why the title?
because these two are Henry VII (Henry Tudor, Lancaster heir, so the 'Red rose' emblem) and Elizabeth of York (York heir, so 'White rose') and with their union as King and Queen of England, they put an end to the War of the Roses.
they are one of my fav historical OTPs and if you are asking why do i 'ship' them, you have to know that historically speaking, despite their union being a political match, they fell in love and had a happy and loving marriage, until Elizabeth died, leaving a Henry completely devastated -as you can read it in the description of my previous drawing for them.
so here a fanart i made quickly -you can see the creepy quality, but i hope you will like anyway
((please do not believe the bullshit written in The White Princess about them, or any other book by Philippa Gregory. i tried to read it for my OTP. i wanted to vomit.))
****!!!!DO NOT REPOST ON TUMBLR!!!!****
I love the rest of Phillipa Gregory's books, but The White Princess was a real disappointment :/
There was what- one romance scene? Henry was portrayed as a complete dick to Elizabeth when he was really a good husband. And also, the thing with the fake Prince Richard was dragged on for ages! it took over the entire book! Then the end was just done in a snap after all that time.
Overall, only around 1/4 of the book was actually based on the relationship of Elizabeth and Henry, and only around 1/8 had any romance. The rest was him being a douche and her getting pissed off at him all because of the Richard situation.
Loved the other White Queen book, but this one was a major meh.
and thank you!
(On that note, I may or may not have put that picture on my phone to show it to one of my (fairly young) professors afore the lecture. She may or may not have squeeled in delight )