WHITE AND RED ROSES
\wˈa͡ɪt and ɹˈɛd ɹˈə͡ʊzɪz], \wˈaɪt and ɹˈɛd ɹˈəʊzɪz], \w_ˈaɪ_t a_n_d ɹ_ˈɛ_d ɹ_ˈəʊ_z_ɪ_z]\
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(Eng. Hist.) The emblems or tokens of the houses of York which had the white, and of Lancaster which had the red rose. The Wars of the Roses, after lasting for more than thirty years, were ended by the victory of Henry Tudor over Richard III, on Bosworth Field. Henry united both the titles in his own person-that of Lancaster through his mother, that of York as having married the daughter of Edward IV.
By Henry Percy Smith