Hand painted glass roundel, 15cm diameter. Red rose with yellow centre, 5 white outer petals & five green leaves, blue edging. Metal rim with metal hanging chain.
Tudor rose motif is the symbol of the Tudor dynasty. It represents the
joining of the Houses of Lancaster and York when Henry Tudor (of the
House of Lancaster) won the crown of England
(becoming Henry VII) by defeating Richard of York in the Wars of the
Roses. On his marriage to Elizabeth of York, Henry VII adopted the
symbol of the Tudor rose badge, which combined the white rose of York with the red rose of Lancaster, showing that the two rival families were united. This is a replica of a detail from a stained glass window in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.