War of the Roses


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War of the Roses

n. pl. Wars of the Roses
A series of intermittent civil wars in the 1400s between the English royal houses of York and Lancaster and their supporters, ending in victory for the Lancastrians in 1485. Often used in the plural.

[From the symbols of the two houses.]
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Noun1.War of the Roses - struggle for the English throne (1455-1485) between the house of York (white rose) and the house of Lancaster (red rose) ending with the accession of the Tudor monarch Henry VII
Bosworth Field - the battle that ended the Wars of the Roses (1485); Richard III was killed and Henry Tudor was crowned as Henry VII
England - a division of the United Kingdom
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The War of the Roses. Malory's 'Morte Darthur,' finished 1467.
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The War of the Roses is not just a fact in a history book; it is the centuries-old feud between the houses of Weirland, an underground community of wizards, enchanters, and warriors who are born to carry out their destiny as part of a magical society.
Their showdown in the State Legislature became known as the "War of the Roses." (Pro-amendment forces sported yellow roses; the antis wore red.)
It was eventually called the War of the Roses and lasted thirty years, on and off.
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I enjoyed some of Coventry's hidden treasures and I never cease to be amazed at just how much culture and heritage we have in this wonderful city of ours; from the best medieval wall paintings in Europe to the fact that the War of the Roses actually began in Coventry (yes, they really did!) We are so lucky to have so many committed volunteers in Coventry who do so much all year round to keep our heritage and history alive; they do a wonderful job, and Heritage Weekend is a brilliant opportunity for us to find out more about our historic city.
Richard III fought on which side in the war of the roses? 10.