28 February 2008 Houses of Lancaster & York Miniature Sheet - 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.
The MS shows the life and times of the age, with four events from the reign of the Houses of Lancaster and York.
Owain Glyn Dwr's rebellion and the Welsh Parliament in 1404,
Henry 5th triumph at the Battle of Agincourt where the English archers defeated a superior force of French knights in 1415,
the Battle Tewkesbury where the forces of York finally defeated the Lancastrians in 1471 and
William Caxton the first man to operate a printing process in England in 1477
The Timeline miniature sheet on the official PTS Stampex FDC with the Stampex Houses of Lancaster & York FDI postmark.