Today in 1486, less than a year after he won the crown at Bosworth, the first Tudor monarch Henry VII married Elizabeth of York, heiress to England’s Plantagenet family and daughter of Edward IV. While it was originally a political match, Henry and Elizabeth fell deeply in love, and their marriage joined the Houses of Lancaster and York, effectively ending the Wars of the Roses.
To mark the occasion, I thought I would share this for Documentary Sunday. What we have below is the story of Henry Tudor, the exile who would later become King of England despite his shaky pedigree. It is a tale of intrigue, love, rebellion, madness, and murder as well as the reason I love the era so much. Enjoy, all!