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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Tudor Dynasty

The Tudor dynasty reigned for 118 years,after the first Tudor King,Henry Tudor, defeated Richard III at the battle of Bosworth in August 1485.

The death of the Yorkist king and defeat of his army, saw the end of the War of the Roses, that had raged for 32 years, from 1455 to 1487.

The war of the Roses were a series of civil wars fought between the houses of York and Lancaster.The name was based on their badges, the white rose for the house of Lancaster, the red for the house of York.

 From the In Depth Story: The Tudor Dynasty; A Family History via DeeBee

Picture via : Wikipedia

1 Comment:

Glynis Peters said...

I love the Tudor period, interesting post.

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