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"Though founded on pragmatism, Henry and Elizabeth’s marriage had nevertheless blossomed throughout the uncertainty and upheaval of the previous eighteen years. This was a marriage of ‘faithful love’, of mutual attraction, affection and respect, from which the king seems to have drawn great strength -indeed, it was the kind of marriage that their second son, Prince Henry [future Henry VIII] would spend his whole life trying to find. With Elizabeth’s burial, the lights went out all over Henry VII’s court. The reign was plunged into crisis. Henry, shattered, would never be the same again."

                               - Thomas Penn, Henry VII - The Winter King.


"The King remained in seclusion at Richmond for six weeks after the funeral, prostrate with grief and so ill with quinsy—a complication of tonsillitis that can cause breathing difficulties—that it was said he was near death. He was unable to swallow and could barely open his mouth. His mother came to nurse him, bringing sweet wine and ordering physic for him. It seems that the loss of Elizabeth [...] impacted badly on Henry; as for the remaining six years of his life, his health steadily declined. By 1504 he had become “a weak man and sickly, not likely to be no long-lived man."

                               - Alison Weir, Elizabeth of York: a Tudor Queen and her world.




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Henry Tudor and Elizabeth of York
because if you want to read about a great relationship, read books about these two, and by 'books' i mean REAL books by REAL historians! the two books i quote are great :)


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so indeed, this drawing shares a lot of similarities with my "her wake" about Thomas and Martha. what can i say? i love to draw widowers being total wreck without their love. *oops* ANYWAY, here something with Henry and Elizabeth. I used her 'official' portrait as reference... i hope you like it. It took me an entire week to finish.

media: piece of paper, pencil, hands, photoshop


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TFfan234 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015
He was definitely devastated by her death and here is an interesting bit, apparently when he made a half hearted short lived attempt to remarry he sent his ambassadors with a description of what he wanted in a wife and they apparently matched the description of Elizabeth.

Love your art work on the two.
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:iconnami64:
nami64 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015
i knooooooooow! AH i love these two :)
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ale6rbd Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
~What we have been through,
only we know.
Now that I have lost my dearest,
I am close to what I feared most,
close to crumbling
and living lifeless.
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seremela05 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
very interesting. I've been looking for GOOD books like these to look into. thanks for the suggestion and wonderful work as always dear! 
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:iconnami64:
nami64 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
thank you :)
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seremela05 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome :) 
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Ananomouse Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
wow.  Can we have more of these two?
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suninthedark Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So powerfull... Great work, dear! I love your historical love drawings! Keep the good and inspirational work :hug:
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:iconbzibzianka:
Bzibzianka Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
I love how your art makes historical figures so human and allows us to identify with them :heart:
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thegirlfromindonesia Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
despite the tragic theme, this is really beautiful! Those books sounds really interesting, too.
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SilentSamurai96 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
although I hate the tudor dynasty i really like this concept
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emalee86 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You art is always so tragic. :tears: :rose: but I love it so much! :faint: I think I look forward to your deviations more any of the others I watch. :happybounce: 
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Londonroze Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist
This is beautiful I especially love Elizabeth's eyes and how you used an actual portrait for Elizabeth  the gold hue of her hair which her son inherited ,and your use of lighting which is very effective. I'm thinking of reading the Alison Weir book about Elizabeth of York is it any good? 
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nami64 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Alison Weir's book is very good. there are some parts boring because they are list of items she bought or the size of the rooms in a palace but expect that, it's very intersting and shows us the unique relationship between her and Henry :)
and thank you for your compliments!
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SakuraBleached19 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Oooooohhhhh O_O!!
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eternalkikyofan Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This was fantastic. I'm in the midst of writing a historical fiction on Henry VII, and Elizabeth just passed away in the story...
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nami64 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
ooohhh i so want to read! i just love how devastated he was after her death (so in love it hurts) ;)
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eternalkikyofan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
In my story, she died with him at her side, holding her hand. It was sad.
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:iconnami64:
nami64 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
tell me when you will post it!! :)
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:iconeternalkikyofan:
eternalkikyofan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It might be some time as it's a full-length novel I'm working on, but I am taking a bit of a liberty in it...because although I agree that Henry VII loved Elizabeth, after her death, there was a rumour going round that he intended to marry Katherine of Aragon, and that's what the story mainly deals with.
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nami64 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
if you follow this, i hope you will follow what is the most probable according to the personality of Henry: just for political purpose and probably for money since he already paid the dowry. nothing romantical at all or even sexual.
i just hated what Philippa Gregory wrote, turning Henry into a lecher wanting Katherine only for her ass, which is completely stupid and insulting.
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eternalkikyofan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I didn't like the way that was written either. Though in my story I did make Katherine more attracted to Henry. I wanted Henry to be a likeable character in the story so, instead of him being a lech, he genuinely cares for Katherine, but at the same time, the opportunities to show his politics and money schemes were too good to miss so that's also one of his motives for wanting to marry her. In every other respect, his character does follow the idea of what Henry would have been like. Henry VII was one of the greatest political schemers of his day, and I say that in the nicest sense possible.
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nami64 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
as long as he doesn't love her in a romantic way, i can understand.
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Ravengirl1 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
so powerful ;-;
this is so good :heart:
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Flamestar00 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student General Artist
*crawls under a rock* SO SAD. Although I have to say Henry turned really nasty after she died....
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:iconnami64:
nami64 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
oh yes! his character degradated a lot without her. she had probably a kind of soothing effect on his mood. and... well she was very popular, so without her, he probably became very paranoiac
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Flamestar00 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Probably? 
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:iconnami64:
nami64 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
yeah i should have said 'more paranoiac' instead XD
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:iconflamestar00:
Flamestar00 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student General Artist
How did you draw this without crying an soaking the page? That was my reaction xD
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:iconnami64:
nami64 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
i cried when i had the idea.
whyle drawing, i was insulting my hands XD
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:iconflamestar00:
Flamestar00 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Good
(lol)

