Symbolism of The Tudor Rose: 22nd August 1485 – The Battle of Bosworth Field was won by the Lancastrians.  Their leader Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, became the first English monarch of the Tudor dynasty by his victory and subsequent marriage to a Yorkist princess.  His opponent Richard III, the last king of the House of York, was killed in the battle.

Symbolism of The Tudor Rose: 22nd August 1485 – The Battle of Bosworth Field was won by the Lancastrians. Their leader Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, became the first English monarch of the Tudor dynasty by his victory and subsequent marriage to a Yorkist princess. His opponent Richard III, the last king of the House of York, was killed in the battle.

Tomb of Henry VII and Queen Elizabeth of York  Parents of King Henry VIII  in Westminster Abbey

Tomb of Henry VII and Queen Elizabeth of York Parents of King Henry VIII in Westminster Abbey

The Tudors, since many of our family descend from the English Dynasty, it is a fascinating study.

The Tudors, since many of our family descend from the English Dynasty, it is a fascinating study.

The Tudor Rose became the heraldic emblem for the union of the rival Houses of York and Lancaster (owners of the heraldic white rose and red rose, respectively) into the House of Tudor. The Houses had, for 30 years, engaged in the War of the Roses, until Henry VII, descendant of a legitimized branch of the House of Lancaster, captured the throne in battle.  The House of Tudor failed in1603 with the death of the "virgin queen," Elizabeth I, daughter of Henry VIII.

The Tudor Rose became the heraldic emblem for the union of the rival Houses of York and Lancaster (owners of the heraldic white rose and red rose, respectively) into the House of Tudor. The Houses had, for 30 years, engaged in the War of the Roses, until Henry VII, descendant of a legitimized branch of the House of Lancaster, captured the throne in battle. The House of Tudor failed in1603 with the death of the "virgin queen," Elizabeth I, daughter of Henry VIII.

tudor dynasty. Bucket list: step foot inside. I still need to do some research though.

tudor dynasty. Bucket list: step foot inside. I still need to do some research though.

Gown worn by Queen Elizabeth I Elizabeth I was queen regnant of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. Sometimes called "The Virgin Queen", "Gloriana" or "Good Queen Bess", Elizabeth was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty

Gown worn by Queen Elizabeth I Elizabeth I was queen regnant of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. Sometimes called "The Virgin Queen", "Gloriana" or "Good Queen Bess", Elizabeth was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty

The Tudor Rose: 22nd August 1485 – The Battle of Bosworth Field was won by the Lancastrians. Their leader Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, became the first English monarch of the Tudor dynasty by his victory and subsequent marriage to a Yorkist princess. His opponent Richard III, the last king of the House of York, was killed in the battle. Historians consider Bosworth Field to mark the end of the Plantagenet dynasty, making it one of the defining moments of English and Welsh history.

The Tudor Rose: 22nd August 1485 – The Battle of Bosworth Field was won by the Lancastrians. Their leader Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, became the first English monarch of the Tudor dynasty by his victory and subsequent marriage to a Yorkist princess. His opponent Richard III, the last king of the House of York, was killed in the battle. Historians consider Bosworth Field to mark the end of the Plantagenet dynasty, making it one of the defining moments of English and Welsh history.

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