28 February 2008 Houses of Lancaster & York Stampex official first day cover
The Houses of Lancaster & York are the first in an annual series that depicts the Kings and Queens of England, Scotland and after 1603 the United Kingdom. This first in the series looks at the period between 1399 and 1485 a period riven with social unrest, war in France and a dynastic quarrel between the Royal House of Lancaster and York commonly known as the War of the Roses.
1st class: Henry IV (1399-1413) & Henry V (1413-22);
54p Henry VI (1422-61 & 1470-71) & Edward IV (1461-70 & 1471-83);
69p Edward V (1483) & Richard III (1483-85)
The complete set on a Stuart fdc with the official Stuart/Cotswold York postmark.