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White Rose


The House of York, whose emblem it was.

The White Rose. Cardinal de la Pole. (1500–1558.)

White Rose of England. So Perkin Warbeck or Osbeck was always addressed by Margaret of Burgundy, the sister of Edward IV. (*-1449.) Lady Catherine Gordon, given by James IV. as wife to Perkin Warbeck, was called “The White Rose.” She married three times more after the death of Warbeck.

The White Rose of Raby. Cecily, wife of Richard, Duke of York, and mother of Edward IV. and Richard III. She was the youngest of twenty-one children.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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White Hat
White Horse
White Horses
White House
White Ladies [Les Dames Blanches]
White Lies
White Moments of Life (The)
White Moon (Knight of the)
White Night (A)
White Poplar
White Rose
White Sheep [Ak-koin-loo]
White Squall
White Stone
White Stone (Rev. ii. 17)
White Surrey
White Tincture
White Water-lotus [Pe-lien-kaou]
White Widow
White Witch (A)
White as Driven Snow