I couldn't resist tagging you!I swear it’s something about the name, though most of my other ones are considerably better behaved...
Well, not about Richard, but it may interest you to know that I created the surname 'Filrein' as a feminine form of the surname 'Fitzroy', meaning 'Daughter of the Queen'I'd love to know more about this Richard.
They probably should, although I would point out that Beatrice doesn't help herself by publicly scorning her husband's Calvinism. He'd probably have liked her if she hadn't spent much of their marriage decrying him as a heretic...Beatrice just gets shafted all the time I see. Her husband to be publicly snubs her in favour of Christina and Richard loves other women instead. The clear lesson here seems to be for Iberian infantas to stay the hell away from England all together.
Something else I have remembered about Dickon - I was sort of thinking of St Augustine's 'Lord, make me chaste....but not yet' when I sketched out his character, as well as something @The_Most_Happy said about a character in a TL I've been brainstorming with them - '[Minette] would probably be the one thing that made [Dickon] fairly happy...when he wasn't doing penance for loving her'. That's what I was thinking, for this pairing. Minette was the love of Dickon's life, but he was torn between his love for her and his pride and love for his Calvinist faith, and the two did battle for him constantly...I'd love to know more about this Richard.
Well, yeah, I see your point, but it's not the decision that's going to guarantee her marital harmony, is it? Weren't royal girls told to look the other way and be biddable at bed and at board? Suffice it to say that Beatrice does not do that where her husband's religion is concerned...nor when it comes to the young FitzYorks being raised in the Norman royal nursery... Whereas if she had just decided that Richard's faith was a matter for his own conscience and held her tongue over Cateline's paternity, they might have had quite a content marriage, in their own way. She's pretty enough, and Richard would have appreciated her keeping her silence, so probably would have played the chivalrous husband, at least in public. I'm not saying Dickon wouldn't have met Minette, but he might not have been quite so open in his favour of her and their bastards...Good for her I say.
I enjoyed it! Don't forget to post a link to your new TL when you start posting it...Double update today to finish this TL off because I couldn't decide which way around to post these two. Family trees and Cast List will follow over the next week or so, as will a bibliography for the TL, naming all the books I've created within this universe, but we are now all but done. I can't believe it's been nearly two years! Thanks for coming along for the ride!