War of the Roses

War of the Roses

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The magic of History! The Wars of the Roses was a series of wars for the the English Throne.

They were between supporters of two rival houses of York and Lancaster and were fought in several sporadic episodes between 1455 and 1487, although there was related fighting before and after this period.

The conflict resulted from the weak rule of Henry IV, which revived interest in the alternative claim to the throne by Richard Duke of York.

The final victory went to a Lancastrian claimant Henry Tudor, who defeated the last Yorkist king, Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field.

The name Wars of the Roses refers to the heraldic badges associated with the two royal houses, the White Rose of York and the Red Rose of Lancaster.

Telling the above story you explain that there were spies in each Royal camp a particular one who as a Double Agent successfully picked out the spies in each camp and you designate a spectator to play the part of the Double Agent.

A freely selected card is removed from six by a spectator who, let us say, it is a lady and she holds the card face down upon her own hand.

You then show that all the other cards have matching pictures of heraldic roses on their faces. The lady now turns her card face up to find that she has chosen the only Rose of a different colour - the spy!

Ideal for pocket or table-hopping, always ready to perform
Free choice of any card, easy to do!

Comes complete with the laminated 5.5” x 3.5” Rose cards & illustrated instructions.

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