Wars 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.]

Wars of the Roses

pl n
(Historical Terms) the conflicts in England (1455–85) centred on the struggle for the throne between the house of York (symbolized by the white rose) and the house of Lancaster (of which one badge was the red rose)

Wars of the Roses

1455–85 A dynastic conflict for the English throne between the Lancastrian and Yorkist branches of the House of Plantagenet.
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Noun1.Wars 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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