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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

9 Things You Should Know About the Wars of the Roses - Five hundred sixty years after it began, learn nine key facts about the bloody feud that permanently altered the course of British history.

Stained glass windows in St James church, Sutton Cheney. - Richard III and Henry VII The Battle of Bosworth. ---Henry Tudor, led a rebellion to take the throne from King Richard III, the rightful heir, killed him on the battle field and began the bloody reign of the Tudors

Territories during the English Civil war of 1455, also known as the War of the Roses. The Wars of the Roses were a series of dynastic wars fought between supporters of two rival branches of the royal House of Plantagenet: the houses of Lancaster and York for the throne of England.

The Wars of the Roses were a series of dynastic wars for thethrone of England. They were fought between supporters of two rival branches of the royal House of Plantagenet, the Houses of Lancaster and York. They were fought in several sporadic episodes between 1455 and 1487, although there was related fighting before and after this period. The conflict resulted from social and financial troubles that followed theHundred Years' War, combined with the mental infirmity and weak rule of Henry VI…

A map of the various battles fought in the War. I was too young for most but my father and brother fought vigorously for the York's rightful reign (Gilingham 120).

The final battle of the Wars of the Roses. Die hard Yorkists rose in rebellion against Henry VII, proclaiming the Pretender Lambert Simnel as Richard Duke of York, one of the murdered Princes in the Tower. The Royal Army easily defeated the rebels at Stoke Field. Although unreconciled Yorkists continued to plot to overthrow Henry, there were no further battles. Stoke Field marked the final military engagement of the dynastic civil war, and resulted in the final triumph of the House of…

The name "Wars of the Roses" refers to the Heraldic badges associated with the two royal houses, the White Rose of York and the Red Rose of Lancaster.