On the 18th of January 1486, Henry did just that.
Was Henry's marriage to Elizabeth the consolidating event history leads us to believe, the joining of two warring families to make an united one for the benefit of a nation or was it purely for his own benefit? No, Henry was not playing happy families, he was playing poker, and marrying Elizabeth would put him one step nearer to a Royal Flush.
The union of Henry Tudor to Elizabeth of York was a dynastic marriage, and Henry would not be the first or the last to use such an opportunity, but there were a few issues Henry had to deal with before the marriage could take place, one was Titulus Regius, there was also dispensations to be gained as Henry and Elizabeth were related in the double fourth degree of consanguinity, that is, they were both related to John of Gaunt.
Three dispensations would be issued in total, the first was received at the beginning of 1484, the second two days before the wedding. Henry did not wait for the third to arrive, by the 2nd March Elizabeth was already pregnant.
The Tudor family tree had finally secured its roots.