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A conventionalized, typically five-lobed figure of a rose used in architectural and other decoration in the Tudor period, in particular a combination of the red and white roses of Lancaster or York adopted as a badge by Henry VII.
- ‘Above a Tudor rose is Arthur, originally with Henry's face, and royal symbols.’
- ‘Made by the Chipping Campden Guild of Handicrafts they stand at the entrance to the churchyard., incorporating in their design the Queen's monogram, Tudor roses and the year 1953.’
- ‘A fragment of stained glass in the top of the window to the right of the door was decorated with a Tudor rose and dated 1592 with the initials WK.’
- ‘The Mary Rose was named after Henry's favourite sister and the royal Tudor rose which became its emblem.’
- ‘The paper revealed a pattern of flowers in a vase and Tudor roses printed in black with green and white additions.’
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