Roses, Wars of the

Dynastic conflict between the houses of York and Lancaster, taking place from roughly 1455 and ending at the Battle of Bosworth Field, 22 August 1485. At Bosworth, Henry Tudor defeated Richard III (the last king of England to die in battle); he later married into the house of York. In 1487 an impostor named Lambert Simnel claimed to be Edward, duke of Warwick, and the nephew of Edward IV. He succeeded in having himself crowned in Dublin as Edward VI. In England he was supported by the earl of Lincoln. At Stoke Simnel's followers met the king, Henry VII, whose forces won the day. With surprising leniency, Simnel was not executed but given a job in the royal kitchens.

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  • Roses, Wars of the — (1455–85) Series of dynastic civil wars between the houses of Lancaster and York for the English throne. The wars were named for the emblems of the two houses, the white rose of York and the red of Lancaster. Both claimed the throne through… …   Universalium

  • ROSES, WARS OF THE —    the most protracted and sanguinary civil war in English history, fought out during the reigns of Henry VI., Edward IV., and Richard III. between the adherents of the noble houses of York and Lancaster rival claimants for the throne of England… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Wars of the Roses, Naming of —    “Wars of the Roses” is a modern term used to describe the intermittent civil conflicts that occurred in fifteenth century England between partisans of the houses of LANCASTER and YORK. Sir Walter Scott is usually credited with coining the term …   Encyclopedia of the Wars of the Roses

  • Wars of the Roses, Causes of —    Civil war erupted in fifteenth century England for many interrelated reasons. While Tudor and Elizabethan commentators found the chief cause of the conflict in the 1399 deposition of Richard II and its attendant break in the legal line of… …   Encyclopedia of the Wars of the Roses

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  • Wars of the Roses — The Wars of the Roses (1455–1485) were a series of dynastic civil wars fought in England between supporters of the Houses of Lancaster and York. Although armed clashes had occurred previously between supporters of Lancastrian King Henry VI and… …   Wikipedia

  • Wars of the Roses — Wars of the Roses …   Википедия

  • Wars of the Roses (disambiguation) — The Wars of the Roses (1455–1487) were a series of dynastic civil wars fought in Medieval England between the House of York and the House of Lancaster. The War or Wars of the Roses may also refer to:* The War of The Roses , a novel by Warren… …   Wikipedia

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  • 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… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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