Get to Know Me Meme || (1/7) royal pairings: Henry Tudor and Elizabeth of York

The marriage between the Tudor King Henry VII and his Yorkist bride Elizabeth in 1486 unified the warring houses of Lancaster and York and started a new dynasty: The Tudors. Albeit a political pairing, the couple fell deeply in love and the marriage turned out to be very successful, producing seven children - four of which survived past childhood. In 1503, Elizabeth died in childbirth leaving Henry devastated. He never remarried and was buried beside of Elizabeth upon his death in 1509.

"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, 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, The Winter King.






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