Please follow the "Timeline" topic in "Announcement". Especially the historical characters! - Anne Boleyn
January 1533 - Henry & Anne Boleyn marry in a secret ceremony March 1533 - Thomas Cranmer is appointed Archbishop of Canterbury. May 1533 - Archbishop Thomas Cranmer declares the marriage of King Henry VIII and Queen Katherine of Aragon to be invalid May 1533 - Thomas Cranmer validates King Henry VIII& Anne Boleyn's marriage June 1533 - Coronation of
Anne Boleyn Summer 1533 - Sir Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex begins an investigation into the activities of Sir Thomas More June 1533 - Parliament extinguishes Papal authority in England. June 1533 - Mary Tudor, younger sister of Henry VIII, dies at Westhorpe, Suffolk.
July 1533 - It is reported that Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk and George Boleyn, caught up with the French court. While they were there both Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey and Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond became violently sick, at the same time. Richmond was so ill, that for a while, it was feared he might die. July 1533 - Pope Clement VII excommunicates King Henry VIII & his advisers (including Thomas Cranmer) JSeptember 1533 - Anne Boleyn gives birth to Princess Elizabeth Tudor November 1533 - Henry Fitzroy, Henry VIII's illegitimate son, marries Mary Howard (daughter of Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk)
Anne Boleyn is said to have worked for this pairing.
Having spent part of the day in dance lessons, Alexandra was eager to dance for Sultan Suleyman. Nigar Kalfa's advice upon her arrival sparked something within her and Alexandra knew that she would have to try her hardest to gain the Sultan's attention. She waited outside the door of the dancehall until a servant opened them and stood in place alongside the rest of the ladies that were selected to dance for Suleyman. Hiding her face behind the fabric of her sleeve, she awaited for the music to start.
Alexandra moved in rhythm with the rest of her fellow concubines as the music began to play. She put her heart, body, and soul, into the dance...but her mind was only on the Sultan. Alexandra made sure to send looks his way as she swayed her hips and told a story with her hands. She wanted to seduce him, she wanted him to call her to his bedchamber that night or the next.
As the new slaves started to dance, he looked carefully at them. Especially, he was looking at the girl with red hairs in the middle of the Hall. Ibrahim talked him a lot about her. It seemed she was a rebel. She even refused to obey to Nigar Kalfa's orders in Harem. This intrigued him. He also was thinking at the moment in which she fainted into his arms. And now, she was dancing so beautifully in front of him. He couldn't remove his eyes from her. From Alexandra..
Alexandra continued to dance with the rest of the ladies and dropped to floor as the music stopped. But, unexpectedly, Alexandra rose as she began to rhythmically play the cymbals on her fingers whilst she moved her arms like the wave of an ocean. Her eyes stayed locked onto the Sultan the entire time, especially as she allowed each cymbal drop to the floor. Alexandra then began to almost beckon him with her hands they flowed in unison with the music that once again began to play. She paid no attention to the concubines that were surely shocked at her actions, she kept on with her own special dance for the Sultan.
As Alexandra stopped and rested on the ground at his feet, he stared at her. She was very beautiful. He smiled, and without waiting further, he made his choice to spend a night with her. Then he took his purple handkerchief and let it fall in front of her..
Alexandra knelt in front of the sultan pleased with all her efforts. She had danced just for his eyes only he was her only chance at survival here. From the corner of her eye, she noticed the purple kerchief falling down, laying gracefully next to her. "I've done it"..She thought to herself even if it would leave her unpopular with the other concubines.
Quickly Alexandra reaches for the kerchief folding it into her hand before the sultan could change his mind. When she moved away, she kept her gaze lowered to the floor as Nigar escorted her and the others out of the dance hall. Tomorrow night would be the night Alexandra had the sultan to herself, she could not wait. This has been the first time since arriving here that the dark clouds parted and a hope of a glimmer shined through. And it was all thanks to Nigar for the advice she had so freely bestowed upon Alex.