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Symbolism of The Tudor Rose: 22nd August 1485 – The Battle of Bosworth Field was won by the Lancastrians. Their leader Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, became the first English monarch of the Tudor dynasty by his victory and subsequent marriage to a Yorkist princess. His opponent Richard III, the last king of the House of York, was killed in the battle.

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History of the Union Jack Flag

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Lady of the Valley: Jane Ormsby Gore’s Home

In the sitting room, a cozy armchair covered in Romanian cloth next to Moroccan bellows, an embroidered footstool and a pitcher of flowers from the garden. (Photo: Martin Morrell)

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The Tudor Rose: 22nd August 1485 – The Battle of Bosworth Field was won by the Lancastrians. Their leader Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, became the first English monarch of the Tudor dynasty by his victory and subsequent marriage to a Yorkist princess. His opponent Richard III, the last king of the House of York, was killed in the battle. Historians consider Bosworth Field to mark the end of the Plantagenet dynasty, making it one of the defining moments of English and Welsh history.

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Romantic English manor style with pared-down beauty that complements the site's rustic 15th-century farmhouse

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Scotland and England.

How the Union Jack was formed from the individual flags of England, Scotland, and Ireland. (Northern Ireland being the only piece of Ireland that remains in the United Kingdom, and Wales having never been represented in the Union Jack.)

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Map of Welsh castles. The castles of Wales were not only built by the English as part of their conquest and control of the local population, many were built by the Welsh Princes themselves. Internal feuding between them led to weakness and made conquest that much easier. How many other places in the old British Empire fell for the exact same reason ? rjp

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*Welsh Rarebit* - If you're looking for a traditionally tasty, easy and economically typically British supper dish look no further. Welsh Rarebit it is. There is only one question that begs to be answered . . . is it RAREbit . . . or is it RABbit???

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