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The Tudors

by Mandy Barrow

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War of the Roses 1455 - 1485


For thirty years, a bitter struggle for the English throne was waged between two branches on the same family, the House of York and the House of Lancaster, both descended from Edward lll. Each house was represented by a rose.

The House of York used a white rose.

The House of Lancaster used a red rose.
Richard III
Henry VII
King Richard III
Henry Tudor

The division between the two families became known as The Wars of the Roses. The first fighting broke out in May 1455.

Battle of Bosworth 1485

war of the roses

The War of the Roses ended when Henry Tudor, a Lancastrian, defeated King Richard III, a Yorkist at the battle of Bosworth Field on 22 August 1485.

Richard III
Richard III (on the right) and his flag bearer

Tudor Soldiers
Tudor soldiers

After the battle, Henry Tudor became King Henry Vll of England and Wales.

The Tudor RoseHenry Vll (representing the Lancaster family) married Elizabeth of York (representing the York family). This marriage united the two families. Henry created the Tudor rose, containing both the White Rose of York and the Red Rose of Lancaster. It symbolized the end of a struggle between York and Lancaster,

More information

The Battle of Bosworth
What do we really know about the battle? Bosworth facts and Bosworth legends .

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