Jasper Tudor 1431 – 1495

Jasper Tudor

  Jasper Tudor was the uncle of King Henry VII and played an important role in aiding his accession to the throne and the founding of the Tudor dynasty. Childhood Jasper was born in 1431 … Read more

How did the Tudor Rose come about?

Tudor Conflict

In the fifteenth century, there was a power struggle between rival descendants of Edward III. The conflict between them is known as the Wars of the Roses. The descendants of John of Gaunt were Lancastrians … Read more

Red Rose of Lancaster

Red rose of Lancaster

  The red rose was first used as an emblem by Edmund, son of Henry III, in August 1265. He had been created the first earl of Lancaster by his father. It is believed that … Read more