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Plantagenet, Lancaster and York Family Tree

Monarchs like Henry VII (who united the house of York and Lancaster in 1485) justified their reign and lineage through the most grounded and respectable figure British history had to offer--King Arthur. ALSO the slander of all things Plantagenet..starting with Richard III.

Effigy of King Edward III at the White Tower - the earliest European death mask. Edward III reigned from 1327 to 1377; his surplus of sons eventually led to the conflict between the houses of Lancaster and York for the English throne.

Tudor Rose - symbolised the dynasty of the Tudors, and represented the fusion of the Lancastrian and Yorkist noble factions. This fusion was symbolised by the White rose of York and the red rose of Lancaster. An important emblem of the Tudors dynasty which marked the end of the devastating English civil war called the Cousins' Wars and much later, Wars of the Roses.

Smart Health Talk Most Important for Freedom. WE MUST NEVER FORGET HOW OTHERS HAVE FOUGHT FOR OUR RIGHTS TO CHOOSE. Suffragette, Britain 1900s. Women of Britain & the democratic world, never waste your right to vote. These women fought, died and starved for a right we now take for granted. It doesn't matter who you vote for, vote because you can. It's a right still denied to millions of women around the world. Freedom for basic needs such as food, shelter, education, jobs, health. Never stops.

Gold locket with the hair of Queen Marie Antoinette: British Museum

Dorothy Day with her prison dress. On November 1917 Day went to prison for being one of forty women in front of the White House protesting women's exclusion from the electorate.

Graffiti in a cell in the Tower of London

Secret door through which Marie Antoinette escaped the night of October 5 or 6, 1789 when the Paris mob stormed Versailles. (mip)

Letter written by Anne Boleyn to her father