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19th May '18 1:40:27 AM FiliasCupio
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* In ''ToSayNothingOfTheDog'', Ned, a 21st century time-traveling historian in the Victorian era, describes one: "She was like a delicate blossom, capable of growing only in a single time, adapted only to the select hothouse environment of the late Victorian era: the untouched flower, the blooming English rose, the angel in the house." [[spoiler: It was Verity, another time traveling historian.]]
10th May '18 1:21:23 PM lexii
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* Rachel Alucard from ''Franchise/{{Blazblue}}'' fits the classic English aesthetic down to a tee, with her petite frame, porcelain features, PR accent and love of ASpotOfTea. [[DeadpanSnarker Mind the thorns on this rose, as it is particularly prickly.]]
5th May '18 5:56:10 AM Yukianesa
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* Evie Frye from ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedSyndicate'' fits this trope well, whilst combining it with several traits from LadyOfWar via her role as a deadly assassin and master marks-woman. In appearance, she's a slender, petite young Londoner with freckled, rosy cheeks, and sports a PrimAndProperBun of chestnut hair. In character, she is calm, no-nonsense and is able to hold herself in any situation with a good deal of grace, despite the mayhem surrounding her.
* Rachel Alucard from ''Franchise/{{Blazblue}}'' fits the classic English aesthetic down to a tee, with her petite frame, porcelain features, PR accent and love of ASpotOfTea. [[DeadpanSnarker Mind the thorns on this rose, as it is particularly prickly.]]
* An example from a dark game would be the protagonist Jennifer from the disturbingly creepy ''VideoGame/RuleOfRose'', a videogame which presents the intriguing concept of a classic English Rose forced into a ''Franchise/ResidentEvil''-style survival horror environment. Jennifer is a timid, fair, softly-spoken young English woman who seems weak and can be easily pushed about and ordered by others, although this is understandable considering the [[MindScrew situation]] she is forced in. However, she is actually very determined and loyal, being able to endure the bullying and punishments. In this regard, she can be viewed as a [[SilkHidingSteel strong]] character.



* An example from a dark game would be the protagonist Jennifer from the disturbingly creepy ''VideoGame/RuleOfRose'', a videogame which presents the intriguing concept of a classic English Rose forced into a ''Franchise/ResidentEvil''-style survival horror environment. Jennifer is a timid, fair, softly-spoken young English woman who seems weak and can be easily pushed about and ordered by others, although this is understandable considering the [[MindScrew situation]] she is forced in. However, she is actually very determined and loyal, being able to endure the bullying and punishments. In this regard, she can be viewed as a [[SilkHidingSteel strong]] character.
* Evie Frye from ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedSyndicate'' fits this trope well, whilst combining it with several traits from LadyOfWar via her role as a deadly assassin and master marks-woman. In appearance, she's a slender, petite young Londoner with freckled, rosy cheeks, and sports a PrimAndProperBun of chestnut hair. In character, she is calm, no-nonsense and is able to hold herself in any situation with a good deal of grace, despite the mayhem surrounding her.

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* An example from a dark game would be the protagonist Jennifer from the disturbingly creepy ''VideoGame/RuleOfRose'', a videogame which presents the intriguing concept of a classic English Rose forced into a ''Franchise/ResidentEvil''-style survival horror environment. Jennifer is a timid, fair, softly-spoken young English woman who seems weak and can be easily pushed about and ordered by others, although this is understandable considering the [[MindScrew situation]] she is forced in. However, she is actually very determined and loyal, being able to endure the bullying and punishments. In this regard, she can be viewed as a [[SilkHidingSteel strong]] character.
* Evie Frye from ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedSyndicate'' fits this trope well, whilst combining it with several traits from LadyOfWar via her role as a deadly assassin and master marks-woman. In appearance, she's a slender, petite young Londoner with freckled, rosy cheeks, and sports a PrimAndProperBun of chestnut hair. In character, she is calm, no-nonsense and is able to hold herself in any situation with a good deal of grace, despite the mayhem surrounding her.
12th Apr '18 6:53:55 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* Her hair can be of any shade as long as it isn't too exotic--wavy, light brown or copper hair is most archetypal, as well as hairstyles more 'natural' and less fabricated than of her peers, but any moderate and understated hairstyle fitting the period fits the type.

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* Her hair can be of any shade as long as it isn't too exotic--wavy, light brown brown, soft blonde, or copper auburn hair is most archetypal, as well as hairstyles more 'natural' and less fabricated than of her peers, but any moderate and understated hairstyle fitting the period fits the type.
4th Mar '18 8:08:19 AM XFllo
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* In ''Film/BitterMoon'', Fiona is a well-bread, prim and proper pale-skinned English woman, sailing with her husband to Istanbul and India. She's called pretty or lovely several times. Oscar says hers is a subtle brand of beauty with the inimitable British quality. He also makes a point of comparing her to provocatively seductive Mimi (who is Oscar's French wife). Fiona is very nice; for instance she helps a messed-up, crying Mimi or she befriends a little Indian girl.

