white rose of york


  • [12] International uses The Yorkist rose is used in the seal of the City of York, Pennsylvania, which is known as “White Rose City”.

  • A 2016 “York Revolution War of the Roses” hat worn by Michael Rockett The white rose appears on one of the hats for York’s current minor league baseball team, the York Revolution.

  • The Tudor Rose of England The Wars of the Roses were ended by King Henry VII of England who, upon marrying Elizabeth of York, symbolically but not politically, united the
    White and Red Roses to create the Tudor Rose, the symbol of the English Monarchy.

  • In the late 17th century the Jacobites took up the White Rose of York as their emblem, celebrating “White Rose Day” on 10 June, the anniversary of the birth of The Old Pretender
    in 1688.

  • [2] One of his elder brothers, John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster (1340–1399) adopted a red rose as a heraldic badge, the red rose of Lancaster.

  • [2] When in 2015 the body of the last Yorkist King Richard III (killed by the forces of the future King Henry VII at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485) was re-discovered buried
    in the City of Leicester, it was re-interred in Leicester Cathedral on 26 March 2015 with a white rose engraved on the new coffin, which was made by Michael Ibsen, a distant relative of the king, whose DNA helped to prove his identity.

  • Queens County, New York uses the white and red rose on the county flag and was named after Catherine of Braganza, spouse of King Charles II who in 1664 sent a fleet to recapture
    New Amsterdam from the Dutch; the city was renamed “New York” after James, Duke of York, younger brother of King Charles II who succeeded him as King James II.

  • The York Rose also features in the emblem of Lenana School, a tier-one High School in Nairobi, Kenya.

  • [3] The white rose was first adopted as a heraldic badge by Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York (1341–1402), the fourth surviving son of King Edward III of England.

  • The White Rose of York (Latinised as rosa alba, blazoned as a rose argent) is a white heraldic rose which was adopted in the 14th century as a heraldic badge of the royal
    House of York.


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