Definition of Plantagenet in English:
Relating to the English royal dynasty that held the throne from the accession of Henry II in 1154 until the death of Richard III in 1485.
- Both these peers - the first of royal Plantagenet lineage, the second very much a new man, a Russell of the second generation - were decided Protestants, in favour of the new deal.
- Unlike his tall and golden haired Plantagenet siblings, Richard was dark and short of stature, grandson of Edmund of York who had taken as a wife Princess Isabella of Castile whose descent was traced back to the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.
- Originally part of the great council or the king's council of the Norman and Plantagenet monarchs, the Lords became separated from the Commons in the reign of Edward III.
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A member of the Plantagenet dynasty.
- Thus began the rivalry between the Capetians and the Plantagenets as well as the birth of the Gothic style in France.
- The Plantagenets wanted him christened Henry after his grandfather, but Constance named him Arthur for the legendary King Arthur, a name to conjure with among the Bretons.
- Philip spent the first years of his reign battling the Plantagenets.
from Latin planta genista 'sprig of broom', said to be worn as a crest by and given as a nickname to Geoffrey, count of Anjou, the father of Henry II.
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