Wars of the Roses


Wars of the Roses
Wars of the Ros|es, the
the period of ↑civil war in England (1455-85), between two parts of the English royal family, which each wanted its own leader to be king. One family was called Lancaster, and was represented by a red rose, and the other was called York, and was represented by a white rose. The Wars of the Roses ended at the battle of ↑Bosworth Field.

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