[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: These few days' wonder
Author: [livejournal.com profile] kerrypolka
Play: 2 Henry VI
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] lareinenoire
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Humphrey Gloucester/Eleanor Cobham; Henry VI, Suffolk and Somerset, Margaret of Anjou
Warnings: swears
Rating: 15+
Summary: Look, you try to run a studio with Henry Junior's name on the deed and Beaufort and Pole breathing down your neck and see how far it gets you. Old Hollywood AU.

Of all the ladies, Miss Holly was the only one who'd talked to me like I was a person instead of a prop. )
[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
Title: The sky above us shoots to kill
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lareinenoire
Play: 3 Henry VI
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] the_alchemist
Characters / Pairings: Richard the not yet III
Warnings: profanity, violence, drunkenness, ableist language, period-accurate misogyny, an excess of (canonical) severed heads, raging misanthropy
Rating: M
Summary: Father used to say the rules were different west of the Mississippi. He wasn't wrong.
Notes: Title comes from the song 'Thistle & Weeds' by Mumford & Sons. As per the prompt, this is based on Richard's soliloquy from 3 Henry VI, Act III, Scene II. It is also, however, an AU set in California c. 1875 because the author recently discovered the brilliance that is Deadwood and, if one thinks about it hard enough, it makes a shocking amount of sense.

Father used to say the rules were different west of the Mississippi. )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Author: [livejournal.com profile] the_alchemist
Plays: Henry VI Parts 2-3, Henry IV Part 1
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] gehayi
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Richard [the not yet] III; Margaret/Suffolk; Margaret/Henry; Edmund Mortimer; Lady Mortimer; the rest of the York family; Bolingbroke; Margaret Jourdain; 'a bard of Ireland'.
Warnings: moderate violence and gore; one bit of icky non-consensual panty-sniffing; about as much fidelity towards Shakespeare!canon as Shakespeare had towards history!canon.
Rating: 15
Summary: Kind of like 'Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer', if 'Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer' contained considerably more necromancers, pirates, blood, death, sexual perversion and, of course, Plantagenets.

'... but why not?' The Duke of York smiled, and laid his hand on his wife's shoulder. )
[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
Title: For Summer Days; A Nightmare
Author: [livejournal.com profile] cherith
Request: 1) The York family (i.e. the Duke and Duchess, Edward, Clarence, Richard and Rutland). Summer holidays.  2) Richard III. Anything at all.
Fandom:  Shakespeare, First Folio - Richard III
Summary: Clarence's dream haunts him, and he thinks on things do distract himself as he waits for some news of his rescue.  He thinks on summer days at Ludlow to drown out the shadows and moaning of his nightmare.
Warnings: Character Death-ish (does dying in a dream count?), The ramblings of madmen
Author's Notes:  Written for [livejournal.com profile] the_alchemist for [livejournal.com profile] thisengland ficathon.  I have a soft spot for crazy dreams and wanted to include two of the requests, and this was the best way I could think to do them.  Hope you like it!

For Summer Days; A Nightmare )
[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
Title: The Bear and the Shooting Star
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lareinenoire
Play: 2 and 3 Henry VI
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] gileonnen
Characters / Pairings: Warwick, Oxford
Rating: PG
Wordcount: 2285
Summary: John de Vere learns lessons in kingmaking and treason from the best.
Notes: Title comes from the badges worn respectively by Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick (the Bear and Ragged Staff) and John de Vere, Earl of Oxford (the Streaming Star). All usual disclaimers about Shakespeare's wibbly-wobbly-timey-wimey approach to historical dates and people apply. Thanks so, so much to [livejournal.com profile] angevin2 and [livejournal.com profile] rosamund for getting me to the end and beta-reading, and to [livejournal.com profile] gileonnen for the brilliant prompt -- I tried to do it justice.

The Bear and the Shooting Star )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: The White Boar
Author: [livejournal.com profile] the_alchemist
Play: Richard III
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] the_gentleman
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Richard III
Warnings: lots of swearing; characters being mean about members of the Richard III Society; explicit depictions of amateur dramatics.
Rating: 12
" 'Three Richards the Third walk into a pub.' He enunciated each word with great precision.
'One,' continued Dickon, 'the hideous misbegotten monster who limped from the dark places which shadow the minds even of geniuses and saints.'
Hudde spoke over him. 'The other,' he said, 'the chivalrous knight who strode shining from the earnest yet woefully untalented pens of Horace Walpole and the many enthusiastic spinsters who followed in his wake.'
'And then there was the third Richard...' "

'...for... a... horse!' And a one, and a two, and forward, and twist, and above my head, and back. Pause. )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: Clotho, Lachesis, Atropos
Author: [livejournal.com profile] gileonnen
Play: 2 Henry VI
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] gehayi
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Queen Margaret(/Suffolk), Eleanor Cobham/Humphrey of Gloucester, Margery Jourdain
Warnings: References to cat murder, magically induced abortion, and magically problematic consent.
Rating: PG-13
Summary: In the Wars of the Roses, any advantage must be cultivated--including magic.

Clotho, Lachesis, Atropos )
[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
Not one, but two!

As is evident from the nature of the exchange, both of these fics have AU settings.

For Truth, For Duty, and for Loyalty (Richard III) by [livejournal.com profile] gileonnen - Richard of Gloucester has a plan for the planet of Albia, and Ratcliffe wants to be part of it. Science fiction AU. Featuring art by [livejournal.com profile] speak_me_fair.

