|Henry Tudor lands at Milford Haven|
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Henry was begging God to bless his cause, but what was Elizabeth thinking? She, along with several sisters and cousins, had been sent to safety in the north with little idea that they had seen Richard for the last time. Did Elizabeth plot against her uncle and welcome Henry with open arms? Or did she support her uncle, trusting him as her father always had despite some of the actions he had taken?
Who Elizabeth was cheering for, or more likely praying for, in August of 1485, we cannot know. She kept her innermost thoughts deeply hidden, as any good princess would. What we do know is that when Henry proved victorious, she was a devoted wife to him. Exploring their relationship and the effects of the turbulent times that this royal couple lived through has been a joy.
For more information on Henry landing with his troops, see this Henry Tudor Society post.