The White Rose is the emblem of the county of Yorkshire in England. Marion and I were born in Yorkshire . Please log on to the following links to read about the War of The Roses. Also about the counties capital of York.
Please click on the Wars of the Roses logo for more information
The Wars of the Roses were a series of civil wars fought in medieval England from 1455 to 1487 between the House of Lancaster and the House of York. The name Wars of the Roses is based on the badges used by the two sides, the red rose for the Lancastrians and the white rose for the Yorkists. Major causes of the conflict include:
1) both houses were direct descendents of king Edward III;
2) the ruling Lancastrian king, Henry VI, surrounded himself with unpopular nobles;
3) the civil unrest of much of the population;
4) the availability of many powerful lords with their own private armies; and
5) the untimely episodes of mental illness by king Henry VI.
Please see the origins page for more information on the start of the wars.
This site presents a clear and easy-to-follow survey of the Wars of the Roses including major players and important battles. We hope this site will pique your interest in a very fascinating and rich period of history -- welcome to the Wars of the Roses.
Please click on the Wars of the Roses logo for more information
The Wars of the Roses were a series of battles between the houses of Lancaster (the red rose) and York (the white rose) in the fifteenth century. The battles were ultimately about which family had more right, or more might, to wear the crown of England.
The purpose of this site is to provide as much information as possible about these wars in particular and the fifteenth century in general. To this end you can find on this site information about the people involved in the wars, descriptions of the battles and an outline of the history of the wars. You will also find other general information on the century, including music and a timeline of events of the fifteenth century.
This site is continually being added to and re-written and will eventually hold a lot more information than it does as present.
Please click on the City of York logo for more information
This guide to the beautiful medieval City of York in England, UK is for both tourists and business people.
Please click on the Welcome to York logo for more information
Welcome to York tourist information for visitors to York as well as information of use to residents of York or Yorkshire with suggestions of places to visit for your day out, and places for you to stay.
Also includes stories of haunted York and the history of York and a selection of Yorkshire recipes, it's the one stop, everything York website.
Please click on the York Minister logo for more information
York Minster Development Campaign
The Dean and Chapter of York ask for your support of a major campaign to raise money for the restoration of the East Front. A detailed study has revealed that both the stonework and glass require urgent repair and conservation. The East Front is one the finest examples of medieval architecture in England, and this Campaign aims to restore it to its full glory for generations to enjoy. The Campaign is supported by HRH Duke of York, who is acting as its Patron.
Please click on the Yorkshire Net logo for more information
The ancient capital of Yorkshire is York, one of the great cities of the medieval world. Still encircled by its ancient walls, the city is dominated by the soaring pinnacles of York Minster, the finest Gothic church in northern Europe. From narrow streets, lively with chic cafes and specialist shops, to trips on its tree-lined river, York is a treasure house with a superb choice of museums and galleries.
FAMOUS PEOPLE FROM YORKSHIRE
By Tim Lambert
BINGLEY Sir Fred Hoyle 1915-2001 Astronomer
BIRSTALL Joseph Priestley 1733-1804 Scientist who discovered oxygen
Sir Edward Appleton 1892-1965 Physicist
John Gerard Braine 1922-1986 Writer
Frank Carr 1858-1916 Composer
Frederick Delius 1862-1934 Composer
David Hockney 1937- Artist
J B Priestley Writer
Henry Moore 1898-1986 Sculptor
Sir Thomas Allbut 1836-1925 Doctor
Tom Kilburn 1921-2001 computer Engineer
Sir Owen Richardson 1879-1959 Physicist
Mick Sullivan 1934- Rugby player
Diana Rigg 1938- Actress
Joseph Priestley 1733-1804 Scientist
Dame Honor Fell 1900-1986 Biologist
John Reginald Christie 1898-1953 Serial Killer of 10 Rillington Place
Percy Shaw 1890-1976 Invented 'cats eyes'
John E Walker 1941- Chemist
Sir Edward Hulton 1906-1988 Journalist
Sir William Empson 1906-1984 Poet
Henry Kettlewell 1907-1979 Entomologist
James Mason 1909-1984 Actor
Amy Johnson 1903-41 Aviator
Ian Carmichael 1920- Comedian
Maureen Lipman 1946- Actress
Edward Milne 1896-1950 Astrophysicist
Stevie Smith 1902-1971 Poet
James Ward 1843-1925 Philosopher
William Wilberforce 1759-1833 Campaigned against slavery
Gordon Bottomley 1874-1948 Poet
alistair Campbell 1957- Journalist
John Firth 1890-1960 Linguist
Denis Healey 1917- Chancellor of the Exchequer
Neil Rollinson 1960- Poet
Mollie Sugden 1922- Actress (Famous as Mrs. Slocombe)
John Metcalfe 1717-1810 Road engineer
Joseph Aspdin 1788-1855 Inventor of Portland cement
Malcolm McDowell 1943- Actor
Sir Alfred Pippard 1920- Scientist
Sir James 'Jimmy' Saville 1926 DJ
Brian Blessed 1936- Actor
James Cook 1728-1779 Explorer
Herbert Asquith 1852-1928 Prime Minister 1908-1916
Ted Hughes 1930- Poet
Thomas Chippendale 1718-1779 Furniture designer
Frederick Bower 1855-1948 Botanist
Donald Bailey 1901-85 Inventor of Bailey bridge
Sir Harry Godwin 1901-1985 Botantist
Sir George Cayley 1773-1857 Inventor
Ben Kingsley 1943- Actor
Charles Laughton 1899-1962 Actor
Dame Judith Sitwell 1887-1964 Poet
William Williamson 1816-1895 Paleobotanist
SKIPTON Henry Sidgwick 1838-1900 Philosopher
Tony Jacklin 1944- Golfer
David Blunkett 1947- Labour politician
Margaret Drabble 1939- writer
Sir Robert Hadfield 1858-1940 Metallurgist
Roy Hattersley 1932- Labour politician
Michael Palin 1943- Comedian
George Gissing 1857-1903 Novelist
John George Haigh 1909-1949 The acid bath murderer
Barbara Hepworth 1903-75 Sculptress
William Bateson 1861-1926 Geneticist
Donald Pleasance 1919-1995 Actor
W H Auden 1907-1973 Writer
John Barry 1933- Composer
William Etty 1787-1849 Artist
Guy Fawkes 1570-1606 Attempted to blow up parliament
John Flaxman 1755-1826 Sculptor
Joseph Hansom 1803-1882 Architect and inventor of the Hansom cab
W H Auden 1907-1973 Poet
Judi Dench 1934- Actress
John Flaxman 1755-1826 Artist
Marion and I would like to express our gratitude to Braithwaites of York, for their kind permission in allowing us the use of a piece of their fine jewellery for the new logo of White Rose Boarding Kennels.
We invite our guests to this site to log on to Brathwaites website by clicking the rose below.