In truth, I did not have to wonder. She would be feeling that disturbing mixture of emotions that she always summoned from me: admiration and envy, pride and a furious rivalry, a longing to see a beloved sister succeed, and a passionate desire to see a rival fall.
Katherine of Aragon was speaking out for the women of the country, for the good wives who should not be put aside just because their husbands had taken a fancy to another, for the women who walked the hard road between kitchen, bedroom, church and childbirth. For the women who deserved more than their husband's whim.
Oh yes. Draw your hem back from my mud, little sister.
She looked at me as if for a moment she would seek someone who would understand the dreadful predicament of a woman, in this world ruled by men.
Some women attract desire. Others do not.
Tell my daughter Elizabeth -- no! Tell all my daughters, everywhere, in all the ages yet to come. Tell them how I died, and why. And tell them to remember this: the future is unwritten. Know your rights.
Before anything else I was a woman who was capable of passion and who had a great need and a great desire for love.
The world hasn't changed that much; men still rule.
Every woman has to have something which singles her out, which catches the eyes, which makes her the center of attention. I am going to be french.
When it's done, it's done. And no one will know until it's done.
He is my brother. She is my sister. Come what will, they are my kin.
When they launch snakes you'll have your namesake.
When they see us dance. When they see how you look at me. When they see how I smile at you.
I can't sleep, I can't eat, I can't do anything but think about him. At night I dream of him, all day I wait to see him, and when I do see him my heart turns over and I think I will faint with desire.
I never thought it would end like this. I never thought he would leave me without saying goodbye.
I shall be dark and French and fashionable and difficult. And you shall be sweet and open and English and fair. What a pair we shall be! What man can resist us?
I would know you anywhere for my true love. Whoever I was and whoever you were, I would know you at once for my true love.
I would play ball with Catherine, and hide and seek: Not a very challenging game in an open meadow, but she was still at the age where she believed that if she shut her eyes and buried her head under a shawl then she could not be seen.
If it means something, take it to heart. If it means nothing, its nothing. Let it go.
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