Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Marriage of Henry Tudor

One Step Nearer to a Royal Flush

The penultimate battle of the Wars of the Roses had ended with the death of Richard III at Bosworth. Henry of Richmond was England's new king, but Henry would have to fight one more major battle to rid himself of the mighty Plantagenet dynasty. One way to secure his claim to the throne of England would be to marry into his rival's family.

​On the 18th of January 1486, Henry did just that. 

Elizabeth of York, as the eldest daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville, and whose two younger brothers had disappeared, would be a sparkling jewel in Henry's brand new crown. 

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