For the first two weeks after his arrival in London, the King was staying near Coldharbour at Baynard’s Castle, prior to removing to his mother’s palace at Woking, Surrey, and that would have facilitated the couple [Henry and Elizabeth] meeting in private, affording them the opportunity to get to know each other. After that, an understanding grew between them, and —on Elizabeth’s side at least— affection blossomed. In January, Lord Stanley would state that he had “heard the King and [the] lady often and at divers times treating and communing of, and about, a marriage to be contracted between them.” By the following January, according to the testimony of Lord Stanley, Elizabeth had come to feel “great and intimate love and cordial affection” for Henry, so the couple must have seen each other reasonably often. During the Michaelmas term of 1485, the King arranged for his Great Wardrobe to supply the princess with ten yards of crimson velvet and six yards of russet damask, priced at £20.4s. [£9,880], and sixty-four timbers of ermine costing £54.2s. [£26,450], supplied by Gerard Venmar and Hildebrand Vannonhaw furriers.
(…) Henry’s motives in marrying Elizabeth seem to have been largely political. But there was more to it than that, on both sides. Lord Stanley, under oath, was to tell the papal legate “that the aforesaid lady has not been captured nor compelled, but of great and intimate love and cordial affection desires to contract marriage with the said King, to the knowledge of this sworn [witness], as he says in virtue of his oath.” Stanley knew Elizabeth well, so his testimony is good evidence that her heart was involved as well as her ambitions; this being so, it is easier to understand her future relations with Henry. Loving him, she was all the more prepared to mold herself to what he wanted her to be, especially now that her hopes of a crown were to be fulfilled. Sir Richard Edgecombe and Sir William Tyler were also emphatic that Elizabeth had not been “ravished,” or captured, as the word meant then. Nottingham’s testimony to “the singular love” Henry bore Elizabeth is corroborated by Bernard André’s statement that, even before being petitioned by Parliament, the King “had come to know [Elizabeth’s] purity, faith, and goodness,” and “God [had] inclined his heart to love the girl.”
—  Elizabeth of York, Alison Weir
Closer RP

>you sit down next to a tree and sigh. you’re a little frustrated, how are you and venmar supposed to find this girl? you have no idea where she could be at you have no idea what her name is and all you have is an old description of her. god you have to idea where to start looking.

>maybe you can ask taylor maybe he’s seen her before, you doubt it though he barely leaves his hive so theres no way he could have seen her.

god damn it…