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Retro 51 Tornado Fountain Pen - War of the Roses - York (UK Exclusive)

Retro 51 Tornado Fountain Pen - War of the Roses - York (UK Exclusive)

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“Continuing with the theme of nobility this UK exclusive produced by Retro 51 takes us back in time to the “War of the Roses"!

The York pen has been inspired by ’The Cousins War’ which happened over 600 years ago- otherwise popularly known as the 'War of the Roses’.

The War of the Roses lasted over 30 years and was part of one of the longest civil wars in English history. These wars were fought between supporters of two rival branches of the royal House of Plantagenet, the House of Lancaster (who used a Red Rose emblem) and House of York (who used a White Rose). 

The fight was for control of Henry VI, but later became a struggle for the throne itself after Henry VI died with no living heir. Both houses believed their claim to the throne to be stronger than the other.

The pen design is based on the House of York's heraldic badge, the white rose.

It has antique brass trim which complements the satin floral design of the pen with the York roses emblem on the top disc, finishing off the pen beautifully. The emblem of the white rose was first adopted as a heraldic badge by Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York, whilst one of his brothers, John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster adopted a red rose. The last King to use the York rose was Richard III whose body was found under a carpark in 2015 in Leicester!

Gather dear friends and show your loyalty to the house of York with this Tornado. “

The Retro 51 EXT (extended) Tornado fountain pen is 2.5cm longer than the standard Retro 51 fountain pen, which enables it to hold two standard international ink cartridges or an ink converter (it comes with both). We have also created of bottled ink available here

Retro 51 x Mann Inc, have developed an Exclusive Limited Edition Fountain Pen Ink.  

This is an Exclusive Ink manufactured by Diamine, only 90 50ml bottles of Tudor Green are available, in this new exciting colour. 

*Excluded from all discount offers.

 Matching Rickshaw bag's pen sleeves also available.

Your Tornado pen comes in attractive gift packaging which doubles as a deskpen holder.

Length: 125mm
Diameter: 12mm
Weight: 28g

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