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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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WorldSASUO3O Featured By Owner Edited 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
in the news recently it said they found his body under a parking lot....
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nami64 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
no, the body of Richard III in fact :)
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WorldSASUO3O Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist 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  New member
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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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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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