A lovely garden (England) had a rose tree, which produced a king over England, France, and Ireland. A boar wrought havoc in the garden, but an eagle bore a rose away to safety. The rose returned and asked the eagle, his father, for aid. The eagle rejoiced.
Sir Rice ap Thomas brought Wales to his support. Erle Richmond -- Henry VII at that time -- won Shrewsburye with the aid of letters from Sir William Stanley. When Mitton, who had held the town against him, said that he knew no king but Richard and promised to serve him if he were named king, Henry pardoned him.
The boar and the eagle must meet, which causes the old eagle to lament the danger. The eagle fought, with the aid of the talbott, the vnicorne, and the harts head, and won, making the garden fresh and green again.
The garden is England, and the rose tree the House of Lancaster, with the king being Henry V of England. The boar is either the House of York, which claimed the throne in the person of Edward IV of England, or Richard III of England, who endangerd the future Henry VII of England's life, causing his uncle Jasper Tudor to flee the country with him -- or represents both.
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