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inky-duchess · 5 hours ago
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What would be the day-to-day life of the lady of the castle for a very very minor house? In late medieval times
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inky-duchess · 8 hours ago
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If a queens husband dies and her son takes the throne, what would the former queens duties be? Her son would also have a wife of his own to take on the role of queen. Would the former queen have a new title or would they still be seen as queen?
She would a Queen Dowager or Queen Mother, looking after her son's Court until he finds a wife, advising him in state matters and helping him in organising court events.
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inky-duchess · 8 hours ago
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Do you think the royal family of Monaco are actually cursed or were they all just bad marriages that happened in a time period were expected them to fail in marriage? Do I make any sense?
You do, but I dont think any royal family is cursed with marriages, its just the application of modern views to out dated traditional systems in situations nobody can ever be comfortable in.
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inky-duchess · 8 hours ago
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Do you know of any queens or princess (or maybe kings or prince) that got along with their spouses’ lovers?
Madame de Pompadour and Queen Maria Leczinska were passingly fond of each other to the point that the Queen is stated to have said that if it had to be any woman, she would rather it be Pompadour
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inky-duchess · 8 hours ago
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what do you think Henry Vii's relationship was like with Katherine Gordon? people speculate that he liked her romantically but i really about that?? so i thought I'd ask
No, absolutely not. She was a hostage at Tudor Court and though treated well, she never had any dalliance with Henry.
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inky-duchess · 8 hours ago
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i saw a post about you working at a nightclub and how no one wanted to break up fights between women. Could you give examples of some of the worst and why lots of people avoid breaking them up. I always thought guy fights would be worst
Men will box the head off each other and then leave each other alone after honour as been satisfied. Women really go for the jugglar, they want to fuck up whoever they're fighting. A guy's fight is easily broken up, a woman's fight always ends up in somebody else getting hurt or getting pulled into it. It's chaos.
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inky-duchess · 9 hours ago
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wht did charles II and barbara villiers's relationship deteriorate?
Basically Barbara was always a power-hungry, money-grubbing bitch and she started to cheat on Charles very frequently. Charles grew tired of her nonsense and shipped her from court with a palace and a pension.
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inky-duchess · 21 hours ago
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Remember when you talked about that bride whose uncle was cheering during the consumption of her marriage.
Where did this kind of event take place?
Which room?
How large would the audience be?
Who would be there and what would the fuckers wear?
Thank you Duchess🎉
At the wedding of the bride and groom, after the ceremony and reception.
The bride's bedroom.
No more than necessary: three at least, perhaps as most as ten.
The couple's parents, some clergymen, some trusted courtiers.
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inky-duchess · 21 hours ago
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Which is a better guarantee of peace between three superpowers who are all more or less monarchies: exchanging valuable hostage or making alliances through marriage? Thank u
Marriages make alliances secure for longer and people can trust one another. In hostage situations, it only breeds emnity.
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inky-duchess · 21 hours ago
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How would they find a new monarch?
Trace through the family tree and find a distant relative
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inky-duchess · 21 hours ago
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If you were in Elia Martell's place, back when she married Rhaegar, how would you have handled the fact that your dornish heritage, which so far had only meant glory and pride for you, was suddenly being used as an weapon against you, and the fact that you had no friends in court except for your dornish ones? Would you have tried to make your own household as diverse as possible, invinting maids and ladies of noble houses of each kingdom to try and make some new alliances, even if you could not trust them entirely? Or would you keep your own inner cicle mainly with your dornish companions that you could always trust, even if it meant isolating yourself from the rest of the court?
If I was Elia, I would try utilise my Dornish roots a little more. I would have my own Dornish knights in my household, especially to look over the children's and my own interests. I would make stronger alliances with the Great Houses through having their daughters at court or arranging good marriages for them and failing that, using each Great House's rivals to keep them in check. I would have gotten Doran off his arse earlier and got Oberyn back from Essos. I would stage a coup in the name of baby Aegon, claiming madness for both Rhaegar and Aerys with the help of Rhaella.
And if I was Elia, I would have smothered Rhaegar with a pillow for even looking at a fifteen year old girl.
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inky-duchess · 21 hours ago
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Hello! In the case that when Robert's Rebellion was over, with the only remaing Targaryens being exiled children, if there was someone left of the Blackfyre male line to dispute the iron throne, they might have succeded? I mean, part of the reason that Robert's reign was considered legitimate was the fact that he shared Targaryen blood from his grandmother Rhaelle and, possibly, from Orys Baratheon himself, which made his claim stronger. But if the shared bloodline is also what makes the Blackfyre claim valid, and is much stronger in them if you considerate that Daemon's parents were both Targaryens, would they have a serious chance of winning if they could attack back in the first years of Robert's rule, when the kingdom was not yet rebuild from the previous war? Do you think that, if that was the case, the Blackfyre might have the support of noble Targaryen loyalists such as Velaryons, Celtigars and Tyrells, and maybe the common people?
The Blackfyres do have a claim to throne, a technically legitimate claim but I doubt Westeros would take a Blackfyre heir. Even in the present novels, the divisions of the Blackfyre Rebellions are still pretty raw and I don't think any of the Seven Kingdoms would dare provoke another war by backing a Blackfyre pretender.
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inky-duchess · 21 hours ago
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Anon who asked about exchanging hostages and invitation to dinner. About the person staying at the palace, would that be accepted too or it would be better for them to leave? What about they are a relative to the hostage?
They would likely have to leave in time but a generous host might allow them to stay for a bit.
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inky-duchess · 21 hours ago
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What happens if a whole family of royals is killed? Who would take power over the kingdom? Would it be the Prime Minister or Advisor?
The Prime Minister and a collection of preapproved nobles who would find a new monarch
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inky-duchess · 23 hours ago
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1) Do you think if cateyln stark had a whole bunch of ladies in waiting from several noble houses in the north and still went with robb, that the northern lords would seek her out more and keep her in the know? Or listen to her more? (2) another thought and ask is what would change in the reach’s approach to cateyln if she had ladies like desmereza redweyne and or a hightower lady in her company/back at the castle? As a ward pr lady in waiting prior to the war breaking out subtle hostage now?
Some ladies would accompany her but I doubt it would change things with the Lords. Having her ladies with her isn't going to make her more important in their eyes. If anything, I would guess it would have probably forced her hand in staying at one of the castles in the Riverlands such as Seaguard or Riverrun.
It would press Renly to give Robb more favourable terms during his and Cateyln's summit at Bitterbridge but other than that, I don't think it would make that much difference. In the later wars, the Reach ladies would have probably returned after the murder of Wilhem Frey and Martyn Lannister
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inky-duchess · 23 hours ago
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The Stormlands have elenei, Garth Greenland is of the reach, but what sort of Robin Hood or King Arthur legends do you think the riverlands and westerlands have?
The Riverlands have the entirety of House Mudd, especially Tristifer the Last and The Westerlands have Lann the Clever as their semi-mythical/real beings
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inky-duchess · 23 hours ago
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How long after the death of his wife would a king wait to remarry? Would he be expected to do so at all? He already has multiple children, so it’s not like he needs an heir.
At least 1yr or more. Marrying too quickly looks rather crass.
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