FLOWER ADOPTED BY A TU­DOR QUEEN

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Eglan­tine was one of the per­sonal sym­bols of Queen El­iz­a­beth I and was of­ten em­broi­dered on her gowns and wrought into her jew­ellery. Noble­men and women were painted hold­ing the flower to demon­strate their loy­alty to her. The poet, Ge­orge Peele, in verses com­posed to cel­e­brate El­iz­a­beth’s birth­day in 1595, asked peo­ple to “wear eglan­tine, and wreaths of roses red and white put on” in her hon­our.

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