Kings in the past have gotten divorced. Perhaps the reason we remember royal divorces is because of women like Eleanor of Aquitaine and Anne Boleyn who refused to take anyone’s shit and pissed off a lot of people for being strong, confident, and not caring what others thought of them. They pursued their own destinies, they were self made modern women. Instead they are smeared and slut shamed for nothing more than being who they were, fearless and determined even when the world and the people they loved most turned their backs on them. And for that they are my heroines and worthy of my last breath in their defense.