Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York: Important Figure During the War of the Roses
September 21, 1411 was a day that changed history. The birth of Richard, Duke of York, led to the start of the War of the Roses and a royal bloodline that has been connected to him in some way since.
Richard III banner
Richard III banner in St James, Sutton Cheney, where Richard III is reputed to have taken his last mass before the Battle of Bosworth. Richard III was the founder of the College of Arms in 1484 and his personal coat of arms was of great significance to himself. Blue, or azure meant truth and loyalty // Maroon, sanguine or murray meant patience in battle yet victorious // The boar meant bravery, fights to the death // White or silver meant peace and sincerity
ROBERT HARDMAN watches as Richard III is taken to last resting place
In one of the strangest royal processions in history, the remains of Richard III progressed through Leicester, with the king making his way past KFC, McDonald’s and the rest.
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