Photographer's Note

The most impressive show which you can watch in the Warwick Castle is called the Wars of the Roses. Traditionally dressed actors perform in a specially designed open air theatre, many of them riding horses. Because I don’t know much about English history, I didn’t really know what to expect from it. The plot was quite long and complicated which made me realize that it must be a fragment of the real history. The title is indeed a phrase which describes the wars between two houses fighting for the English throne. The White Rose was the symbol of the House of York while the Red Rose was the symbol of the House of Lancaster. For children the most interesting were, of course, the colorfully dressed knights who were riding horses back and forth the stage pretending they are fighting. In the end, the colors of the two fighting houses, white and red, became the colors of the unified House of Tudor, and I suppose the colors of the present-day English flag. You can read more about this period in English history in Wikipedia:

Here you can see a video of the show:

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