A rose by any other name will still be a rose, so Shakespeare would say. The historians would ultimately differ as to what name this period in history should receive, but hey... "The Wars of The Roses" it has come to be known. The following book is a brief and very readable account of this period following the death of Edward III.
Written by Charles Ross and first published in 1977 by Thames and Hudson, NY, it is a well written summary of what as "by tradition" came to be name "The Wars of The Roses". There are lots of illustrations (126), and lots of pictures, giving a visual addition to the story.
The "Houses of Lancaster and York" they were. Years 1377 to that battle as Bosworth Field in 1485. Red rose verses white rose...hum...certainly flower power.