Hey, all. Four hours of bad sleep. Hubby has had none. His injection site is so sore that he can't rest on his back, but if he tries to sleep on his side.... Yeah. The nerve screams at him. So... Yeah. We're trying "he sits up in felt position" right now. Or he is. I gave up. FYI: Do NOT assume a chiropractor respects a pinched nerve diagnosis (or even tentative diagnosis) and NEVER trust PT people to give you the *best* care, only the "what we need to get paid" care. I am terrified he'll end up like me ---- chronic and never fixed properly.
That said... If you can add him to your prayers? Come up with a way to sleep on his back without touching anything?... Hovering? *sigh*
So it's 5 AM and I'm baking, b/c, y'know. If I'm gonna be too tired to avoid walkking into walls, shelves, and other things, I may as well have cookies. Whee.
Today in 1558, at age 25, Elizabeth Tudor became queen fo England, although things were a bit dicey there for a few years. Why? Her older half-sister, Mary Tudor, had reigned first, and was nicknamed "Bloody Mary" by Protestants for her virulent persecution of them as heretics against Catholic Christian faith (until 1520, and Luther, onlyh Catholicism was recognized as "orthodox/okay" in western Europe). Nobody much cried to see Mary Tudor go, alas, after a mere five years as queen.
Elizabeth 1 promptly said, "Look, worship, but be Protestant, okay? Cool? Yeah? No? Fine, hang 'em." (That took years, btw, to develop ---- she became paranoid about Catholics lurking near her who would obey papal orders to kill her as a heretic-at-best.)
Elizabeth 1 reigned until her death in 1603 ---- at age 69. Having ruled forty-odd years, and turned England into a wealthy power once again, after the shambles made by previous kings, and yes, that includes Henry 8, her dad.
Her cousin, Lady Jane Grey, didn't fare so well. Edward 6 was the baby brother to both Mary and Elizabeth, and he was naturally king when their mutual dad died. When Edward 6 died, his will ignored a few writs and such, and he named the piously Protestant (by Edward's definition) Jane Grey. Her family was thrilled, shoved her onto the throne, and she was known as the Nine Days Queen b/c Mary Tudor did as expected... Arrested her and tossed her in the Tower for treason. She wasn't executed immediately, b/c, y'know. Family. But... Jane Grey's dad was a power-hungry idiot, got himself into trouble, so in February 1554, Mary had both Jane and her husband executed. Jane Grey was no more than 17 years old.
If you think that's intricate and bloody? It's simple compared to the wars for the throne that preceded Henry Tudor, AKA Henry 7, after The Wars of the Roses, a poetic name for decades of rampaging power-grabs and power-grabbing rampages by just about anyone you can name who could say he had a great-grandfather in a royal family somewhere. Or great-grandmother. Or, really, a third cousing twice removed by marriage who worked in the stables maybe. Yeah, it kidna got that nuts.
For thsoe who love Game of Thrones? George RR Martin, author of the series and the TV show, totally ripped off the pre-Tudor period for oh-so-much. I read the first book and thought, "Wow. Wars of the Roses, redone. Got it."
And ot make life more fun, how was Jane Grey eligible? Well, her ancestor's mom married King Edward 4, and so her ancestor became Kind Ed's stepson, and to make his wife happy, Ed 4 gave them all kinds of goodies and titles. The wife's first hubby was surnamed Grey. He'd fought against Ed 4's side in the Wars of the Roses. COnfused? Welcome to English history. Seriously, this is why I read up on Poland. Even with all the invasions and upheavals, that whole 1400-1600 period was pretty easy to untangle by comparison.
Off ot finish baking. Love hugs and HEALING to us all!
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