Grand Old Duke Of York,  Paper Quilt, (Paper, Ink & Thread) 10" x 12" (Mahogany Brown Wood Frame Measures 12" x 14") by Julie Mcintyre

Grand Old Duke Of York, Paper Quilt, (Paper, Ink & Thread) 10" x 12" (Mahogany Brown Wood Frame Measures 12" x 14")

From The Bedtime Stories Series:  This rhyme is believed to refer to the Battle of Wakefield on December 30, 1460 during the 30 year War of the Roses. This war was between the house of York (whose symbol was a white rose) and the house of Lancaster (whose symbol was a red rose).

Richard, Duke of York, claimant to the English throne and Protector of England marched his army up to a castle in Sandal.  Sandal Castle was built on top of the site of an old Norman mote and bailey fortress and its massive earthworks stood 33 feet (10m) above the original ground level so it was an excellent defensive position to take against the Lancastrian army. However, in a moment of madness or foolishness, Richard left his stronghold in the castle and marched his army down to make a direct attack on the Lancastrians.  His army was overwhelmed and Richard the Duke of York was killed in battle.

Quilt Pattern:  Ladies Delight

$125.00 CAD