A couple that doesn’t get nearly as much love as they should, Henry VII and Elizabeth of York.
This is should be considered there “Wedding Doll”.
They wedded on January 18th 1486, roughly 4 months after Henry had defeated Richard III and claimed the throne of England.
While many are under the impression that the delay to marriage implies Henry did not want to marry Elizabeth they could not be further from the truth. Henry had to set several things in motion before the marriage could take place, his own coronation, to prove he was King in his own right. He also had to wait for his Parliament to declare Elizabeth and all her siblings legitimate in order to marry her. And finally Henry had to wait for a dispensation from the Pope to arrive in order to make there marriage legal.
A special dispensation was received in January and Henry married her almost immediately after it arrived, a finally and full dispensation was later sent by March of 1486.
Although Henry and Elizabeth’s first child Prince Arthur suspiciously a few weeks early from what should have been his due date. This could potentially mean that Elizabeth and Henry’s sexual relationship began in December of 1485. It could also mean that Arthur was premature as well.
Even though this union was about physically join the Houses of York and Lancaster together it also seemed to be a love match as well. Henry VII is one of the rare kings in history who never takes a mistress, seemed utterly distraught at Elizabeth’s death in 1503. Elizabeth as well seems to be deeply devoted to her husband and there are even love poems written which are rumored to be hers.
This doll set was requested by lizzie278