During the Wars of the Roses, the White Rose was the symbol of Yorkist partisans opposed to the rival House of Lancaster, whose symbol was the Red Rose. The opposition of the two roses gave the wars their name: the Wars of the Roses.
The red rose was first adopted as an heraldic device by the first Earl of Lancaster and became the emblem of Lancashire following the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485.
The white rose is said to have first been adopted as a symbol of the house of York by Edmund of Langley, the first Duke of York, in the 14th century.
The conflict was ended by King Henry VII of England, who symbolically united the White and Red Roses to create the Tudor Rose, symbol of the Tudor dynasty.
Badge may be applied to shirts, sweatshirts, caps, hats, duffle, armour and kit bags to show your allegiance when you're not at events!
Washable, colourfast thread embroidery with iron on backing. May be sewn or ironed on.
4.5" wide x 4.5" tall
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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 08 May, 2012.