West Side Story would have ended reaaaally differently

My post today isn't even vaguely about the Victorian era, but I saw this on Monarchy (season 2, episode 1, "The Crown Imperial") and it made me laugh out loud. It's about Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville, the fifteenth century monarch and consort who were the heads of the York faction in the War of the Roses, and also the parents of the two princes who died in the Tower.

"Edward first met her when she petitioned him about her late husband's estate. Edward immediately propositioned her, but Elizabeth defended herself, it's said, with a knife. Edward, as seems then to have been his habit when women resisted his advances, offered her marriage".

And they got married.

We need more knife fights that turn into marriage proposals. The world would be a happier place.

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