Flashcards in Marriage to Elizabeth of York Deck (6)
Why was it beneficial in terms of Yorkists and Lancastrians?
United them, only militant Yorkists did not accept it
Who was their first child?
Arthur - male heir to throne
Why was Eilzabeth of York a good choice in terms of her background and family?
land + money
sister of Princes in tower - sort of vindication for princes that their sister = queen
Most of her family = dead, just a few younger sisters
Why is this a positive match in terms on Elizabeth's personality?
likeable, not scheming, not overly ambitious, good nature, docile - fits stereotype of how a queen should be
What was positive about the marriage in terms of Elizabeth's age?
18/19 - perfect age to be able to have lots of children - likelihood of producing heir = high