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Wars Of The Roses

By Sezz    
Many thanks for your kind comments on 'Medieval Music' and thank you to TrevBatWCC for his UA Smile

Here's another form the Medieval Festival at Herstmonceux Castle, I quite liked the reflections in the helmet...
The houses of Lancaster and York prepare to do battle.

The Wars of the Roses were a series of dynastic wars fought between supporters of two rival branches of the royal House of Plantagenet: the houses of Lancaster and York (whose heraldic symbols were the "red" and the "white" rose, respectively) for the throne of England. They were fought in several sporadic episodes between 1455 and 1485, although there was related fighting both before and after this period. The final victory went to a relatively remote Lancastrian claimant, Henry Tudor, who defeated the last Yorkist king Richard III and married Edward IV's daughter Elizabeth of York to unite the two houses. The House of Tudor subsequently ruled England and Wales for 117 years.

Thanks as always for your time, your thoughts/comments are very welcome.

Regards - Sarah J x

Tags: War Medieval Helmet East sussex Civil war Herstmonceux castle Portraits and people Living history War of the roses Herstmonceux Medieval Festival 2012

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RonnieAG Plus
7 154 118 Scotland
6 Sep 2012 4:07PM
Good history lesson to accompany your close-up shot of the helmet: the reflections do add so much.
Must have been a fascinating event to attend, all the participants so well kited out in the costumes and attire of the times.

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Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2012 4:44PM
Great write up Sarah, but like the image has the added reflections
and do crisp clear
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
6 Sep 2012 6:04PM
The reflections do look good, Sarah, and a strong close in crop.

The Lancashire lot probably cheated then as well....

Dave the Yorkist!!
Love the reflections on the helmet Sarah, brilliant close up & the write up very informative GrinGrin
RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2012 6:22PM
The reflections are great and I love the other details in this very powerful shot.

Sezz 12 617 15 England
6 Sep 2012 6:49PM
Many thanks everyone, appreciated!
lol Dave the Yorkist Wink

Sarah x
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2012 7:54PM
Wonderful detail in the textures Sarah.
rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
6 Sep 2012 11:36PM
A drop of red wine perhap.......s Sarah Scary advisary.
dmhuynh72 9 44 3 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2012 12:40PM
Interesting write up Sarah, and lovely capture too.
You have to let me know the next festival and will come along too.
have a good weekend
7 Sep 2012 5:42PM
Rough and rugged Sarah, and a big shiny Helmet, a must for this series Smile

John Smile
1881 5 India
7 Sep 2012 7:38PM
Nice detail /texture.

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saltireblue Plus
7 7.2k 33 Norway
9 Sep 2012 9:10AM
Sort of looks like a medieval Darth VaderWink
Interesting writ-up, Sarah.

(who thought the War of the Roses was my Mum and her sister fighting over the chocolates...Wink)
9 Sep 2012 3:22PM
A wonderful capture well done Smile
Sezz 12 617 15 England
10 Sep 2012 6:03PM
Thank you for your kind comments, really appreciated!
Medieval Darth Vader - yes I suppose he does Malc, lol Wink

Sarah x
oll1e Plus
10 57 2 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2012 6:49PM
really like the different textures in this and such a great write upWink

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