Bonjour, I'm Alana! 20 years old. I'm an Art History major with a passion for history, music, random awesome things, and...art!
(Oh, yes. I should warn you that I love the following shows: Supernatural, Sherlock, Game of Thrones, The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra, The X-Files, and Doctor Who...)
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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 (whose heraldic symbols were the red and the white rose, respectively) for the throne of england. they were fought in several sporadic episodes between 1455 and 1485, although there was related fighting both before and after this period. they resulted from the social and financial troubles following the hundred years’ war. the final victory went to a relatively remote lancastrian claimant, henry tudor, who defeated the last yorkist king richard iii and married edward iv’s daughter elizabeth of york to unite the two houses. the house of tudor subsequently ruled england and wales for 117 years.[read more]
I’ll just add that the Tudor rose symbol, created by Henry VII, is a combination of the House of York’s white rose and the House of Lancaster’s red rose, to represent the unification of the two houses!