Meaning of Wars of the Roses
Wars' of the Ros'es
— Eng. Hist. Eng. Hist.
- the civil struggle between the royal house of Lancaster, whose emblem was a red rose, and the royal house of York, whose emblem was a white rose, beginning in 1455 and ending with the accession of Henry VII in 1485 and the union of the two houses.
- Wars of the Roses (Thesaurus)