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|Henry the 7TH
Written by Carolyn
(8/23/2004 8:12 a.m.)
that Monster of Iniquity & Avarice Henry the 7th!
This monarch soon after his accension married the Princess Elizabeth of York, by which alliance he plainly proved that he thought his own right inferior to hers, tho' he pretended to the contrary.
Elizabeth was one of the few remaining Yorkists that hadn't been taken care of in one way or another, so the new king, Henry VII, took the fair lady to be his Queen.
Along the lines of "Having now a good house and very sufficient income, he intended to marry; and in seeking a reconciliation with the [York] family he had a wife in view, as he meant to chuse one of the daughters, if he found them as handsome and amiable as they were represented by common report. This was his plan of amends -- of atonement -- for inheriting their father's estate; and he thought it an excellent one, full of eligibility and suitableness, and excessively generous and disinterested on his own part."
Portrait of Elizabeth
Their marriage symbolically brought an end to the Wars of the Roses and was responsible for the creation of the Tudor Rose- the joining of the white rose of York and the red rose of Lancaster.
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