Wars of the Roses

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Wars 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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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The House of Lancaster, symbolized by the red rose, won England's 'War of the Roses.'
    • Wars of the Roses (Eng. Hist) feuds between the Houses of York and Lancaster, the white rose being the badge of the House of York, and the red rose of the House of Lancaster.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Wars of the Roses a disastrous dynastic struggle between the Houses of Lancaster and York, which desolated England during the 15th century, from the first battle of St Albans (1455) to that of Bosworth (1485)
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. róse—L. rosa, Gr. rhodon.

Usage

In literature:

In 1455 the Wars of the Roses began with the first battle of St. Albans (May 23rd), fought to the east of the town.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Saint Albans" by Thomas Perkins
Rose the shout of warring nations surging to the battle's fore, Like the angry voice of tempest and the ocean's troubled roar!
"Maha-bharata" by Anonymous
It chanced, that the lady was a vehement Unionist, and "rose," very freely, on the subject of the war.
"Border and Bastille" by George A. Lawrence
It was here when they fought the Wars of the Roses, I've heard.
"Facing the German Foe" by Colonel James Fiske
It seems probable that tournaments at Smithfield ceased after the Wars of the Roses.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
The Wars of the Roses fill his mind, as they filled the mind of his contemporaries.
"History of the English People, Volume V (of 8)" by John Richard Green
THE WARS OF THE ROSES.
"Left Behind" by James Otis
Joining a company of cavalry after the war, he passed through all the grades, and rose to that of colonel.
"Tea Leaves" by Various
For more than thirty years the war of the Roses devastated England.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
When he was only six years old his father was killed in one of the battles of the Wars of the Roses.
"A harum-scarum schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
It must have been a really useful protection in the evil times of the Wars of the Roses.
"Old Times at Otterbourne" by Charlotte M. Yonge
The wars of the Roses had never wholly ceased.
"The Grateful Indian" by W.H.G. Kingston
War is waged against the guardians of the rose, Venus, sworn enemy of chastity, aiding the assailants.
"A History of French Literature" by Edward Dowden
Colonel Seth, despite the war, had plenty of roses and Grangersons was kept up in the old style.
"The Ghost Girl" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
High in the startled heavens rose the thunder of preparations for the war in Lombardy.
"The Dodge Club" by James De Mille
A score of Matabele warriors rose from among the long grass, and, uttering their fierce vibrating war-shout, flung themselves upon him.
"John Ames, Native Commissioner" by Bertram Mitford
In the history of the "Wars of the Roses," the city of St. Albans played a prominent part.
"Cathedral Cities of England" by George Gilbert
Of the well-known story of the origin of the Wars of the Roses within the Temple Gardens it is not necessary here to speak.
"Milton's England" by Lucia Ames Mead
It looked like a foregone conclusion for the leaders, and the war of cheers rose to frenzy.
"Some Experiences of an Irish R.M." by E. OE. Somerville
He was not the inspirer of disturbances, nor the author of the Wars of the Roses.
"Humphrey Duke of Gloucester" by K.H. Vickers
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In poetry:

Not in the dark, wild tide of War,
Which rose so high, and rolled so far,
Sweeping from sea to sea
In awful anarchy:--
"Abraham Lincoln: An Horatian Ode" by Richard Henry Stoddard
"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
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
She spoke no more of Bregenz, with longing and with tears;
Her Tyrol home seem'd faded in a deep mist of years;
She heeded not the rumours of Austrian war or strife;
Each day she rose, contented, to the calm toils of life.
"A Legend of Bregenz" by Adelaide Anne Procter
Said the Digger: "Soon forgot! Soon forgot, the deeds of war.
Better so, may be. . . Why not?
Beauty fades and laurels rot;
Last year's roses are no more.
Fame?" the one-armed Digger said,
"What of glory when you're dead?"
"Anzac Square: What The Digger Said" by C J Dennis

In news:

Between 1973 and 1993, the standard of living for average Americans rose more slowly than in any previous twenty-year period since the Civil War.
Georgetown's Rose F Kennedy Professor of Christian Ethics defends his argument that the American War of Indpendence was not a just war.
More recently, the Royal Shakespeare Company's The Wars of the Roses (1964) included some fourteen hundred lines of fake Shakespeare written by the codirector, John Barton.
War of the Roses heats up in the Arroyo.
NO one who witnessed the recent Pasadena City Council meeting on the NFL coming to the Rose Bowl would reject as far-fetched a characterization of the current civic polarization as "war".
Quartermaine's New Single, " War of the Roses ".
' War Of The Roses ' Review: Skill Is Not An Unlock, Mostly (PC).
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).
' War of the Roses ' developers Gordon Van Dyke and Mårten Stormdal undertake "rigorous" research in this behind-the-scenes video for the game.
Ex-husband drops out of ' War of the Roses ' race.
A political battle pitting ex-spouses against each other, threatening to become Long Island's own " War of the Roses ," came to an end Tuesday.
Ex-husband makes political race ' War of the Roses '.
12/10 War of the Roses.
11/29 War of the Roses.
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