Symbolism of The Tudor Rose: 22nd August 1485 – The Battle of Bosworth Field was won by the Lancastrians. Their leader Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, became the first English monarch of the Tudor dynasty by his victory and subsequent marriage to a Yorkist princess. His opponent Richard III, the last king of the House of York, was killed in the battle.
Royal Library: The Rose and Pomegranate - Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon - Nerdalicious
The illumination depicts Henry VIII’s Tudor rose and the pomegranate of Granada adopted by Katherine of Aragon. From Thomas More’s Coronation Suite-Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon-The rose and pomegranate, a symbol of fertility, are entwined, promising a fruitful union.