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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]]

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lonelynightrain Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful and gorgeous work.  I love the details and how everything just pops.

Remarkable job!
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Passin Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
Impressive
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PhelanDavion Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful style, I enjoyed your pictures. Nod 
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blubaloooo Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
I'm hoplessy in love with your art... you're amazing!!
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msdefectivetoaster Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So sweet.  You captured so much emotion.  Good job!
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PrincessMaryAlice Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful 😍😍💝💝
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WorldSASUO3O Featured By Owner Edited Sep 24, 2014  Student General Artist
in the news recently it said they found his body under a parking lot....
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nami64 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
no, the body of Richard III in fact :)
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WorldSASUO3O Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Student General Artist
oh my bad~, they look kinda similar when I googled it LOL
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TheHolyTudor Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
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Beautiful. I love it!
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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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SinisterSugar 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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nami64 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
it sounds so good! oh my... look, if you want to publish it one day, i could make a cover for your book :)
and if, one day you want to show me some of your work, i would be delighted!
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GeorgiaBishopArt Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I think that you will be one of my Beta testers! I need them as many of the people I know hate history novels (I really can't think why!) I would love you to do the cover for me. That would be amazing! I think that I have just about finished the prologue. Just going through it during the new year when I have time. I'll send it too you if my perfectionist brain thinks It's ok....
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nami64 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
*I AM EXCITED NOW* :D
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yf19-sama Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
That's why artists have responsibility to be truth holders in some situations. You have no idea how mush lies we have been feed everywhere starting from childwood.
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ShayBoBay Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
what book would you recommend if i wanted to read about them?
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nami64 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
there is no specific book about just them as a couple but more biographies about them separately. i would recommand for Heny "Henry VII: The Winter King" and for Lizzie "Elizabeth of York" by Alison Weir :)
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FunnyChuckie Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed. Alison Wier is the best historian writer when it comes to this Era:D 
I'll check the other book.who wrote it?
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nami64 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
Thomas Penn, a historian as well
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FunnyChuckie Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I'll look into it! It's nice to meet a fellow history-fan:)
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X-GutterKitty-X Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Beautiful!
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Arinise Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
Ohh me too, I adore them~
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FezthePalindrome Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Student General Artist
This is such a fantastic piece! I love the tenderness displayed. 

And you know if you like historical pairings, you should really look at Edward I of England and his first wife Eleanor of Castille. 
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The-Mysterious-J Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why do you always choose couples where one dies way too early?Dead (RIP)
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BelleIllumina Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Their love is a rare treasure and that it survived and flourished is even more.
Lovely. Lovely. I am not one of really detailed history but you've always drawn me in... Wonderful.

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TijonWolfsMajestys Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I'm reading the comments and i have got to read up on whats fact and whats not with these couples. I knew the show the White Queen wasn't historical fact when it said it was based off a novel (the show pissed me off outrageously so i didn't finish it), and, though i do remember us breezing over Henry and Elizabeth in history class, that was all we did - breeze over it. But to hear you talk so much about it (and so passionately) makes me want to explore it far more.
And i know im missing it somewhere but i cant figure it out so, what does OTP stand for?
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nami64 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
thank you! i am maybe a little bit too enthusiasm when it's about these two, but they do deserve more attention. Henry is the founder of the Tudor dynasty, he brought peace to england after years of wars but no once cares about him (and Elizabeth): his son and his wives have more spotlight, same with his grand daughter, ELizabeth I... so yes, i am passionate by theme :)
and OTP is for One True Pairing
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lylyn19937 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
C'est tellement magnifique...Tant d'émotions dans cette oeuvre...Bravo.
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Yukari888 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional Filmographer
You should watch The White Queen. I love you for making this.
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nami64 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
i watched it (so ANGRY BY THIS STUPID IDEA OF RICHARD/LIZZIE BEING LOVERS) but it was still entertaining. and big disapointement to not have at least one scene with Henry/Lizzie :(
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Flamestar00 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Student General Artist
You really feel like yelling, "GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT"' at the TV when thinking about the white queen. I <3 the picture. Well done!
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Yukari888 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I know what you mean. I wasn't fond of that idea either. I think that was propaganda at the time just to make Richard look bad. I really liked Anne and Richard together. I research a lot of history and they were a very loving couple. Elizabeth and Henry were the same way. I was disappointed in the ending, because I'd waited the WHOLE series to see Elizabeth and Henry meet. We never saw any of that. I wish there had been more on Elizabeth and Henry too. I really like reading about those two. I found this blog about Elizabeth. I've read that, that supposed love letter from Elizabeth to Richard is fake.

I'm going to quote something I've read about Henry & Elizabeth:

"Elizabeth became pregnant once more, and in the last months of this, went for her confinement period to the Tower of London. On 2 February 1503, Elizabeth gave birth to a girl named Katherine, but the child died a few days afterwards. Succumbing to a post partum infection, Elizabeth died on 11 February, her 37th birthday. Her husband appeared to sincerely mourn her death; according to one account, he 'privily departed to a solitary place and would no man should resort unto him.'"

