Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Emblems of Britain
Each country in Britain has its own patron saint and floral emblem:
England - St. George and the Rose
The national flower of England is the rose.
The flower has been adopted as England’s emblem since the time of the Wars of the Roses - civil wars (1455-1485) between the royal house of Lancaster (whose emblem was a red rose) and the royal house of York (whose emblem was a white rose).