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Why was the war between the House of York and the House of Lancaster called the War of the Roses?

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Asked by joyoti sen, 25 Oct '07 04:07 pm
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Morning Ms Sen

The White Rose was the symbol of Yorkist supporters who opposed the rival House of Lancaster, whose symbol was the Red Rose of Lancaster. The opposition of the two parties, symbolised by the red and white roses gave the wars their name - the Wars of the Roses. The Wars of the Roses ended with King Henry VII who started the Tudor dynasty and symbolically united the White and Red Roses to create the Tudor Rose.
Answered by Rittesh Jindall, 26 Oct '07 09:47 am

 
  
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The war of the roses began in May 1455, with the first battle at St. Albans. The last armed battle was at Stokes, in 1487- over 30 years of grievances between two families. The families in question being the Family of York, which was headed by Richard, Duke of York and the Family of Lancaster who had at its head the weak-willed Henry VI. The White Rose of York and the Red Rose of Lancaster were fixed in the public's mind by Shakespeare. They were referred to in his play "Henry VI". Numerous battles were fought over the years and the decisive battle was at Bosworth Field when Henry VII (Tudor) seized the moment. Henry married Edward IV daughter and the Houses of York and Lancaster were then joined. The final conflict was at Stokes, in 1487. A group of Yorkists declared that Lambert Simnel, who claimed to be the nephew of Edward IV, was the actual king. Their army met Henry VII's forces and were soundly defeated. The Yorkist cause was over.

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Answered by Janis, 26 Oct '07 08:34 pm

 
  
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