The British dynasty of the Tudors was symbolized by the Tudor Rose. The rose became truly “Royal” during the English Civil War; “The War of the Roses” (1455-1485). The winner, Tudor Henry Vii, merged his Lancastrian red rose with the white rose of his York bride, creating the Tudor Rose (the ptals of a red rose enfolding the petals of a white rose). This “Rose of England” symbolized unity and respect and was worn as a symbol of loyalty and allegiance. The Tudors were able to establish England as a world power by positioning their country as a peace-maker between the dueling powers of France and Spain. They also gave England a century of dynastic stability. Most Tudor monarchs came to the throne without strife. This lengthy period of peace allowed England a much needed respite from the Lancastrian-Yorkist wars.
- Made of high quality excelsior pewter
- Adjustable cord (30 inches/76.2 cm) with laminated ends and pewter accent bead included
- Made in the USA by American artisans
- Measures approximately 7/8 inch (2.23 cm) in diameter