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the war of the roses was a hundred year war between the house of york and the house of Lancaster, only on the 22nd of august 1485 was it resolved in the battle of Bosworth when Henry Tudor won and Richard III died.

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The roses symbolized the two warring houses, Lancaster and York.

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What was the English Civil War of the 1400 known as?

War of the Roses was the civil war, it can be confused with the Hundred Years War, but the Hundred Years war had to do with England and France which is not civil to the English.


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Wars are usually named after the winner of that war. Due to the fact that the war is called the English Civil War the English won the war.


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England and France fought The Hundred Years War. The Wars of the Roses, an English Civil War, was fought between different groups of English nobility over which side would be king, Lancaster or York.


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The English Civil Wars or The Great Rebellion were between supporters of Charles I and II and opposing groups in each of his three kingdoms. They are also referred to as the War of the Three Kingdoms.


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During the English civil war, those who supported the monarch were called puritans.


Did the US win the war of Roses?

The War of the Roses was a civil war in England that happened before the colonization of America. So, no.


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The War of the Roses ended with the accession of Henry VII to the English throne.


What was the other name for the royalists in the civil war?

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