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The red rose and the white
On the Union of the Lancastrians and Yorkists, A.D. 1486 — one couplet
Subjects: historical poems
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, St John’s College 57, f. i
Transcription:
The Red Rosse & þe wythe
be knyght to geder with grett delythe
Note: Added to flyleaf by hand of late fifteenth to sixteenth century, with drawing of a rose.
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Historical Poems of the XIV and XV Centuries. New York: Columbia UP, 1959: 300.
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “Poems Dealing with Contemporary Conditions.” A Manual of the Writings in Middle English. Albert E. Hartung, ed. Vol. 5, fascicle 13. New Haven, CT: Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1975: 1385-1536, 1631-1725: 1486.
Hanna, Ralph, ed. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Western Manuscripts of St John’s College Oxford. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002: 76.