The Fair Geraldine

Tori Amos is publishing a new CD … “Unrepentant Geraldines”. I’m intrigued! What is a Geraldine? I think I’d like to bed Tori Amos! I associate her with Asherah, a Middle Eastern Goddess. Asherah is Arabic for 10.

History Witch

LadyFitzgerald Continuing on with my “beautiful women in history” theme this month- I introduce Lady Elizabeth FitzGerald, Countess of Lincoln (1527-1590.)

Elizabeth was brought up in the Court of King Henry VIII as a child companion to the infant Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth I, daughter of Henry and Anne.) She was five years old when she arrived with her mother and one of her sisters.

At the age of ten, she was immortalized by the poet Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey. He wrote a sonnet “The Geraldine” for her, as he was said to have been captivated by her childlike beauty (kind of creepy if you ask me.) He also wrote about “the Fair Geraldine” whilst he was in prison for beating a courtesan (a nice name for a prostitute… ahem, even creepier.)

Some suggest that this devotion was not creepy, but a means to improve her chances of making a…

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