Del traje de hombre del valle de Hecho destacamos dos particularidades: el elástico de lana cruda —la chaqueta— se viste debajo del chaleco y la enorme faja amoratada que cubre medio cuerpo. Al igual que en otras zonas de España el calzón interior asoma por debajo del calzón exterior.
Catherine of Aragon (1485-1536) was Queen of England for over two decades. Daughter of Spanish monarchs, she was betrothed to the Prince of Wales by the age of three. Her mother, Queen Isabella of Castile, worked hard to provide her daughters with an extensive education, and because of this, Catherine was quite well-read. She was also devoutly Catholic. She married Prince Arthur and was sent to her new life in England by age 16. Unfortunately, Arthur was dead within months of their marriage.
Catherine’s life then entered a frightening limbo that lasted nearly a decade - years trapped in England as the two countries decided what to do with her and her dowry. It was decided that Catherine would instead marry Arthur’s younger brother, Henry, yet a papal dispensation was requested to allow Henry to marry his deceased brother’s wife. The teenage girl had to vow to her virginity, swearing she and Arthur had not consummated the marriage. After this dispensation was granted, the marriage was further delayed for various reasons for years as the she lived as a virtual prisoner. Her mother died, which lowered her marriage value, and her father delayed in paying the rest of her dowry. She lived in virtual squalor, paying her servants from her own decreasing funds. In 1507 she did briefly served as ambassador to Spain, a first for a female. It was perceived she would be easily manipulated by the English king and his ministers but she proved them otherwise.
When the king of England died, the young Henry ascended to the throne as Henry VIII and chose Catherine as his wife. He was 17; she was 23. Catherine
and Henry VIII’s marriage was at first a happy one. Henry even entrusted Catherine as regent while he travelled to France to fight.
The King of Scotland thought this was a perfect opportunity to attack England. Catherine ordered an army raised in return. It’s even said she rode north in full armour to address the troops, despite being heavily pregnant at the time. Within hours, the English army had killed most of the Scottish aristocracy, including the King himself.
Her religious devotion deepened as she aged, particularly with the loss of several babies. All but one of her children with Henry survived infancy - she was pregnant seven times. As Henry grew older, his desire for a male heir grew stronger. His daughter with Catherine was not enough, and once his mistress birthed a healthy boy, he began to suspect Catherine was the problem.
Once Catherine was passed child bearing age, Henry began to pursue a separation with her to marry one of her ladies-in-waiting, Anne Boleyn. This began the greatest battle of Catherine’s life. Henry turned to the Bible and concluded he had no legitimate sons because his marriage with Catherine was wrong in the eyes of God. He offered Catherine quiet retirement to a nunnery, which she refused. Henry then turned to the current Pope, who would not give him the annulment he desired. Catherine did not go silently, even giving a powerful speech at Blackfriars publicly appealing to the King himself. Finally, though, Henry became desperate and sent Catherine to a remote castle. He broke with the Catholic Church and became the head of the Church of England, granting his own divorce so he was free to marry Anne. In her banishment, Catherine was forbidden from seeing her daughter, Mary, only able to communicate through secret letters shared through sympathizers. Catherine of Aragon would die at Kimbolton Castle at age 50, going to her grave swearing she was Henry’s lawfully wedded wife and the true Queen of England.
#source: my family #this was me thinking it was cooked spaghetti but now im thinking it may be uncooked so maybe fragile #but also im not the one who said that #i said it was valuable bc it is #also often people break spaghetti if the pots too small? #idk hdjsbdkdjo no one probably even reads these #six the musical #six#katherine howard#anne boleyn#jane seymour #anna of cleves #anne of cleves #catherine parr#aragon#catherine aragon#six musical #six incorrect quotes #incorrect six quotes #incorrect quotes #incorrect six the musical quotes #incorrect six musical quotes #catherine of aragon
Masterlist of references for the black alternate costume. Mix of my posts and those written by others that I have reblogged. Authors will be noted. If you’d like yours added/taken off, let me know! I will keep them updated as I can.
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Masterlist of references for the teal/turquoise alternate costume. Mix of my posts and those written by others that I have reblogged. Authors will be noted. If you’d like yours added/taken off, let me know! I will keep them updated as I can.
Not Mine: Teal Boleyn Alts from @myjamcomesonthelute (including Vicki Manser, West End; Cherelle Jay, West End; Jennifer Caldwell, 2nd UK Tour + West End; Bryony Duncan, Bliss Cruise) Variations of Teal Alt from @lightleckrereins (including Bryony Duncan, Bliss Cruise Boleyn; Vicki Manser, West End alt but specifically Howard/Cleves; and Nicole Kyoung-Mi Lambert, US Tour Aragon/Parr)
Masterlist of references for Catherine of Aragon. Mix of my posts and those written by others that I have reblogged. Authors will be noted. If you’d like yours added/taken off, let me know! I will keep them updated as I can.
Masterlist of references for the pink alternate costume. Mix of my posts and those written by others that I have reblogged. Authors will be noted. If you’d like yours added/taken off, let me know! I will keep them updated as I can.