 
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nami64 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
this letter is something that just one person saw, nothing else. these rumors are stupid: Richard planned to marry a princess in Portugal and planned a union as well between Elizabeth and a prince in Portugal. and it would had been a complete disaster politicaly speaking! Elizabeth loved Henry, she wrote a love poem about him, she looked after him when their son died and his physical collapse after her death speaks a lot about his love for her.
i am just mad at Philippa Gregory and now, thousand of people are going to think that all this bullshit is historical accurate when IT WASN'T!!
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Yukari888 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Here's some more info for you on Henry & Elizabeth (here's the full article):

"A dreadful plague broke out in England after this event, when Henry VII, fearing lest the queen should be among its victims, took her out of the country, in May, to Calais for more than a month. She entertained the archduke Philip of Austria most royally while she remained at Calais. A marriage between her beautiful little daughter Mary, and Charles, afterwards the great emperor Charles V, was agreed upon at this time, and the marriage-treaty between Arthur prince of Wales and the youngest daughter of Spain, Katharine of Arragon, was concluded. The following January the queen presided at the betrothment of her eldest daughter Margaret with James IV of Scotland, performed in her palace and chapel of Shene, and publicly celebrated and announced at St. Paul's cathedral.

Henry and Elizabeth were at Greenwich palace when the news arrived of their heavy loss. The king's confessor was deputed by the privy council to break the sad news to him. Before his usual time the priest knocked at the king's chamber-door, and when admitted he requested all present to quit the room, saying in Latin, as he approached, "If we receive good from the hand of God, shall we not patiently sustain the ill he sends us?"—"He then showed his grace that his dear son Arthur was departed to God. When the king understood those sorrowful heavy tidings, he sent for the queen, saying, 'that he and his wife would take their painful sorrow together.' After she was come and saw the king her lord in his deep grief, she with pious words besought him that he would, after God, consider the weal of his own noble person, of his realm, and of her. 'And,' added the queen, 'remember that my lady, your mother, had never no more children but you only, yet God by his grace has ever preserved you, and brought you where you are now. Over and above, God has left you yet a fair prince and two fair princesses, and God is still where he was, and we are both young enough. As your grace's wisdom is renowned all over Christendom, you must now give proof of it by the manner of taking this misfortune.'" In August, 1502, Elizabeth made a progress towards the borders of Wales, to visit and offer at Arthur's tomb. Her accounts at this time show tender remembrances of her family; she clothed an old woman who had been nurse to her brother, Edward V, and rewarded a man who had shown hospitable attention to her uncle Earl Rivers, in his distress at Pontefract, just before his execution."
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Yukari888 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I'm with you on that. I completely agree. You know, sadly I think Richard AND Elizabeth were both misrepresented. It frustrates me that they portrayed them that way in the show. I was SO disappointed when I didn't get to see Elizabeth and Henry meet. I was looking forward to that the whole show and then they ended with her riding off. I was like NOOOOO!!!!

Well, at least you'll know the truth. I wouldn't worry what others believe. People have always thought ill of Richard III and a lot of it was political propaganda to make him look bad. I like finding little things on Elizabeth and Henry when it comes to their relationship. They say Elizabeth was like the Princess Diana of her time.

I've done some historical drawings of lovers as well, one of the ones I admire a lot is Hephaestion and Alexander the Great.
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nami64 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
YES! i wanted a scene with Henry and Elizabeth so much but... no (INSTEAD WE HAD A SEX SCENE BETWEEN LIZZIE AND RICHARD!!! WOOOOW GREAT HISTORICAL ACCURACY *sarcasm*)
i heard that they want to make a season 2 with an adaptation of 'the WHite Princess' and i don't want that because this book is awfull and treats their relationship with just more bullshit: Henry being a serial rapist, having mistresses, and Lizzie crying over Richard and being an awfull mother... SERIOUSLY?!! i just want to burn every copy of TWP

i am just surper over protective when it's about my histprical OTPS :(
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Yukari888 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I know!! There should have AT LEAST been a meeting between the two, because that would have been amazing. I mean, the whole thing that excited me about the show was that meeting. I mean, it symbolizes the whole show of the white and red roses uniting and the end of the war of the roses. I've been thinking about reading a book on Elizabeth, because I want to know more about her. Hers and Henry's relationship is one of the more interesting in history and we hardly hear anything about them. It's very hard to find information on them too.

That bothered me in SO many ways!! One, because of Lizzie & Henry's love, but also because I've heard a lot about how much Richard & Anne loved each other. He was devastated when she died. They always talk about how loving the two were. I think it's a bit tragic sometimes with the rumors and how things ended for Richard & Anne. I love Lizzie & Henry. They had PERFECT actors for them and we NEVER see them together... UGH. Can they do another mini-series about Henry & Lizzie now? lol. 

OMG. SERIOUSLY?! *sigh* I hope they don't make it if THAT'S what it's about. All I've ever heard a nice things about them. 

What are all your historical OTPS? I completely understand fyi. I get like that too. It's different, because these weren't fictional characters. These were real people and when you put something out there, people are going to think this about this person. 








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Sketchqueen123 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013

I love this! It's really good. I like Henry for not being a typical man of the time, as you said, a caring husband and father. (Think Henry VIII, complete opposite!)

:D (Big Grin) :) (Smile) =P (Razz) Wink/Razz :) (Smile)  

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StarTheWolfPuppy Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

i'm reading The White Princess about them at the moment

 

so far, they hate eachover and there's rape, spite, anger and all that jazz!

 

I'm glad to no that they should have some romance later on!

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nami64 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
this book is full of bullshit!! don't believe what is writing inside: Henry never had mistress, never raped Elizabeth and he almost died of grief when she died!!
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StarTheWolfPuppy Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
....um...I haven't finished it, so that kind of spoiled it....
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