War of the Roses

The House of Lancaster's symbol was the red rose and The House of York's was the white rose.

Henry VI was mentally ill, so his wife led the war while he was away at the Tower of London. Edward IV was a great military leader and was seen to be a better king than Henry VI, but was kind of lazy.

I think that Richard III is guilty because it cannot just be a coincidence that his nephews went missing in the Tower of London (where he sent them) and opened up the throne to him.

The Battle of Bosworth Field took place between Edward III and Henry Tudor. When Edward III was killed, Henry was crowned.

Henry Tudor did not have a good claim to the throne, but defeated Edward III in battle, making him king. He then married Edward IV's daughter, combining the two houses.


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