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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Duchess of York

"Neptune" Hair from Besom (Free - Hair Fair 2016 Event)

 "Angelic Gown - Ivory" from Plastix (260L - Dreamful Event. Includes Mesh Dress in 3 Standard Sizes + Fitted for Slink Physique + Fitted for Maitreya Mesh Bodies in Regular and Sheer Versions and Alpha Layer. Available in Several Color Options)

"Fox Fur Collar" from Plastix (199L. Includes Fur Collar in 5 Sizes and Texture HUD with 2 Fur Texture Options, 5 Chain Texture Options with On/Off Options)

"Champagne Beads Necklace" from Boutique 187 (Free - Group Gift)

Location: Yorkshire Dales

"When King Richard II was overthrown in 1399, antagonism between the House of York and the House of Lancaster, both branches of the royal House of Plantagenet, began to emerge. Eventually the two houses fought for the throne of England in a series of civil wars, commonly known as the Wars of the Roses. Some of the battles took place in Yorkshire, such as those at Wakefield and Towton, the latter of which is known as the bloodiest battle ever fought on English soil. Richard III was the last Yorkist king.
Henry Tudor, sympathizer to the House of Lancaster, defeated and killed Richard at the Battle of Bosworth Field. He then became King Henry VII and married Elizabeth of York, daughter of Yorkist Edward IV, ending the wars. The two roses of white and red, emblems of the Houses of York and Lancaster respectively, were combined to form the Tudor Rose of England.  This rivalry between the royal houses of York and Lancaster has passed into popular culture as a rivalry between the counties of Yorkshire and Lancashire, particularly in sport (for example the Roses Match played in County Cricket), although the House of Lancaster was based in York and the House of York in London. In football, matches between Manchester United and Leeds United are usually described as "War of the Roses" games, the teams' home kits being the colour of the respective rose."

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