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Golden Rose.

Rose of gold, sometimes embellished with gems, blessed by pope on 4th Sunday in Lent (hence sometimes called Rose Sunday by RCs); sent as special favor to a person or place; custom probably originated in 11th c. Henry* VIII received 3; Frederick* III (“The Wise”) was offered one in an effort to get his support against M. Luther.*

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