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Wars of the Roses, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishWars of the Roses, thethe Wars of the RosesˌWars of the ˈRoses, the  the period of civil war in England(1455–85), between two parts of the English royal family, which each wanted its own leader to be king. One family was called Lancaster, and was represented by a red rose, and the other was called York, and was represented by a white rose. The Wars of the Roses ended at the battle of bosworth field.
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