Inscription: GRACE BE TO THIS PLACE
The Wars of the Roses ended in 1485 when, after 30 years of conflict, Lancastrian Henry Tudor (red rose) defeated the Yorkist King Richard III, (white rose), at the Battle of Bosworth Field. Combining both red and white roses, the Tudor Rose represented the unification of England when Henry Tudor was crowned King Henry VII of England in Westminster Abbey.
Written into the petals is a lovely traditional house blessing ‘Grace to this Place.’
Our ancestors often incorporated a benediction or blessing into their houses and this permanent medium of high-fired terracotta makes it possible for us to do so again today.
Fixing Points: One hole: just above the inner petal and between two outer petals