War of the Roses

War of the Roses was a conflict between two branches of the Plantagenets family, the House of Lancaster and the House of York, fought for the throne of England. The conflict of loyalties, blood  and ambition abounded in betrayal and scheming. In order to show where their loyalty lies, a number of noblemen and lawyers had to pick red or white rose fot the Lancastrian and Yorkish House respectively. At the end, Henry Tudor defeated the White Rose of York, King Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field and became the king of England.

The defeated king found his peace just recently, symbolically ending the Wars of the Roses. On the 26th of March a service to mark his reburial has taken place in Leicester. Neill Strain Floral Couture London transformed the church into a grove of white roses, and foliage including sweet scented broom, the “planta genista” emblem of the Plantagenets.

All photos courtesy of Neill Strain Floral Couture London.