War of the Roses

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n War of the Roses struggle for the English throne (1455-1485) between the house of York (white rose) and the house of Lancaster (red rose) ending with the accession of the Tudor monarch Henry VII
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Usage

In literature:

From the Wars of the Roses the nation emerged in need, above all other things, of discipline and repose.
"The Governments of Europe" by Frederic Austin Ogg
The Wars of the Roses, as we all know, resulted in the utter defeat of the young prince's party.
"Parkhurst Boys" by Talbot Baines Reed
We've had it for years and years, ever since the Wars of the Roses.
"Virginia of Elk Creek Valley" by Mary Ellen Chase
The Wars of the Roses was the result.
"Gilbert Keith Chesterton" by Patrick Braybrooke
When, the terrible war-whoop was heard, the heroism of these hundred women rose equal to the emergency.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume I"
Edgar's Wars of the Roses.
"The Land of Thor" by J. Ross Browne
For it should be remembered that the Wars of the Roses commenced in 1455, Richard III.
"Gipsy Life being an account of our Gipsies and their children" by George Smith
That evening, however, Cynthia made little progress with her Latin exercise or the Wars of the Roses.
"The Madcap of the School" by Angela Brazil
A Tale of the Wars of the Roses.
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
During the war the membership of these societies rose to thirteen million.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII)" by Various
It is the 'war of the roses,' if you so please to call it.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
As time went on, fiercer rose the maddening cries of war.
"Where Strongest Tide Winds Blew" by Robert McReynolds
THE WARS OF THE ROSES; Vol.
"The Girls and I" by Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
The wars of "The Roses" bore no comparison to these campaigns between the rival sections.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
The last De la Pole was beheaded during the wars of the Roses.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
IN THE WARS OF THE ROSES.
"Little Frida" by Anonymous
During the Wars of the Roses the small cultivator is thought to have again made headway.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7" by Various
When I next rose to the light of day, the man-of-war was fast receding.
"Graham's Magazine, Vol XXXIII, No. 6, December 1848" by Various
The castle was frequently laid waste by the Scottish Bands, and during the Wars of the Roses.
"The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Volume IV (of 8)" by William Wordsworth
At the outbreak of the Civil War he at once enlisted in the federal army, and he soon rose to commissioned rank.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 5" by Various
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In poetry:

"He rose from dreams of war's alarms,
To make his daggers keen and bright,
Desiring, in my very arms,
The fiercer rapture of the fight!
"Yasmini" by Laurence Hope
Now in the filth of war, the baresark shout
Of battle, it is vexed. And yet so oft
Out of the deeps, of old, it rose aloft
That they who watch the ages may not doubt.
"Victory" by C S Lewis
There was heard the sound of a coming foe,
There was sent through Britain a bended Bow,
And a voice was pour'd on the free winds far,
As the land rose up at the sign of war.
"The Bended Bow" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
Where wing to wing the eagles cling
And torrents have their sources,
War rose with bugle voice to sing
Of wild spear thrust, and broadsword swing,
And rush of men and horses.
"Above The Vales" by Madison Julius Cawein
He sleeps at last! The vales of rest
Are waiting for the war-worn breast,
And glorious angels fondly spread
The sweetest roses for his bed.
While countless millions call him blest.
"He Sleeps At Last" by Freeman Edwin Miller
The isles of Greece, the Isles of Greece!
Where burning Sappho loved and sung,
Where grew the arts of war and peace,
Where Delos rose, and Phoebus sprung!
Eternal summer gilds them yet,
But all, except their sun, is set.
"Don Juan: Canto The Third" by Lord George Gordon Byron

In news:

Perhaps Frank Bruno knows the dates of the War of the Roses.
Georgetown's Rose F Kennedy Professor of Christian Ethics defends his argument that the American War of Indpendence was not a just war.
War of the Roses heats up in the Arroyo.
Quartermaine's New Single, " War of the Roses ".
Quartermaine doesn't waste time on his new single, " War of the Roses ".
Fatshark's ' War of the Roses ' is a fun, bloody multiplayer experience but it's not without its problems.
' War Of The Roses ' Review (PC).
Ex-husband makes political race ' War of the Roses '.
A political battle on Long Island could now become Long Island's own " War of the Roses .".
12/10 War of the Roses.
11/29 War of the Roses.
12/6 War of the Roses.
The war of the roses.
11/15 War of the Roses.
During that time, Mr Donnelly, who lives in South Windsor, flew 44 combat missions in the Persian Gulf war and rose to the rank of major.
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