Sunday, 6 February 2011

Sunday 160 War

This week the Sunday 160 prompt from Monkey Man is 'War'

Tudor rose, an amalgamation of the red and white roses of Lancashire and Yorkshire.
Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

The Wars of the Roses – red for Lancashire and white Yorkshire – resulted in the union of the two Plantagenet houses when Henry Tudor married Elizabeth of York.
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12 comments:

  1. nice bit of history...my mind went immediately tot he movie with michael douglas....

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  2. I never remeber which colour's which. Thanks for the timely reminder!

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  3. Nicely woven bit of history in your Sunday 160. You can write on any topic you know. It is all about the 160 not a photo or word prompt. Thank you for playing along.

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  4. I like the fact a war ended up being a union.

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  5. Oh, so that's how they ended up with a Duke of York as a prince?

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  6. Great history and post. When we lived in Pennsylvania, we lived in York County and were adjacent to Lancaster County which used the white and red rose, respectively, as their emblems.

    Darryl and Ruth : )

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  7. I never thought that the title of the movie with Michael Douglas came from THIS war of roses !

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  8. We have a War of the Roses at our house. My husband is from Lancashire and I'm from Yorkshire. I did a drawing, quite a simple one of the two roses entwined.

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