But at least you did a good job of it!
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:iconflamestar00:
Flamestar00 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student General Artist
*Extremely paranoiac....
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kittehpics Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Fascinating - lovely art, and thank you for including those quotations. I've always been a Richard III fan and thus never really read much about Henry VII. It's good to read about him in this context.

And quinsy, ugh, that's a scary horrible thing to have.
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:iconnami64:
nami64 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
i like Henry a lot but Richard is a fascinating character as well. they were both just human beings so with qualities but yes, big BIG flaws ;)
and thank you very much!
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deevii Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
Hi nami, love your work, we share the same obsession :). I follow you on tumblr too, your blog is beautiful! I look at it when I look at something pretty!
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:iconnami64:
nami64 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
oh thank you very much :) you are on tumblr? what is your blog? i am just curious lol
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deevii Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Don't have a blog yet, just browsing other people's! :) I'm "cingupearl".
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mayaegyptkezi Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
i love your art work!!! you bring my love of historical couples to life! Have you ever tried williwm the conqueror and Matilda? He was definitely a grieving widower. And now i have to read those books, thanks for the info!
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Sketchqueen123 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
I love this so much!!! It's wonderful! Elizabeth of York and Henry VII are my favourite people right now! I love them :) I must read the book on Henry. :)
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:iconnami64:
nami64 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
and the book on ELizabeth as well :) i love them both as well. THANK YOU for your comment!
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Sketchqueen123 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
hehe yes I mustn't forget Lizzie. No problem :) :)
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Shura-Kinasekawa Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
Too sad, too excellent
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SketerTheSkater Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
I LOVE THOSE BOOKS
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unicornomics Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014   General Artist
Very beautiful
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TheMoorMaiden Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is gorgeous. :heart:
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Micokblaster213 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice!
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tbonegirl28 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
 *sniffle* thats so sad and beautiful… I think you've captured those two passages wonderfully in your piece. I love your art. You really know how to capture emotions. 
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:iconnami64:
nami64 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
merci :)
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Polyne55 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
There are no words to express my feeling... 
just : Great work ! 

Même en français, je reste sans voix ^^ ! Quelle claque ! =)
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nami64 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
ben merci beaucoup :)
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