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Spring 2024


The poster's center panel features the title as well as a detailed battle scene depicting the two families Lancaster and York fighting for possession of the English crown. The Wars of the Roses were named after the crests of the two families fighting for the throne, the flowers can be seen under the genealogy on the right panel. The right panel also features the Tudor rose, the ultimate and maybe slightly unsatisfying victor of the wars. The genealogy traces the inheritance of the crown. The right panel summarizes the events during the wars. The accompanying paper delves deeper into the events and people this historical event revolved around.

Course: ENG 412, Medieval Literature (Dr. Aaron Housholder)

Pitts-Jess-ENG412-1-paper.pdf (77 kB)
Paper on The Wars of the Roses


The Wars of the Roses, art, history