Henry VII and Elizabeth of York
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.
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 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 )
they were so much in love! THEY DESERVE A PROPER BOOK
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!
and if, one day you want to show me some of your work, i would be delighted!
And i know im missing it somewhere but i cant figure it out so, what does OTP stand for?
and OTP is for One True Pairing
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.'"
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!!
"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."
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.
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
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!)
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!