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Taken 11 months ago by N Chadwick near Mundy Bois, Kent, England

Rose & Crown by N Chadwick
Rose & Crown

King Edward III used a golden rose as a personal badge, and two of his sons adapted it by changing the colour: John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, used a red rose, and Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York, used a white rose. The dynastic conflicts between their descendants are collectively called the Wars of the Roses. In 1485 Henry Tudor, a descendant of Lancaster, defeated Richard III of the York dynasty and married Richard's niece Elizabeth of York. Since then the combined red-and-white Tudor rose, often crowned, has been a symbol of the monarchy of England.
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Subject Grid Square TQ9045
Subject Lat/Long 51.176801,0.728415 (click to view more nearby images)
Near Mundy Bois, Kent, England
Photographer N Chadwick
Taken 20191117 201911 2019 (about 11 months ago)
Submitted 2020-10-17
Snippet Rose and Crown pubs ·
Context Village, Rural settlement · Business, Retail, Services ·

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