I made this brooch to wear this week in respect for King Richard III, who, over 500 years ago, was the last English king to die on the battlefield.
His bones, once believed lost, were recently found underneath a parking lot. Today he is being re-buried in Leicester Cathedral with proper ceremony and prayers.
There are those who say his remains should have been returned to York. I can understand how they feel, and to some level I agree. It would have been very nice to see him rest, at last, in York. But on the other hand, he was a Christian (Catholic) and any consecrated ground would be appropriate. Beyond that, since Psalm 24 says all the earth is the Lord's, then that kind of renders the whole discussion moot anyway.
But there we have it - my white rose of York brooch.