THE TUDORS AND THE TUDOR ROSE
Because of the Hundred Years War England was weak in and a state of near anarchy. Foreign possessions had been lost. Then followed civil strife, internal rivalry between sections of the country and factions in the nation – and Civil war – the Wars of the Roses (between the Houses of York and Lancaster). Note the parallels between that period of history and ours. i.e. two World Wars – loss of foreign possessions – Empire – weakening followed by internal strife – class strife, strife between sections of the population – weakening of institutions – divide between North and South.