because GUESS WHAT? i have plenty of historical OTP and this one is just so beautifull:
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
[[I LOVE THESE TWO SO MUCH omg]]
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