Rose shaped pewter badge: 16th century
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Pewter badge shaped as a rose on a stem with three leaves. In 1500 Henry VII provided funds to the hospital of the Savoy on the Strand to establish free accommodation to homeless men. The wardens at the hospital were issued with a Tudor rose badge to remind the homeless and the general public of his generosity. Henry VII created the Tudor rose when he became king, ending the Wars of the Roses. He joined his Lancastrian red rose with the Yorkist white rose after his marriage to Elizabeth of York, daughter of Edward IV.
1500 AD - 1550 AD