The Wars of the Roses

The Wars of the Roses were a series of battles fought in the 15th Century between the houses of York and Lancaster for the throne of England. 

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Dunham Massey rose garden 14 July 2013 030The battles were:

St Alban’s: 22nd May 1455: Yorkist victory Dunham Massey rose garden 14 July 2013 016

Blore Heath: 23rd September 1459: Yorkist victoryDunham Massey rose garden 14 July 2013 017

Ludford Bridge: 12th October 1459: Lancastrian victoryDunham Massey rose garden 14 July 2013 018

Northampton: 10th July 1460: Yorkist victoryDunham Massey rose garden 14 July 2013 024

Wakefield: 30th December 1460: Lancastrian victory. (read more about this battle here)Dunham Massey rose garden 14 July 2013 021

Mortimer’s Cross: 2nd February 1461: Yorkist victory

St Alban’s (2nd battle): 17th February 1461: Lancastrian victory

Ferrybridge: 28th March 1461: Yorkist victory

Towton: 29th March 1461: Yorkist victory 

Hedgeley Moor: 25th April 1464: Yorkist victory

Hexham: 15th May 1464: Yorkist victory

Edgecoat Moor: 26th July 1469: Lancastrian victory

Losecote Field: 12th March 1470: Yorkist victory

Barnet: 14th April 1471: Yorkist victory

Tewkesbury: 4th May 1471: Yorkist victory

Bosworth: 22nd August 1485: Victor- Henry Tudor

Stoke: 16th June 1487: Victor – Henry VII (Tudor)

That was 11 to the Yorkists and 6 to the Lancastrians although the Lancastrians ultimately won.

And I took the photos of the lovely roses in the new rose garden at Dunham Massey.

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2 Responses to The Wars of the Roses

  1. Love the Wars of the Roses – they had such a massive impact on English history! Sometimes I wonder how things would be if York had won at the end?
    If you get a chance you should visit the Battlefield Heritage Centre at Bosworth in Leicestershire. It’s a great exhibition detailing the battle and has an exhibition of the weapons and finds from the battle. http://vikingladyaine.wordpress.com/2013/07/09/bosworth-field-2/

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