane was a committed Protestant and would support the reformed Church of England, whose foundation Edward claimed to have laid. The will removed his half-sisters, Mary and Elizabeth, from the line of succession on account of their illegitimacy, subverting their claims under the Third Succession Act.

Mystery History

Mystery History

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    • The challenge is to write a piece of historical fiction about it. There’s a

150 word limit. Try not to use the words tree & green.Tag 3 people to use the same genre of writing and this photo to create a post.

I was nominated by the lovely Nova to do this challenge. I just have to say it’s one of the most interesting challenges I’ve had so far. I hope I do it some justice! Do you know how hard it is to not write “tree”?lol

“The Dryads Crib”

Dryads are known for the affinity to the forests and the plants that they are born from. That they are fiercely protective of what is theirs.  If a Dryad wanders to far away from the where they are too care for, they will whither and die. If it’s “crib” dies so does the Dryad.

The picture above is of what is also known as a “Dryads Crib”. It’s commonly known that when Dryads are born, they will tend to group the baby dryads together, much like a modern day delivery room. While in a cocoon type sleep, they will grow until they are eventually delivered, safely grown and protected from the roots, up.

This such an interesting challenge, I would like to challenge:

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