Delirien (1 Henry VI) by [livejournal.com profile] lareinenoire - In the giddy years of the early twentieth century, the families of York and Lancaster seem to have come to an uneasy truce when Humphrey Lancaster befriends young Richard York and offers him a chance to mend his wrecked fortunes. What neither of them anticipates is the war that will destroy everything they know. Featuring a fanmix by [livejournal.com profile] cherith and art by [livejournal.com profile] gileonnen.

Both links are to the index pages, which include information about the artists as well.
[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
Title: The Booke of Oure Foundresses

Author: [livejournal.com profile] the_alchemist
Play: Henry VI Part 2
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] roz_mcclure
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Margaret/Suffolk
Warnings: Quite a lot of exuberant sex, not very graphically described; egregious anachronism; a smidgeon of melancholy, and some heavy-handed dramatic irony.

Rating: 15

Historical Notes:
- Margaret calls Suffolk Jack or Jackanapes because Wikipedia says his nickname was Jack Napes, so it must be true.
- Queens' College Cambridge was founded in 1448 by Margaret of Anjou, refounded in 1465 by Elizabeth Woodville and in 1484, Richard said the college existed by the "patronage of our aforesaid consort".
Note of ThanksThanks to my beta readers [livejournal.com profile] atreic and [livejournal.com profile] borusa.
Summary: Margaret tries to go off for a dirty weekend with Suffolk, but ends up accidentally founding a college instead.

To whosoever discovers this volume, a warning. )
[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
Title: Into This Breathing World
Author: [livejournal.com profile] gileonnen
Play: Richard II, Richard III
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] elviaprose
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Richard II/Richard III, mentions of Richard II/Anne of Bohemia, Richard III/Anne Neville, Richard II/Robert de Vere
Warnings: Dodgy history; dodgy geography; potentially dodgy architecture.
Rating: PG-13
Summary: There's none else by: Richard loves Richard; that is, I am I.
Notes: The author would like to thank [livejournal.com profile] lareinenoire for all of the helpful beta-reading and feedback.

Richard's first friend is a servant, he thinks--a quick-eyed, narrow-fingered boy who steals into the princess's gardens when the boughs are heavy with blossoms and the thickets leaf-roughened. )
[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
Title: Broken Music
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lareinenoire
Play: Henry VI and Richard III
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] assimbya
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Margaret of Anjou and Lady Anne Neville
Rating: PG13
Warnings: None
Summary: Edward had requested--he had not begged; her son would never beg, not if she could help it--that she be kind to his bride. And so Margaret would. For his sake. And, perhaps, in memoriam, for a young French princess who had crossed the sea to marry a man she had never met for an alliance she did not understand.
Notes: The plays contradict themselves regarding the ages and birth order of Anne and Isabel Neville; Anne is described as the eldest in 3HVI, and in R3 as the younger. I will be following R3, which reflects the historically correct order. Title comes from Henry V, V.ii.240. Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] rosamund and [livejournal.com profile] angevin2 for beta-reading!

Broken Music )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: Thou cam'st on earth to make the earth my hell.
Author: [livejournal.com profile] casablancagirl
Play: Richard III
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] the_alchemist
Pairings: None. Well, there's a slight hint of Oedipus-complex!Richard, but no actual pairings. And there’s a mention of Richard/Anne, but that’s…only in passing, and it’s canon, anyway. Characters include Richard, his mother, his brothers, and sundry others.
Warnings: Odd mother-obsession.
Summary: Richard loves Richard. And possibly his mother.

Mother – he never called her Mother )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: Teach Your (Parents and) Children Well
Author: [livejournal.com profile] aris_tgd
Play: First tetralogy + Henry V
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] lareinenoire
Characters: Richard Plantagenet (York), Richard Earl of Cambridge, Richard
Warnings: None beyond canon; if you, reader, feel as though some ought to
be added please let me know.
Rating: PG
Summary: Fatherhood and filial responsibility in a time of dynastic war.

This was wrong. )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: Cause and Most Accursed Effect
Author: [livejournal.com profile] elviaprose
Play: Richard III
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] casablancagirl
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Richard/Anne
Rating: PG
Summary: He often woke in the night, though the memory of his dreams eluded him. Last night, though, he did not wake because he had not slept, listening instead to the muffled chiming of the hour until morning came. Last night was the last that he was Gloucester, tonight the first that he was King Richard.

He often woke in the night, though the memory of his dreams eluded him. )
[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
Because the fabulous ficathon apparently wasn't enough. ;)

Title: Circles in the Water
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lareinenoire
Fandom / Character: Shakespeare, first history tetralogy / Cecily Neville, Duchess of York
Rating: PG13
Warnings: Nothing explicit, but a very high body count. Spoilers for all three parts of Henry VI, Richard III, and the last forty years of the fifteenth century.
Prompt: #9. Guard your honour. Let your reputation fall where it will. And outlive the bastards. -- Lois McMaster Bujold
Summary: 'Long die thy happy days before thy death, / And, after many length'ned hours of grief, / Die neither mother, wife, nor England's Queen!' (R3 I.iii.206-8) The curse was not meant for her, but Fortune's wheel cared not for intentions.
Wordcount: 6971 (excluding notes)

(It was said that time ran in circles, that the deeds of men were no more than points on blind Fortune's wheel.)
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: Game of Roses
Author: [livejournal.com profile] mirabehn
Play: Henry VI part iii/Richard III
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] lareinenoire
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Elizabeth Woodville, others
Warnings: none
Rating: PG
Notes: Thank-you to Puck for betaing, and apologies for the lateness!
Summary: Elizabeth looks back.

The needle drawn through the cloth, slowly. Thread whispered against the linen. And beyond that, silence. )


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