Why Did Queen Elizabeth I Have So Many Portraits Painted?

  People That Shaped Elizabeth’s Character Early Childhood Elizabeth had had a turbulent childhood. For the first three years of her life she was the Princess of the court. Then her mother, Anne Boleyn, had been executed for treason. Elizabeth was declared illegitimate after her parent’s marriage had been pronounced invalid. Although she had lived … Read more

White Rose of York


White Rose of York  The white rose was first used as an emblem by Edmund of Langley, son of King Edward III. Edmund had been created first duke of York in August 1385 and chose the emblem soon afterwards.

It is believed that it was chosen as a symbol of the Virgin Mary who was known as the Mystical Rose.

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