18 January – Henry VII and Elizabeth of York get married and Henry VIII dresses up

| January 18, 2022

18 January – Henry VII and Elizabeth of York get married and Henry VIII dresses up

On this day in Tudor history, 18th January 1486, twenty-nine year-old King Henry VII married twenty year-old Elizabeth of York at Westminster Abbey. This was over two years after he had vowed to marry her and nearly 5 months after his victory at the Battle of Bosworth Field. Why did Henry VII delay in marrying […]

18 January 1486 – The wedding of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York

| January 18, 2018

18 January 1486 – The wedding of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York

On this day in history, twenty-nine-year-old King Henry VII, who’d been king since his victory at the Battle of Bosworth on 22nd August 1485, married twenty-year-old Elizabeth of York, daughter and eldest child of King Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville. The service was conducted by Thomas Bourchier, Archbishop of Canterbury, at Westminster Abbey. Over two […]

18 January 1486 – Henry VII marries Elizabeth of York at Westminster Abbey

| January 18, 2016

18 January 1486 – Henry VII marries Elizabeth of York at Westminster Abbey

On 18th January 1486, just under five months after his victory at the Battle of Bosworth, twenty-nine year-old King Henry VII married twenty year-old Elizabeth of York, daughter and eldest child of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville, at Westminster Abbey. The service was conducted by Thomas Bourchier, Archbishop of Canterbury. Henry had been crowned on […]

The Marriage of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York by Amy Licence, and Giveaway

| May 7, 2014

The Marriage of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York by Amy Licence, and Giveaway

Today we welcome author and historian Amy Licence to The Anne Boleyn Files as part of her virtual book tour. Amy has kindly shared an extract from her book Elizabeth of York: The Forgotten Tudor Queen (taken from the chapter ‘A Royal Wedding, 1485-1486’)… Predictably, early Tudor chroniclers were full of blessings for the match. […]

18 January 1486 – The Wedding of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York

| January 18, 2014

18 January 1486 – The Wedding of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York

On this day in history, 18th January 1486, the founding member of the Tudor dynasty, King Henry VII, married Elizabeth of York, daughter of the late Edward IV, at Westminster Abbey. The service was conducted by Thomas Bourchier, Archbishop of Canterbury. Sadly, we don’t have any contemporary accounts of the wedding ceremony or celebrations, but […]

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

| January 18, 2013

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

On this day in history, 18th January 1486, King Henry VII united the Houses of Lancaster and York by marrying Elizabeth of York, daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville. In “The Crowland Chronicle Continuations: 1459-1486”, there is the following record of the marriage: “…after the victory of the said king Henry the Seventh, and […]