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The '''House of York''' was a short-lived 15th century [[English]] dynasty – the last of the [[Plantagenet]] line – consisting of three kings: [[Edward IV]], [[Edward V]] and [[Richard III]]. It ended with the death of Richard III.
This was the state of affairs in the years immediately preceding the outbreak of hostilities that would come to be known as the [[Wars of the Roses]] from the idea that the waring parties each used a rose, red for the [[Lancastrian]]s, white for the '''Yorkists''', as representations of their cause. Whilst the house died with Richard III, "Yorkists" is still the term used to describe those who agitated against the [[Tudor]][[Henry VII]] in the first years of his reign.
[[Category: English History]][[Category: Medieval History]][[Category: Wars of the Roses]]
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