Christmas of 1530: Anne Boleyn was being treated like the Queen of England by her suitor Henry VIII, though he was still married to Catherine of Aragon. The court grumbled and complained about Anne’s postition, and rightly so. But Anne, proud and defiant, briefly changed her motto to Ainsi sera, groigne qui groigne — ‘Let them grumble, that is how it is going to be!’ (Ives, pg. 141)
This spirit has always been in me (not the spirit to date Henry VIII, however!), the spirit to defy convention and do or write or wear something that most people scorn or laugh at, or are simply afraid of. They can grumble all they want, but this is how it is.
This blog will be a combination of things that I do/wear/write/see/read about that make other people grumble, along with some lessons in Tudor history, writing, movie and book reviews, modern royalty, horses, garden gnomes and whatever else might strike my fancy or make someone grumble.
Please bear with me while I try to figure out how my own blog works, but I promise I’ll have some grumble-worthy posts up soon! (Going to see The Woman in Black on the weekend, so I bet I’ll have lots to say there!)
I was going to attach a photo for you, but unfortunately I haven’t figured out how yet…
Remember: let them grumble!