WARS OF THE ROSES: JOINT CRISIS COMMITTEE

 

Now it’s time for delegates to decide what side they’re on in this conflict between two great royal Plantagenet houses. Will they choose the red rose of Lancaster, led by the incapable Henry VI and his aggressive Queen Margaret of Anjou? Or will they follow the white rose of York, led by the reckless and rebellious Richard of York?

 

There’s destined to be a long, blood-stained road for both of these houses, and neither side will escape the pain and loss to come. But these shocking twists and turns will shape England’s royal dynasty forever.

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Wars of the Roses JCC

Background Guide

One kingdom. A vicious struggle between rival royal houses. Unstable kings. Powerful queens. Questions of legitimacy. Bloodshed all around. All that’s missing are dragons and White Walkers!

 

It’s 1450s England and things are more hectic than ever in this medieval kingdom. Henry VI is continuing to prove to be a weak ruler, a mere puppet of his ambitious wife, Margaret of Anjou. All the while, England is fighting – and losing – the Hundred Years' War in France, and civil unrest and the perpetual threat of the plague are looming. Richard, Duke of York, and his allies have become increasingly disgruntled with Henry’s rule. 

Crisis Director:

Katelin Faherty

Birmingham, Alabama

Sophomore

Assistant Crisis Director:

Sarah Conrad

West Chester, Pennsylvania

Sophomore

YORK

LANCASTER

Chair:

Vanessa Vaughn

Maryville, Tennessee

Sophomore

Co-Chair:

Emily Vandy

Huntley, Illinois

Junior

Chair:

Daniel Burnham

Prattville, Alabama

Sophomore

Crisis Staffer:

Hannah Petersen

Charlotte, North Carolina

Freshman

Co-Chair:

Alyce Petit

Columbia, South Carolina

Freshman

Crisis Staffer:

Samantha Parnell

Crisis Staffer:

Jodi Grace Kelley

Cedartown, Georgia

Sophomore

Crisis Staffer:

Alex del Pino

Crisis Staffer:

Keerthana Manoj

Memphis, Tennessee

Freshman

Crisis Staffer:

Saharah Allen