The first character I first fell in love with
The character I never expected to love as much as I do now
The character everyone else loves that I don’t
The character I love that everyone else hates
The character I used to love but don’t any longer
The character I would totally smooch
The character I’d want to be like
The character I’d slap
A pairing that I love
A pairing that I despise
I fall over yet pretend to be strong
I have spoken at great lengths with my Christian slave. He is not a stupid person, however stupid his God is.
I think I laughed more than I should have when I read what Mikasa said
Apart from Marie-Antoinette and his sister, Sophie Piper, there was another woman who made a great impact on Axel von Fersen’s life; Eleonore Sullivan, née Franchi.
Born in Italy in 1750, Eleonore was known for her many affairs in the European courts. She was initially a dancer in Venice, when a german lord brought her to perform in Stuttgart. She had two children with him, one boy and one girl, that he raised. Later, she appeared at the Austrian court, where she seduced a young prince Joseph, before being kicked out by Maria Theresa. She then married a wealthy Irish merchant by the name of Sullivan, who brought her to India, where she met Quintin Crauford, an even wealthier man who would soon be a spy for the British. Crauford brought Eleonore to Paris in 1783, where she would meet Fersen.
At this time, Fersen was desperately trying to save Marie-Antoinette and her family, and both Eleonore and Crauford, who also cared for the queen, assisted him in any way they could. They are both often mentioned in Fersen’s correspondence with the queen.
Fersen’s relationship with Eleonore was long and complicated; it was obvious that he cared for her, and towards the end of and after the revolution he even considered proposing to her, but she would not follow him to the ‘cold climates’ of Sweden. Since Crauford was violently jealous of Eleonore’s many affairs, she would hide Fersen in their attic whenever he came to Paris.
In 1793, Fersen wrote in his journal that he would stay with her for as long as he could, but if there was a chance that Marie-Antoinette would survive, he neither could nor would stay. When the queen was finally executed, Eleonore wept with him, but Fersen wrote that; “at times, I even hated her”. He complained that her feelings for him were no longer the same, and the many dramas of the Crauford-household made him weary.
Eventually, their mutual indecisiveness led to a permanent break-up, and Fersen returns to Sweden for good. She died in 1833.
source: Herman Lindqvist, “Axel von Fersen - kvinnotjusare och herreman”, 1991.
HISTORY MEME - VERSION FRANÇAISE ♛ Women : Jeanne d’Arc (1412-1431)
Folk heroine and Roman Catholic saint, Jeanne was born to a peasant family in north-east France. Claiming divine guidance, she led the French army to several important victories against England during the Hundred Years’ War, which paved the way for the coronation of Charles VII of France. She was captured by the Burgundians, transferred to the English in exchange for money, put on trial by the pro-English Bishop of Beauvais, Pierre Cauchon, for charges of “insubordination and heterodoxy”, and was burned at the stake for heresy when she was 19 years old. Twenty-five years after her execution, an inquisitorial court authorized by Pope Callixtus III examined the trial, pronounced her innocent, and declared her a martyr. Jeanne d’Arc was beatified in 1909 and canonized in 1920. She is one of the patron saints of France, along with Saint Denis, Saint Martin of Tours, Saint Louis IX and Saint Theresa of Lisieux. Jeanne said she had received visions from God instructing her to support Charles VII and recover France from English domination late in the Hundred Years’ War. The uncrowned King Charles VII sent her to the siege of Orléans as part of a relief mission. She gained prominence when she overcame the dismissive attitude of veteran commanders and caused the lifting of the siege in only nine days. Several additional swift victories led to Charles VII’s coronation at Reims.
Unless you are Talleyrand, Lafayette, etc…
I was feeling bored and sad so I sketched up some eremika to make myself feel better….