The Wars of the Roses, sometimes referred to collectively as a single War of the Roses, were a series of conflicts involving 15th century England.
Most of Chase Mansion was built during the wars. Harrison Chase thought the wars were "charmingly named, but [was] rather a bloodthirsty period in history". (TV: The Seeds of Doom)
In an alternate timeline where River Song refused to kill the Eleventh Doctor and all of history took place at the same time at 5:02pm on 22 April 2011, the War of the Roses was reported to have entered its second year. (TV: The Wedding of River Song)
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In the unproduced Doctor Who movie, Doctor Who Meets Scratchman, it is mentioned that the Doctor was sighted during the War of the Roses.