christmas is so much worse as you get older it’s like “what do you want this year?” “a sense of purpose”
i’m in a lot of pain and cranky and so i’m going to yell about historical figures who are whitewashed all the time
PHILIPPA OF HAINAULT (1328-1369)
- Queen of England, wife of Edward III and mother of the famous Black Prince (i WONDER WHY HE WAS NAMED THAT, lET’S DO SOME INVESTIGATING CHILDREN)
- The Bishop of Stapledon is sent by Edward to find out exactly how hot his future wife (Philippa) was
- The answer was Pretty Hot: Described her as having “a broad flat nose, blue-black hair, full lips” aND
- "she is of brown skin all over like her father, and in all things pleasant enough" - thank u Bishop Stapledon for reporting that Philippa is a mad babe
look at this whiteass picture
THIS shit is the picture of her on her wiki page! the frick is this lily-pale victorian nonsense
here, have a pic of her chilling in this rad boat that was probably made during her lifetime or soon after (she’s the one under the fancy canopy, since fuck yeah she’s the queen)
a lot of those people could be of african descent!! (check out especially the dude to the left of philippa in the boat, as well as phil herself!!) wow!! imagine
please note also her husband
EDWARD III of England (1312-1377)
- enormous badass
- winning wars like he just didn’t care
- ruled england for more than 50 years because fuck you that’s why
A BLACK DUDE
so anytime anyone informs you that “it’s northern europe, there just couldn’t be brown people!!” please remind them that there have been multiple black ruling families of england and also to go fuck themselves.
Tekla should have her own show on history channel.
Let’s make that a thing.