Richard III, uncle of Elizabeth of York, great...

Richard III, uncle of Elizabeth of York, great uncle of Henry VIII (Photo credit: lisby1)

So today, LG released, though the Capitol.PN Facebook page, a poster meant to be produced by the Capitol to promote the Victory Tour.  It features a very airbrushed Katniss and Peeta who are both dressed in white, and Katniss (who doesn’t look very happy to do so) is holding a bouquet of white roses.  I’m pretty sure the roses are meant to represent President Snow and the control he is trying to assert over Katniss during the Victory Tour.

Not too long ago, the bones of King Richard III were found under a parking lot.

(See this link: Richard III’s Remains Found In Council Car Park (

What in the world does this have to do with President Snow and The Hunger Games trilogy?  A lot, I think.

If you’re a fan of British history, or even if not, you may recall the “War of the Roses”, in which the House of York and the House of Lancaster fought over who had a better claim on the throne of England.  King Richard III was the last king who reigned from the House of York, he was killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field by forces of a certain Henry Tudor (from the House of Lancaster), who went on to become King Henry VII – the father of the infamous King Henry VIII.  The symbol of the House of York was…drumroll…a white rose! Continue reading