After so many unfortunate occurrences, no one can blame the king for not making the best decisions. The English court was used to seeing Henry as a strict and powerful king, but now all of that was gone. His personal grief affected the whole country.
He signed a “Treaty of Perpetual Peace” that forced him to end his war with the Scots in a shameful manner. Everyone was hoping he’d get back to normal soon so that he could continue ruling the way he should.
The Tower of Fate
There is something grim about the fact that Elizabeth took her last breath in the same place her brother was last seen in. Some would say it's just a coincidence, but to others, it's clear that it is fate that reunited the family.
Centuries after Elizabeth's demise, while digging in the Tower, bones were found. Many believe this is the final proof that Richard III sealed her brother's fate in the worst way possible in that tower.
The King Is Broken
Historians claim that the King has never recovered from the Queen's death. While he was cold to her first, he grew to deeply love and appreciate her, and now she was gone for good.
One clear proof that Henry never got over Elizabeth is his refusal to take a new wife after her death, which was a common practice at the time, and would have helped maintain his political power.
A Second Wife?
With continued pressure to take a second wife, the King found himself between a rock and a hard place. Elizabeth of York wasn't the kind of women someone could just forget about. And Henry did not want anyone else.
He did agree to try and look for another wife, but just because he knew it would help him, politically, to make a new union. But whenever he described the lady of his dreams, he described Elizabeth, and his advisors couldn't find anyone quite like her.
Catherine Strikes Back
Catherine of Aragon was the girl who married prince Arthur. Now, only a few years later, she was a widow. And so was the King. Despite claiming he will not take any wife after Elizabeth, Henry VII actually thought about marrying his own daughter-in-law.
He was 40 years older than her, at the time. Luckily for everyone involved, he ended up deciding on a different plan.