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I even created some quite hilarious memes to that effect. Henry VII loosely claimed the throne through his mother, Margaret Beaufort and .. of the relationship between Elizabeth of York and her legendary mother-in-law, Margaret Beaufort. Posted By Claire on January 18, On the 18th January Henry VII married Elizabeth of York, uniting the Houses of Lancaster and York and. This ancient, much-repaired but beautifully crafted bed frame discovered at auction in Chester in is an exceptional national treasure that will.
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Her third sponsor was her cousin Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick. Inhowever, Louis XI reneged on his promise. At age 11, she was named a Lady of the Garter inalong with her mother and her paternal aunt Elizabeth of York, Duchess of Suffolk. Sister of the king[ edit ] On 9 AprilElizabeth's father, King Edward IV, unexpectedly died and her younger brother, Edward Vascended to the throne; her uncle, Richard, Duke of Gloucesterwas appointed regent and protector of his nephews.
He intercepted Edward V while the latter was travelling from Ludlowwhere he had been living as Prince of Wales, to London to be crowned king. Edward V was placed in the royal residence of the Tower of Londonostensibly for his protection. Elizabeth Woodville fled with her younger son Richard and her daughters, taking sanctuary in Westminster Abbey. Gloucester asked Archbishop Bourchier to take Richard with him, so the boy could reside in the Tower and keep his brother Edward company.
Elizabeth Woodville, under duress, eventually agreed. Two months later, on 22 JuneEdward IV's marriage was declared invalid.
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This measure legally bastardised the children of Edward IV, made them ineligible for the succession, and declared Gloucester the rightful king, with the right of succession reverting to children of George, 1st Duke of Clarenceanother late brother of Gloucester, who had been attainted in Rumours began to spread that they had been murdered, and these appear to have been increasingly widely credited, even though some undoubtedly emanated from overseas.
Although Henry Tudor was descended from King Edward III his claim to the throne was weak, owing to an act of parliament passed during the reign of Richard II in the s, that barred accession to the throne to any heirs of the legitimised offspring of Henry's great-great grandparents, John of Gaunt and Katherine Swynford.
Whether such an unprecedented act had force of law is, however, disputed. Whatever the merits of Henry's claim, his mother and Elizabeth Woodville agreed he should move to claim the throne and, once he had taken it, marry Elizabeth of York to unite the two rival houses.
In Decemberin the cathedral of RennesHenry Tudor swore an oath promising to marry her and began planning an invasion. InElizabeth of York and her sisters left Westminster Abbey and returned to court when Elizabeth Woodville was apparently reconciled with Richard III, which may — or may not — suggest that Elizabeth Woodville believed Richard III to be innocent of any possible role in the murder of her two sons although this is unlikely owing to her involvement in Henry Tudor's failed invasion of October Richard III, despite having the larger army, was betrayed by one of his most powerful retainers, William Stanleyand died in battle.
Elizabeth of York
She holds the white rose of the House of York. As the eldest daughter of Edward IV with no surviving brothers, Elizabeth of York had a strong claim to the throne in her own right, but she did not assume the throne as queen regnant.
Such a precedent would not truly come to England for another 67 years, when her granddaughter, Mary Iacceded to the throne. Though initially slow to keep his promise  Henry VII acknowledged the necessity of marrying Elizabeth of York to ensure the stability of his rule and weaken the claims of other surviving members of the House of Yorkbut he ruled in his own right and claimed the throne by right of conquest and not by his marriage to the heir of the House of York. He had no intention of sharing power.
Their first son, Arthurwas born on 20 September When Henry and Elizabeth had experienced deaths of their children, Elizabeth and Edmund in infancy and Arthur heartbreakingly later, they are known to have found comfort in each other and their faith in God. Fifteen years old, heir to the throne, and recently married, his parents had legendary hopes for the future good King Arthur.
If his birth had been a sign that their marriage was blessed, what did his untimely death portend? While Henry and Elizabeth surely experienced the ups and downs of any marriage, the historical evidence suggests that a true love grew between them.
When Elizabeth died in childbirth on her 37th birthday inHenry was crushed and ordered a lavish funeral.
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It is one of the few public displays that demonstrated the romantic side of Henry VII. I greatly enjoyed delving into the personalities and relationship of this intriguing couple as I performed research for my book, Plantagenet Princess, Tudor Queen: The Story of Elizabeth of York. Elizabeth may have been a quiet and devoted presence, but she skillfully bridged the gap between the Plantagenet and Tudor dynasties, a feat that Henry may not have been capable of successfully handling on his own.
With devotion to her husband, her family, and her faith as a driving force, Elizabeth set aside any future she may have been expecting and took on her role as the first Tudor queen and mother of a new dynasty. Besides three novels, Samantha has written on a variety of topics as freelance work for global websites.
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