18 January 1486 – Marriage of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York

| January 18, 2012

18 January 1486 – Marriage of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York

On the 18th January 1486 Henry VII married Elizabeth of York, uniting the Houses of Lancaster and York and establishing a new royal house: The House of Tudor. Henry Tudor had become King on the 22nd August 1485 when he defeated Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth. He was crowned King on the 30th […]

Three Birthdays: Elizabeth, Claire and Natalie

| February 11, 2011

Three Birthdays: Elizabeth, Claire and Natalie

Today, at The Anne Boleyn Files, we celebrate the birthdays of three very special women:- Elizabeth of York Natalie Dormer Claire Ridgway Elizabeth of York Elizabeth of York, daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville, wife of Henry VII and mother of Henry VIII, was born on this day in 1466. Unfortunately, she also died […]

Henry VII Marries Elizabeth of York

| January 18, 2011

Henry VII Marries Elizabeth of York

On this day in history, 18th January 1486, King Henry VII married Elizabeth of York. The bridegroom was 29 years old and the bride was nearly 20 and they were, as David Starkey describes them, “a striking couple”1. Elizabeth of York “was one of the beauties of her age” with her classic English Rose looks […]

Happy Birthday and RIP Elizabeth of York

| February 11, 2010

Happy Birthday and RIP Elizabeth of York

Not nice to die on your birthday, eh? Well, that’s what happened to Elizabeth of York, Queen Consort of England! Elizabeth of York, wife of Henry VII and mother of Henry VIII was born on this day in history, 11th February 1466, and died on this day in history, 11th February 1503, aged 37. Here […]