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* In ''Film/BitterMoon'', Fiona is a well-bread, well-bred, prim and proper pale-skinned English woman, sailing with her husband to Istanbul and India. She's called pretty or lovely several times. Oscar says hers is a subtle brand of beauty with the inimitable British quality. He also makes a point of comparing her to provocatively seductive Mimi (who is Oscar's French wife). Fiona is very nice; for instance instance, she helps a messed-up, crying Mimi or she befriends a little Indian girl.



** Kay Miniver is a dutiful, happy wife and a mother of three from the (upper-)middle class. Her husband Clem says she's even more beautiful than the time he married her. At the beggining of the film, Mrs. Miniver's old friend James Ballard asks her for a permission to name his masterpiece, a rose he has cultivated, after her. Greer Garson who played her has fair ginger hair and white skin, and her look is emphasised by the black and white technicolor.

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** Kay Miniver is a dutiful, happy wife and a mother of three from the (upper-)middle class. Her husband Clem says she's even more beautiful than the time he married her. At the beggining beginning of the film, Mrs. Miniver's old friend James Ballard asks her for a permission to name his masterpiece, a rose he has cultivated, after her. Greer Garson who played her has fair ginger hair and white skin, and her look is emphasised by the black and white technicolor.



* ''Film/{{Hysteria}}'': Emily is the younger daugher of a widowed Doctor Dalrymple. She is a pretty, gentle and dainty young woman with fair skin and dark hair. (She is played by Felicity Jones who has the right look). She knows her father depends on her help in his London household and she is a very obedient and affectionate daughter. Because of her father's expectations, she tries to fulfil the Victorian ideal of "angel of the house". Later, by the end of the film, she knows herself better and wants to be more her own person, but she is still a very nice girl, with the promise that she will be more cheerful and happy.

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* ''Film/{{Hysteria}}'': Emily is the younger daugher daughter of a widowed Doctor Dalrymple. She is a pretty, gentle and dainty young woman with fair skin and dark hair. (She is played by Felicity Jones who has the right look). She knows her father depends on her help in his London household and she is a very obedient and affectionate daughter. Because of her father's expectations, she tries to fulfil the Victorian ideal of "angel of the house". Later, by the end of the film, she knows herself better and wants to be more her own person, but she is still a very nice girl, with the promise that she will be more cheerful and happy.



** Miss Anne Elliot from ''Literature/{{Persuasion}}'', though it appears she has lost her bloom, but she re-gains her appeal in the course of the novel. She's gentle, affectionate with an elegant mind and desire to help everybody. She has delicate features and mild dark eyes, and she's described as an elegant little woman. She's contrasted with her handsome sister Elizabeth who is a more striking beauty, but very haughty and unkind.

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** Miss Anne Elliot from ''Literature/{{Persuasion}}'', though it appears she has lost her bloom, but she re-gains regains her appeal in the course of the novel. She's gentle, affectionate with an elegant mind and desire to help everybody. She has delicate features and mild dark eyes, and she's described as an elegant little woman. She's contrasted with her handsome sister Elizabeth who is a more striking beauty, but very haughty and unkind.



** Elinor Dashwood from ''Literature/SenseAndSensibility'' is TheReliableOne of her family despite being only nineteen. She's very pretty, though her sister Marianne is thought to be the prettiest, but Marrianne is also slightly darker and her beauty is of the exotic kind. Elinor is fair and has the appropriate looks, and her calm and dignified personality makes her fit perfectly. Elinor's mother and sisters think she's too calm and that she should be a bit more emotional, but her NotSoStoic moments show she has lots of true and deep feelings.

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** Elinor Dashwood from ''Literature/SenseAndSensibility'' is TheReliableOne of her family despite being only nineteen. She's very pretty, though her sister Marianne is thought to be the prettiest, but Marrianne Marianne is also slightly darker and her beauty is of the exotic kind. Elinor is fair and has the appropriate looks, and her calm and dignified personality makes her fit perfectly. Elinor's mother and sisters think she's too calm and that she should be a bit more emotional, but her NotSoStoic moments show she has lots of true and deep feelings.



* The narrator of Creator/GuyDeMaupassant's short-story "The Wreck" is an older Frenchman who reflects on his acquaintance with a pretty Englishwoman with whom he has been corresponding his whole life since they met (20 years ago on [[NewYearHasCome New Year's Eve]]). She was a sandy-haired, dainty young girl of eighteen who was travelling with her father and two younger sisters. He worked as an inspector of the Maritime Insurance Company and they met on a wrecked ship. They nearly died because as they were strolling on the wreck, the tide swept the ship back on sea. The narrator says she was the only woman he has ever loved, and she became a lost ideal he cannot have. She got married and the narrator says they write to each other every New Year's Day. She writes about her life, her sisters and her childen, but he only ever writes about their encounter.

