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The Wars of the Roses
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1031  Monday, 10 May 2004

From:           John Briggs <
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Date:           Sunday, 9 May 2004 23:04:14 +0100
Subject:        The Wars of the Roses

Did we ever establish the origin of the term "Wars of the Roses"?  It
obviously postdates 1H6, but by how much?  Is it found any earlier than
David Hume's "History of England" (which is presumably where Walter
Scott came across it)?

John Briggs

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