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Wars of the Roses, Houses of Lancaster & York, A Family Tree by G ґ ε ʇ ɔ н ε η B╚ ḯ Ⓣ ẕ

The Marriage of Henry Tudor (Henry VII) and Elizabeth of York united the feuding houses of York and Lancaster (for the most part).

The War of the Roses began in 1455 when the reign of King Henry VI of the House of Lancaster was challenged by Richard, Duke of York. Richard claimed the king's grandfather Henry IV had usurped the throne from the rightful king Richard II in 1399.

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Choosing the Red and White Roses - Gallowglass refers to the War of the Roses when talking to Matthew - they apparently were involved in getting Henry VII his throne

Wars of the Roses fought in medieval England 1455-1485 between House Lancaster & House York. Name is based on badges used by the 2 sides,red rose for the Lancastrians & white rose for the Yorkists. Major causes of the conflict: both houses direct descendants of king Edward III; ruling Lancastrian king, Henry VI w/ unpopular nobles;civil unrest w/ pop.; lords with private armies; & episodes of mental illness by Henry VI.Wars ended when Richard III(last Yorkist king)defeated @ Bosworth in…

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Who Were the Queens of England from the Houses of York and Lancaster?

Margaret of Anjou ~ Queen consort to Henry VI... she was imprisoned during the War of the Roses (Red rose / White rose) between the Houses of Lancaster & York

Map of the Wars of the Roses and good explanatory article/information - basic gyst: 2 Plantagenet families (York vs Lancaster) vied for the throne (aprx 1455-1487) Final outcome was won by Lancastrian Henry Tudor who then married Elizabeth of York - uniting the 2 families and ushering in the Tudor Dynasty