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* The narrator of Creator/GuyDeMaupassant's short-story "The Wreck" is an older Frenchman who reflects on his acquaintance with a pretty Englishwoman with whom he has been corresponding his whole life since they met (20 years ago on [[NewYearHasCome New Year's Eve]]). She was a sandy-haired, dainty young girl of eighteen who was travelling with her father and two younger sisters. He worked as an inspector of the Maritime Insurance Company and they met on a wrecked ship. They nearly died because as they were strolling on the wreck, the tide swept the ship back on sea. The narrator says she was the only woman he has ever loved, and she became a lost ideal he cannot have. She got married and the narrator says they write to each other every New Year's Day. She writes about her life, her sisters and her childen, children, but he only ever writes about their encounter.



** Lavinia Swire, also from Downton, fits the bill too - she's sweet natured, gentle, naturally beautiful.....[[spoiler: [[TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth and has a tragic, Victorian-heroine style death bed scene.]]]]

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** Lavinia Swire, also from Downton, fits the bill too - she's sweet natured, gentle, naturally beautiful.....[[spoiler: [[TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth and has a tragic, Victorian-heroine style death bed deathbed scene.]]]]



* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': Emily Waltham played by Helen Baxendale was Ross's girlfriend from London. She was a beautiful young woman with fair skin and dark hair and dark eyes. Initially she was sweet, caring and she and Ross seemed like a perfect match. She and Ross wanted to get married, but both wanted to stay in their homeland because they had strong ties with their family and friends. After Ross accidentally said "I take thee, Rachel" instead of "I take thee, Emily", she became very jealous and a bit of a crazy shrew, but who could blame her.

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* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': Emily Waltham played by Helen Baxendale was Ross's girlfriend from London. She was a beautiful young woman with fair skin and dark hair and dark eyes. Initially Initially, she was sweet, caring and she and Ross seemed like a perfect match. She and Ross wanted to get married, but both wanted to stay in their homeland because they had strong ties with their family and friends. After Ross accidentally said "I take thee, Rachel" instead of "I take thee, Emily", she became very jealous and a bit of a crazy shrew, but who could blame her.



* Spoofed in the Creator/GilbertAndSullivan light opera ''Theatre/UtopiaLimited''. Two South Seas princessess are being raised by their English governess to be properly modest and retiring English roses, until the visiting "Imported Flowers of Progress" assure them that the English fashion is quite different nowadays:

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* Spoofed in the Creator/GilbertAndSullivan light opera ''Theatre/UtopiaLimited''. Two South Seas princessess princesses are being raised by their English governess to be properly modest and retiring English roses, until the visiting "Imported Flowers of Progress" assure them that the English fashion is quite different nowadays:



** Cammy White shows what happens to an English Rose when you mix her with ActionGirl and MsFanservice. You'd never think of it if you judged her only by her VERY fanservicy looks, but her serious personality and her devotion to her TrueCompanions have more than a whiff of this archetype. She even has [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents the RP accent]], specially in the later games. "Cammy White" (Camilla = "priestess", White = the colour of purity) is also an archetypal English Rose name.

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** Cammy White shows what happens to an English Rose when you mix her with ActionGirl and MsFanservice. You'd never think of it if you judged her only by her VERY fanservicy looks, but her serious personality and her devotion to her TrueCompanions have more than a whiff of this archetype. She even has [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents the RP accent]], specially especially in the later games. "Cammy White" (Camilla = "priestess", White = the colour of purity) is also an archetypal English Rose name.
3rd Mar '18 3:14:09 AM DeepRed
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Compare with its sister tropes, YamatoNadeshiko, from Japan, and the "Bonne Belle" type of the SouthernBelle, from southern USA. Also compare TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask and the PrincessClassic.

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Compare with its sister tropes, YamatoNadeshiko, from Japan, and the "Bonne Belle" type of the SouthernBelle, from southern USA. Also compare TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask and the PrincessClassic.
PrincessClassic. Contrast the Chav-ette, a distinctly British variant of TheLadette.
5th Aug '17 8:27:31 AM justanid
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29th Jul '17 5:04:49 AM Madrugada
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Compare with its sister tropes, YamatoNadeshiko, from Japan, and [[SouthernBelle Bonne Belle]], from southern USA. Also compare TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask and the PrincessClassic.

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Compare with its sister tropes, YamatoNadeshiko, from Japan, and [[SouthernBelle Bonne Belle]], the "Bonne Belle" type of the SouthernBelle, from southern USA. Also compare TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask and the PrincessClassic.
19th Jul '17 4:09:15 AM Willbyr
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17th Jul '17 8:09:00 AM eroock
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An '''English Rose''' is a nostalgic idea of a beautiful young English lady. She is virtuous and possesses a certain type of modest, natural beauty. This character is always of English breeding, and likely to speak in [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents the RP accent]].

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An '''English Rose''' English Rose is a nostalgic idea of a beautiful young English lady. She is virtuous and possesses a certain type of modest, natural beauty. This character is always of English breeding, and likely to speak in [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents the RP accent]].
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