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 […]

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 […]

The Battle of Bosworth 1485 Part 1 – The Wars of the Roses

| August 22, 2010

The Battle of Bosworth 1485 Part 1 – The Wars of the Roses

On this day in history, the 22nd August 1485, the Battle of Bosworth (or Battle of Bosworth Field) took place in Leicestershire, England. The battle took place during the Wars of the Roses, a civil war between the Houses of York and Lancaster, and is famous for being the battle which gave birth to the […]