Why We Chose The Tudor Rose As Part Of Our Heritage Collection

At Wimbledon Cufflink Company we have a wide range of different designs of cufflinks that represent many aspects of our history. So, for instance, we have the English Rose, The Scottish Lion, The English Oak, The Shamrock, The Welsh Dragon, The Celtic Shield, The Crown, The RAF Jet Engine, and many more.

One of the designs that we have produced is The Tudor Rose Cufflink which celebrates the coming together of the House of Lancaster and The House of York. In the Battle of Bosworth in 1485, Henry VII of the House of Lancaster took the Crown of England from Richard III of the House of York. This brought to an end the Wars of the Roses, the House of Lancaster having used a gold or red rose as a badge at times, while the House of York had used a white rose. 

However, the Wars of the Roses is a term that was used retrospectively to define them, since Lancastrian kings had previously sometimes used a rose as a badge, but it was usually gold rather than red. In fact, up until 1485 the only royal rose that was in use was the badge of Edward IV and that was white. The roses were created after the war by Henry VII. When he got married, he adopted the rose badge by joining the red rose of Lancaster with the white rose of York. The Tudor Rose Cufflink that we have produced is meant to symbolise peace and unity.


Perfect For Displaying Your Pride in Your English Heritage


Our cufflinks display the white rose set upon the red rose which in turn is set upon a dark blue background. It is the perfect emblem to choose for situations where you want to display your pride in your English heritage, and as such is ideal for wearing at sports events such as football matches, particularly when played against one of the other countries of the United Kingdom. The Welsh love their Red Dragon (we also produce cufflinks depicting that) and the Scottish their Scottish Lion, so there is no reason at all why an Englishman should not display the Tudor Rose.

Of course, you may also wish to display some of the other English emblems that we use, such as the English Oak in gold on dark green. This is the oak in which Charles II hid from the Roundheads after he lost the Battle of Worcester in 1651.

We have many other cufflinks that celebrate the heritage of our four countries, so scroll through the gallery and make your own choice.