Wars of the Roses

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struggle for the English throne (1455-1485) between the house of York (white rose) and the house of Lancaster (red rose) ending with the accession of the Tudor monarch Henry VII

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Filming for The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses, takes place at Alnwick Castle in Northumberland
She was born in Saltley and married Robert Arden who was executed in 1452 for organising troops for the Yorkist cause - Richard III's faction - against King Henry Vl at the beginning of the last phase of the Wars of the Roses.
By using the letters and her own knowledge of the period the author has sought to reconstruct the Pastons' world and daily life during the Wars of the Roses.
At least four books entitled The Wars of the Roses have appeared in the last fifteen years.
The pair, who play Holmes and Moriarty in the hit BBC show, will play Richard III and King Louis of France respectively in The Hollow Crown: The Wars Of The Roses.
Blood sisters; the women behind the Wars of the Roses.
The 12th century attraction, near Alnwick, is set to be invaded this weekend by re-enactors, who will help explain how life in the stronghold, and on the battlefield, changed between the Norman Conquest and Wars of the Roses.
Wars Of The Roses: A Time Team Special (Channel 4, 8pm) THE Battle of Bosworth was the decisive battle of the Wars of the Roses.
During the Wars of the Roses, which colour rose was the symbol of the House of Lancaster?
But the real Wars Of The Roses ambush was, in fact, a farce.
The artist Mitzi Cunliffe designed the largest pierced bronze screen in the world - depicting the Wars of the Roses - for the restaurant in Lewis's in 1957.
KENILWORTH CASTLE provides a dramatic backdrop for a sword-clashing new stage version of The Wars of the Roses.
Special guests include newsreader Sir Trevor McDonald and former Good Life actress Penelope Keith, who made her name with the Royal Shakespeare Company's 60s production of Wars of the Roses.
WORKERS building a visitor centre next to Harlech Castle may have stumbled on the remains of three people who may have been caught up in the Wars of the Roses.
CLIFFTOP HISTORY Dunstanburgh Castle, begun in 1313 by Earl Thomas of Lancaster and later passed to John of Gaunt, was the focus of fierce fighting during the Wars of the Roses between 1455 and 1487.