"Though founded on pragmatism, Henry and Elizabeth’s marriage had nevertheless blossomed throughout the uncertainty and upheaval of the previous eighteen years. This was a marriage of ‘faithful love’, of mutual attraction, affection and respect, from which the king seems to have drawn great strength -indeed, it was the kind of marriage that their second son, Prince Henry [future Henry VIII] would spend his whole life trying to find. With Elizabeth’s burial, the lights went out all over Henry VII’s court. The reign was plunged into crisis. Henry, shattered, would never be the same again.”
— Thomas Penn, Henry VII - The Winter King.
"The King remained in seclusion at Richmond for six weeks after the funeral, prostrate with grief and so ill with quinsy—a complication of tonsillitis that can cause breathing difficulties—that it was said he was near death. He was unable to swallow and could barely open his mouth. His mother came to nurse him, bringing sweet wine and ordering physic for him. It seems that the loss of Elizabeth […] impacted badly on Henry; as for the remaining six years of his life, his health steadily declined. By 1504 he had become “a weak man and sickly, not likely to be no long-lived man.”
— Alison Weir, Elizabeth of York: a Tudor Queen and her world.
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someone suggested this idea in my askbox and i HAD to draw it ;)
Flower girls series by Stasia Burrington
(psst i am open for sketch commissions)
"through the mothers’ hair, their children are born"
"Blood of the Dragon" for Ltd. Gallery’s upcoming exhibit based on George R. R. Martin’s novels. If you’re in Seattle I highly recommend stopping by and checking it out! http://www.ltdartgallery.com/