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Lady Bank Yellow Roses

Lady Bank Yellow Roses (Rosa Bankiae)

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That is lovely GG, does it have a scent??

31 Mar, 2009


Yes they do but it's very light.

7 Apr, 2009


Did you know the Lady Banks (Bankes) rose was names for the wife of Sir John Bankes of Corfe Castle, Dorset.

In 1635 the castle was sold to Sir John Bankes, Lord Chief Justice of England (see Kingston Lacy). Bankes used it as a second home rather than a fortress. He spent much of his time in London, leaving Corfe in the care of his wife, Lady Mary Bankes.

However, the Bankes family did not have long to enjoy their new possession. The castle was besieged twice in the Civil War. The defenders, led by Lady Bankes held out against Parliamentary troops for almost three full years until they were betrayed by one of their own number. The indomitable Lady Bankes fought on until the bitter end, locking herself in her personal chambers and throwing hot coals out the window on the attacking forces. Though she was finally induced to surrender, Lady Bankes had so impressed the Parliamentary commander with her courage that she was allowed to leave the castle with her garrison and the keys to the castle! Those keys are preserved at the Bankes family home of Kingston Lacy.

I attended Lady Bankes School in Ruislip and the uniform blazer pocket had a shield of Corfe Castle on it.

A rose by any other name...............................

7 Apr, 2009


Thanks for the background info Wagger! 8-)

7 Apr, 2009


I could bore for England at the next Olympics.

7 Apr, 2009

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