(possible spoilers fo dance with dragons/winds of winter and dream for spring theories) i think theon greyjoy will be very important on the next a song of ice and fire book. if i’m not wrong, asha said something about not being able to proclaim herself ‘lord’ of the iron islands because she was…
On 12th November 1541, Queen Catherine Howard was examined by members of the King’s Council following Francis Dereham’s claim that Thomas Culpeper had replaced him in the Queen’s affections after her marriage to Henry VIII.
The enduring Roman influence is reflected pervasively in contemporary language, literature, legal codes, government, architecture, engineering, medicine, sports, arts etc. Much of it is so deeply embedded that we barely notice our debt to ancient Rome. Consider language, for example. Fewer and fewer people today claim to know Latin - and yet, go back to the first sentence in this paragraph. If we removed all the words drawn directly from Latin, that sentence would read: ‘The.’
— National Geographic, The World According to Rome (via balleiskorakas)