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Elizabeth of York: a Tudor of uncommon talent

Elizabeth of York: a Tudor of uncommon talent

Elizabeth of York ended up being the daughter that is eldest associated with Yorkist master Edward IV, sibling for the princes into the Tower, and niece of Richard III. Her wedding to Henry VII had been hugely popular, for the union of this white flower of York while the red flower of Lancaster had been viewed as bringing comfort after several years of dynastic war. She might n’t have looked for the spotlight just as much as several of her contemporaries, but Henry VIII’s mother had been a Tudor of unusual skill, says Alison Weir

The Vaux Passional, in the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth, there is an illumination showing the presentation of a book to Henry VII, the first Tudor monarch in a richly illuminated manuscript. Behind the throne is seen a clear bed that is black-draped and kneeling beside it’s a child in a green tunic, his red-haired mind hidden in his hands.

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