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Wars of the Roses fought in medieval England 1455-1485 between House Lancaster & House York. Name is based on badges used by the 2 sides,red rose for the Lancastrians & white rose for the Yorkists. Major causes of the conflict: both houses direct descendants of king Edward III; ruling Lancastrian king, Henry VI w/ unpopular nobles;civil unrest w/ pop.; lords with private armies; & episodes of mental illness by Henry VI.Wars ended when Richard III(last Yorkist king)defeated @ Bosworth in…


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Richard III came back to haunt me! How the discovery of Richard III's skeleton spooked Aneurin Barnard, the man playing him in The White Queen

Aneurin Barnard plays the young Richard in the BBC's epic Wars Of The Roses drama The White Queen - and then the nightmares began


The Tudor Rose ~ On 22 August 1485 Henry Tudor ended the Wars of the Roses between the House of Lancaster and the House of York by taking the crown of England from Richard III in battle.




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.


The Wars of the Roses were a series of civil wars fought from 1455 to 1487. The name Wars of the Roses is based on the badges used by the two sides, the red rose for the Lancastrians and the white rose for the Yorkists. Major causes of the conflict include: 1) both houses were direct descendents of king Edward III; 2) the ruling Lancastrian king, Henry VI, surrounded himself with unpopular nobles; and 3) the untimely episodes of mental illness by Henry VI