The Tudor Rose represents the joining of the two rival houses of York and Lancaster and the end of The Hundred Years War, sealed by the marriage of Henry Tudor, King Henry VII, to Elizabeth of York. The white rose of York is superimposed on the red rose of Lancaster. The Tudor Rose motif can be seen throughout Hampton Court Palace and other Royal establishments.
Aug 22nd, 1485- Richard III was killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field, making Henry VII King of England; the Tudor dynasty begins. IMAGE: A stained glass from St. James Church, Sutton Cheney showing Richard III and Henry VII facing one another at Bosworth Field. Photo by John Taylor via Wikimedia Commons.