OUR BOOK PAGE IS UP!
Since we’re often asked for book recs AND WE’RE REALLY HAPPY ABOUT IT, the beautiful Mary and I came up with a book page in which we give our opinions on the Renaissance stuff we read. Mind you, we’re not finished yet: we’re still planning to lose many dioptres on it, and on more books.
get to know me meme - [1/5 shows]
"For me, acting as a child was just a good experience. I became independent at quite a young age because from the age of 16 my mum was, like, “I’m not chaperoning you any more,” so I was off getting trains and staying in hotels and learning how to deal with the business. I didn’t rebel as a teenager and I think that’s probably why – because I didn’t really have anything to rebel against. I already had my own life outside school as well."
I am not a tyrant, as my enemies are saying everywhere, and I do not want other witness than the cities of Romagna, which under my government have begun to discover the tranquility and peace that they had not even dreamed of, nor enjoyed, in the past times. Cesare Borgia to Guidobaldo da Montefeltro. [x]
The Borgias per episode: The Poisoned Chalice (1x01)
”Perhaps I shoud do what you have done, brother. Take holy hotters. Give my heart to god.”
Happy birthday Jeremy John Irons! (September 19th, 1948)
As you get older, you look back and try to make sense of the sort of person you have become. And I think the most important thing that happened in my childhood was the first night I went to boarding school at the age of seven. I remember that night, and the loneliness. Also, my parents’ marriage broke up when I was 15. But I think it was that first night at seven years old when I felt something had broken, and I’ve spent my life trying to get back to that feeling of home. It’s the same sense of family that you find in the theater and movies. In fact, I’m hoping to make a film about that very subject - the need for home. You don’t really have a home until you have children. And that home is created by the children.