National Geographic : 1946 Aug
V National (ieograpnic Society War of the Roses Is Portrayed in Flowery Legend Red roses represent Lancaster; white roses, York. These two houses fought for the 15th-century throne. Their long conflict, weakening the barons, enabled the Tudors to establish a strong central government. Tudor and CabotChart England's Overseas Empire Henry VII sent John Cabot, Columbus's contemporary and fellow Genoese, questing for a direct route toAsia. England's claims toNorth America were based on Cabot's discoveriesin1497-8.