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Henry and Elizabeth by nami64 Henry and Elizabeth by nami64
because GUESS WHAT? i have plenty of historical OTP and this one is just so beautifull:
Henry VII and Elizabeth of York

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In 1486, Henry Tudor and Elizabeth of York marriage reconciled the warring Houses of Lancaster and York -The War of the Roses- and their reign started a new dynasty: The Tudors. Though their union was born from political necessity, they fell in love and it became a love story during 17 years. They appear to have cared and been devoted to each other -the King never had mistress. Elizabeth did not exercise political influence but she was kind, generous even with servants, and beautiful. She shared the passion of hunting and archery with Henry who was a caring husband and father, unusual for the era. They had 7 children, 4 lived past childhood but their older son’s death, Arthur, heir of the throne, caused the couple to break down in grief, particularly Henry. Elizabeth comforted him, saying that God had left him with a son (Henry 8) and two daughters and that they can have more children.
But Elizabeth died at age 37, weakened by her last childbirth in 1503. Her agony lasted 9 days during which Henry never left her bedside. He was devasted, and appeared to deeply mourn her death; according to one account, he “privily departed to a solitary place during days and would no man should resort unto him”. Despite his reputation for thrift, he spared no expense for her funeral; she was buried in Westminster Abbey.
Henry never remarried. In his final years leading up to his death, his bad reputation for miserliness and paranoia became markedly worse without Elizabeth. He made half-hearted plans of remarriage to renew the alliance with Spain but he died a widower in 1509, most likely of a broken heart. He was buried beside Elizabeth.

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here a poem written by Elizabeth of York, during the years of her marriage with Henry Tudor

My heart is set upon a lusty pin ;
I pray to Venus of good continuance,
For I rejoice the case that I am in,
Deliver’d from sorrow, annex’d to pleasance,
Of all comfort having abundance ;
This joy and I, I trust, shall never twin
My heart is set upon a lusty pin



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[[I LOVE THESE TWO SO MUCH omg]]

!!!!DO NOT REPOST ON TUMBLR!!!!
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desireearies15 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
I love your little history snippets! I feel more in-tune with your pictures when I read the descriptions <3
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Yaegiri Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
omg .... so there WAS a happy marriage within kings and queens.... thank you SO MUCH for sharing the history of these two passionate lovers! ; ^ ;
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Rest-In-Pinkness Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love ur work here... it shows off ur talent and is super creative 

totally amazing!

u may enjoy mine as well!! we should watch each other if u like my gallery :)
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oOWildCherryOo Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very very pretty.
I like the story of the Tudors and than you draw so good, that I love it more and more.

(Sorry for my bad English u.u )
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checkal Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student Filmographer
Broken Fighting Dome (Kawaii Please) soo splendid !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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GeorgiaBishopArt Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love this! It just shows love can grow from anywhere. He was a good king and she is a personal heroine of mine. Such courage from the both of them. You really need to do more of them! Favourite OTP. The white Queen and the white princess are written well but the historical accuracy pisses me off so much! Henry would not rape her. She would not risk her reputation for her uncle (she was fiercely pious and that would never happen) Richard loved Anne too much and all the mistress crap is just bull. Even for Henry and Richard. Decent men deciding the best in the situation that they were in. Oops I may have ranted a bit... 
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nami64 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
i am TOTALLY agree with you! TWQ was entertaining to watch, and i tried to read the White Princess because of Henry and Lizzie, but i stopped so quickly. i mean... Henry is a serial rapist?!! WHAT?!! ugh it makes me so mad!! they loved each other so much, there was so much trust between them. i am so mad and angry against Philippa Gregory and it makes so sad to think that people believes her bullshit *sigh* :(
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GeorgiaBishopArt Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It is so annoying! The ending is actually rubbish and I actually threw the book on the floor afterwards..... Henry's personality is nothing like that, granted he did a bit of a temper. But Elizabeth calmed him down, some say just with her presence. Also, Nobody would not react like he did if the person that they had raped had died. It's bloody ridiculous. I've started my novel on her.
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nami64 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
ohh really?!! NOW i am curious :) i can give you many details about their wedding if you want: the way they mourned their son together (unique in the english monarchy), the care between them, how she was there to cheer him up, the moment he send her away from in England because the Plague was back and he feared so much for her, the love poem she wrote about him, how Henry never had mistress or never remarried... I COULD GO ON ABOUT THESE TWO *oh my*
they were so much in love! THEY DESERVE A PROPER BOOK :)
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GeorgiaBishopArt Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
That's why I want to write it. It is mainly about her but it does focus on their love after the marriage ect... I was thinking....

                                Rose without Thorn.

Elizabeth Plantagenet. The Daughter, Sister, Niece, Wife and Mother of Kings. 

It starts about 1471 (she is about 5 years old) and ends in 1503, so it is nearly the whole of her life. Just send over everything!!!!! We need to clear this up! Merry Christmas!


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