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 White Poplar.White Sheep [Ak-koin-loo]. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
White Rose.
The House of York, whose emblem it was.   1
   The White Rose. Cardinal de la Pole. (1500–1558.)   2
   White Rose of England. So Perkin Warbeck or Osbeck was always addressed by Margaret of Burgundy, the sister of Edward IV. (*-1449.) Lady Catherine Gordon, given by James IV. as wife to Perkin Warbeck, was called “The White Rose.” She married three times more after the death of Warbeck.   3
   The White Rose of Raby. Cecily, wife of Richard, Duke of York, and mother of Edward IV. and Richard III. She was the youngest of twenty-one children.   4

 White Poplar.White Sheep [Ak-koin-loo]. 


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