Retro 51 Tornado Fountain Pen - War of the Roses 'York'


This pen comes with a FREE bottle of 50ml

Tudor Green' fountain pen ink to use in the pen whilst stocks last!


Also available as a rollerball pen - Available HERE - which comes with a free black velvet pen pouch as launch offer too


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 year 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 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 new UK exclusive Tornado pen


Comes with a converter inside the pen and takes international standard ink cartridges. We'll include a free Diamine 30ml ink bottle as a launch offer along with a black velvet pen pouch to protect your new pen :)


N.B - All pens will be shipping around Tuesday 11th July, regardless of UK retailer

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